Can SUCK IT! Don't get me wrong mamcita's I now love the show. I was a late bloomer to the SATC train. I never was the one to rush home to watch the show. All I knew is that it was on HBO and that I had allot of friends addicted to it. I believe originally the SATC crack was delivered on Sunday night because I vaguely remember that on Monday mornings that is all the gals and a few dudes were talking about. The girls could not believe I did not watch the show especially since I was so addicted to fashion and I that was the career path I chose. All I heard was.....Can you believe this.....and can you believe what Mr. Big did.......did you see the outfit Carrie was wearing? I was always out of the loop with the conversations during that particular time in my life, I was out living them - OK maybe without the designer clothes and outrageous $20.00 Cosmos but I was in my late late 20's early 30's, separated from my first husband. I was out living life not home watching it on TV. I did not start watching the show until one of my friends gave me the series on DVD and spent an entire weekend on the coach doing a SATC marathon...to say the least I got hooked.
As much as I love the show I have a problem with the shows over the top inflated paycheck lavish lifestyle. These ladies lived in high rent, high cost city of New York in the late 90's early 2000. I think maybe just maybe the only person that could possibly afford that type of lifestyle in the early episodes was Miranda Hobbes and that is pushing it. It is f*ckin expensive living in that city or any city for that matter but NYC is on the same living expenditure of SF and all I know is that during that period of time in my life I was lucky to have enough money to scrape together to go out after paying bills and rent. I mean for f*ck sake my hubby and I's first apartment, right in the mix of the party scene in SF was a 525 sq. foot dump above a club ~ Rent a mere $1,650 a month. I have friends who lived in Manhattan who paid that much and more for a studio so I do not know how Ms. Carrie Bradshaw was writing a sex column for some half assed free newspaper and was able to afford a phat apartment on a very nice street in I assume to be Manhattan - I mean the girl had a closet space bigger than most of the living spaces in New York.
|Corporate Lawyer - Average beginning salary $94,000|
|Art Dealer $30,000 plus commission|
|Sex column writer $35,000|
BTW the blue feather hairpiece Carrie wore on her wedding day in the movie is ugly I do not give a shit who the designer was!