Tonight was the final episode of a series I’ve been watching for years on HBO. Yes, Sex and the City is no more and I’m despondent.
I have to say that it was a lovely wrap up. They outdid themselves with the synchronization of all of the scenes. The direction was impressive. Beyond that, the whole premise of the show was a culmination of the maturation of each character, without creating an abrupt end. This leaves room for more sex.
There’s talk of a film, which I happen to think would gross very highly. However, I’m not sure they could manage the end as gracefully as they did this evening.
I really love the way they rounded out Samantha’s character near and at the end. Her emotional progress based from the love of another, is simply beautiful. I think it’s safe to say that she got everything she was never looking for.
Amanda bridged a little gap with regard to love as well. Her character is testament to the fact that motherhood changes you. I think the Amanda from the beginning of the show wouldn’t really respect the Amanda at the end. But, that’s the nature of change.
Charlotte has always been the princess of the show and I’m glad they finally found the right prince for her. Maybe I’m just saying that because I’m Jewish. She really shines with Harry though. She doesn’t have to put on airs with him because she is more relaxed.
I was getting really angry, a couple of shows back, with Carrie’s flippant attitude about men and her incessant need to remain in New York City forming the barrier she put between herself and commitment. I was ecstatic that the choice was to go to Paris. That alone was progress for her character. And, that was necessary to set the final scene with Big.
While I was never a huge fan of Big, I think they worked the end to absolute perfection with regard to him. He needed that slap in the face Carrie gave the night she was leaving, even though it was a verbal slap. I think that his wake up call occurred before he arrived in NYC, but his reality check was that moment.
Oh, how I will miss this show. They managed to make sex come out from the closet and be talked about more in public. They challenged people. You have to know how much I appreciate that!