So I get that this is not one of my usual posts, but felt the need to share. I have a stack of wines to review and I will post those soon, I promise (we were lucky enough to have a fine wine tasting this week, and I will post about each and every wine), but I’ve really struggled to get my head on straight and my arse in gear to do much recently. Anyone else feeling like this lockdown is so much harder than the first two? I’ve definitely felt that my mental health is suffering so much more than it has done before.
I’ve been consoling myself with re-watching (for probably the 50th time) Sex and the City, and I was actually really excited to hear that they are bringing it back under the name “And Just Like That”. (Although without Kim Cattrall’s character, Samantha Jones, as it is a well-known fact that she and Carrie Bradshaw actress, Sarah Jessica Parker do NOT like each other, which I’m both saddened and buoyed by as Samantha was never really my favourite character - although I can’t lie and say she was my least favourite. That was Miranda...) I’m finding it strange rewatching the show now being in my 30’s (worryingly, there’s only a very short amount of time I am going to be able to continue to say that) and still feeling like I did when I watched it when I was 16 - I desperately want Carrie’s wardrobe, her job as a writer (not that I want to write a column about sex, I hasten to add, but I would love to have a weekly [I would even take monthly!] column in a paper or magazine and have the opportunity to write for a huge publication like Carrie does with Vogue and then have my articles released as a book of essays), and a cool name like hers (sorry Mum & Dad; have always struggled with that) - but also realising how utterly impossible their lives are and how much of a horrible cow Carrie actually is! Ha! I still love the show though, and if nothing else, I use it as wardrobe inspiration! The thing is, though, despite the fact that the SATC characters are as fucked up as the next person (if not more so), they are also a group of strong, independent women, who know what they want and go for it and don’t actually let anyone else tell them they can’t do it, nor do they let people tell them what they can or can’t wear! One of my favorite lines from the show is Carrie saying “I wanted to be a writer’ I made myself a writer. I want a ridiculously expensive pair of shoes, I find a way to buy them”. This is kind of a good lesson for all of us I feel; we all hold ourselves back too much. If we want something we should go for it.
I can’t help but wonder (see what I did there!) what they will do in this new series now the characters are older and married with kids. After 2 relatively mediocre movies, it’ll be interesting to see the show back on the small screen and where Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda are now and I hope that they can still teach us a few life lessons about being strong women and not just being desperate to find a man!
What are your thoughts on the return of show?