Wednesday, April 01, 2015

My only other blog post about Sex and the City

I've never been interested in "Sex and the City" and five years ago I blogged about that. I had no interest in the show but I did defend it against all the hostility it seemed to generate.

Well, for whatever reason snippets of episodes of the show were popping up in my Youtube "recommended for you" and I watched a few and found them quite entertaining. And the sexually voracious character Samantha gets many great lines. I ended up watching most of season six of the series tonight mainly for the storyline between her and her hot younger boyfriend - they had scenes that were much more sexually explicit than I expected. Now that's entertainment.

Although it is a bit dated - everybody's always talking on the phone and of course this was pre-Facebook so people are all amazed by how their old highschool classmates look, when they run into them, rather than already seeing all their stuff online.

On a related note, the replacement for Jon Stewart appears to be Trevor Noah. And he's said some offensive things:

"Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere.

But I think that what this demonstrates is mostly what a rare find Jon Stewart was when they recruited him for the Daily Show - a show created by two women, Lizz Winstead and Madeleine Smithberg. Stewart is very rare for a male comedian, at least in my experience, in that he doesn't have obvious contempt for women, and he almost never punches down.

That being said, Stewart on at least one occasion referenced Sex and the City in a mildly disparaging way. I was disappointed in Stewart, but that's such a small thing compared to most male comedians. Trevor Noah is just not as special as Jon Stewart, and it would be surprising if he was.

Somebody put together a collection of the best Samantha bits. The cop's response at minute 4 always makes me LOL.

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