Thursday, March 8, 2007

Which is more uncomfortable?



OLD DOGS NEW DICKS
"There was so much skin, it was like a shar-pei!" -Charlotte

Directed by: Alan Taylor
Written by: Jenny Bicks

Synopsis
Can you change a man? Carrie tries to change some of Mr. Big's more annoying habits; Charlotte dates an uncircumcised man; Miranda is still dating the bartender but has problems with his schedule; and Samantha bumps into an old boyfriend who's now a drag queen.

THE CASTE SYSTEM
Directed by: Allison Anders
Written by: Darren Star

Synopsis
Has New York's class system been replaced by a caste system? Carrie and Mr. Big exchange "I love you's", Miranda splits with her bartender boyfriend, Samantha dates a rich man with a duplicitous servant, and Charlotte gets caught in the fast lane after hooking up with a hot-shot movie star.

I have a real love/hate relationship with this show. I was bored the other day and crammed two of these in while the kids took their naps. And while I find myself seriously annoyed by each chick's personality every time, I kind of have to give the show props for exposing a set of women, flaws and all, that most everyone can relate to in some way. Charlotte's privledged upbringing, Carrie as a neurotic spaz, Samantha the sex maniac, and Miranda's uptight lawyer-ness. I hate to say it, but what I find most interesting about the show are actually the boyfriends, the ones that stick around for a while. Big, Steve, and Aiden, to name a few. I guess I've learned a bit about high fashion as well, though, I don't think I'll be purchasing any Manolo Blahnik shoes or Fendi purses anytime soon.

In other news, we started watching Borat last night. I'll wait on this after I've seen the whole thing, but the uncomfortable tensing was almost unbearable.

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