In the sort of conversations that start up every time a big show goes off-air, about finales that satisfy and those that don't, a third sort gets left entirely aside. Maybe that's because it's such a slippery concept -- there are finales that don't satisfy but can be made to through a reading counter to the one the authors intend. In the case of "Breaking Bad," for instance, Walter White can come to be read as a figure of deep and abiding, if conditional, love. You can do it with less serious shows, too; it's how I've come to terms with the end of "Sex and the City," by reading it as a metafictional text.
My crazy "Sex and the City" finale theory
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I was too young to be a first-run fan of Sex and the City. But my first college roommate had six prized possessions: each season of the show in glossy boxes containing a handful of DVDs each. It was , half a decade after the series had ended. Many things had changed our cellphones could get on the internet! Watching that show for the first time as a college freshman, I took it in on a surface level.
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Ten years and two movies later, the show has ceded its cultural prominence, as a new generation fixes its eyes on an entirely different kind of aspirationalism. If, of course, they ever existed in the first place. But really, who knows how many people actually followed the show's siren call to Manhattan, only to face inevitable disappointment. You have to admire the strange moxie it took, for HBO to put together a half-hour sex comedy, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and two other women in their 30s and one in her 40s , run by gay men.
Broadcast from until , the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. Throughout its six-year run, the show received contributions from various producers, writers, and directors, principally Michael Patrick King. Set and filmed in New York City and based on Candace Bushnell 's book of the same name , the show follows the lives of a group of four women—three in their mid-thirties and one in her forties—who, despite their different natures and ever-changing sex lives, remain inseparable and confide in each other. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and co-starring Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones , Kristin Davis as Charlotte York , and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes , the quirky series had multiple continuing storylines that tackled relevant and modern social issues such as sexuality , safe sex , promiscuity , and femininity , while exploring the difference between friendships and romantic relationships.