Sex and the City is the award-winning HBO comedy series starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw, columnist), Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones, public relations executive), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York, art dealer), and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes, lawyer), all of which are single thirty-something woman in New York City. Chris Noth (Mr. Big, a wealthy business tycoon) also shows up from time to time as a love interest.
This two disc DVD set contains these episodes, which comprises the entire first season and last roughly 25 minutes each: "Sex and the City", "Models and Mortals", "Bay Of Married Pigs", "Valley of The Twenty-Something Guys", "The Power of Female Sex," "Secret Sex," "Monogamy," "Three's a Crowd," "The Turtle and the Hare," "The Baby Shower," The Drought," and "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful."
Each episode follows Carrie as she "researches" and writes about various sexual topics for her column, "Sex and the City," a chronicle of the single life in New York. A few of the topics covered in the first season of twelve episodes include: having sex like men, modelizers (men who only date models), dating younger men, married vs. single people, keeping sex secret, monogamy, threesomes, pregnancy, vibrators, and celibacy. Her friends also appear every episode, to either provide their opinions or recent experience on each research topic.
Being new to Sex and the City, I found it to be quite enjoyable. The frankness of the topics and conversations that take place during the episodes caught me off guard at first, but the "openness" of the show is what really sets it apart from other sitcoms. The episodes are loosely strung together with only a few minor plot points carrying over; the women all seem to be with a new guy every episode, for the exception of Skipper and Mr. Big who show up from time to time.