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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 6, 1998
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

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  • Starring: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads
  • Summary: Carrie Bradshaw writes a column about sex and relationships in New York city. With three of her closest friends: Samantha Jones, who owns her own PR firm and is more interested in exciting "one-nighters" than long-term relationships; Miranda Hobbes, a cynical lawyer who prioritizes herCarrie Bradshaw writes a column about sex and relationships in New York city. With three of her closest friends: Samantha Jones, who owns her own PR firm and is more interested in exciting "one-nighters" than long-term relationships; Miranda Hobbes, a cynical lawyer who prioritizes her career over her erratic lovelife, and Charlotte York, an art gallery curator who is a bit prudish when it comes to sex, but hasn't yet lost her faith in finding true love.

    Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, "Sex and the City" revolves around the lives of four young professional women in search of the perfect relationship...and orgasm!
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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Creator: Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jun 6, 1998
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Alice King
    Jun 13, 2013
    83
    Funny fabulousness ... [with] a few too many talk-to-the-camera moments.
  2. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Apr 8, 2013
    80
    As shamelessly superficial as the crowd it memorializes, but so sophisticated in its approach to shallowness that it's also great fun. [5 June 1998, p.F28]
  3. Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    Apr 9, 2013
    75
    Parker projects a saucy style, but her Carrie character comes across as an arrogant skeptic with an I-don't-really-care attitude. She avoids emotional risks. Despite her rampant curiosity and calculated posing, Carrie prefers to keep her distance as a journalist. [4 June 1998, p.43]
  4. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Apr 8, 2013
    50
    Though stylishly directed, Sex and the City isn't especially funny, and it isn't as campy as Melrose Place in its prime. [6 June 1998, p.E1]
  5. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Apr 8, 2013
    40
    It's somehow not as funny or as clever as it's meant to be. It tries very hard to be sophisticated, provocative and kinky. But underneath the big city smugg-and-smirk of these junior would-be movers and shakers are some very lonely people. [6 June 1998, p.11]
  6. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Apr 8, 2013
    30
    A dark, outrageously cynical, cold take on the lives of thoroughly unpleasant people living in present-day Manhattan...What's supposed to be entertainment is wearisome, whiny and annoying. [6 June 1998, p.E07]
  7. Reviewed by: Irv Letofsky
    Apr 9, 2013
    30
    What may be a reasonable, even sexy premise comes out flat, bitter and flaccid...Neither director nor cast can do anything much with Star's awkward script, which is choppy and burdened with impossible dialogue. But worst is that the smarty mood leaps beyond cynical, and his characters are too disagreeable to make funny. [3 June 1998]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 10, 2013
    7
    A classic! This first season it's VERY VERY VERY SEXY. Just what it was supposed to be. It fails sometimes for being TOO material andA classic! This first season it's VERY VERY VERY SEXY. Just what it was supposed to be. It fails sometimes for being TOO material and superficial, and the generalizations about sexual men's and women's behaviour may be offensive sometimes. But, overall, a funny show to watch while you're bored. Expand
  2. Jun 12, 2013
    3
    As a man in his late twenties I’ll admit I’m not exactly in the target audience for this show but generally the very best comedy and dramaAs a man in his late twenties I’ll admit I’m not exactly in the target audience for this show but generally the very best comedy and drama series can be universally, if not enjoyed, at least appreciated by people of different ages or genders. When it comes to Sex and the City however I find the majority of the attempts at humour fall flat whilst the show is just not well written enough to work effectively when aiming to work as a drama. I’ll pass on this one thanks. Expand

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