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Life at 50: 'Sex and the City' women back for new chapter

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Refrying lame TV series... Again...

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Oh god, no.

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Agreed ****@Kentarogaijin 7:36am. Even that photo looks “refried”. (What’s with the blurred photos lately.):

@Today 7:36am: “Refrying lame TV series... Again” -

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Oh no, not again.

inse, recycle, repeat.

Flogging a dead horse once again. Zzzzzzzzz.

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There are a few very good to great movies this year but the vast majority are simply not that good to plain bad. There's been a general lack of creativity in Hollywood for quite some time hence why we get these sequels and remakes that nobody really asked for. Then there's the poor quality of writing with nonsensical and banal scripts. Then add all the lame comic book movies that most have grown sick of and it's easy to see why so few films leave a lasting positive impression.

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I'm sure all the wine moms will be happy this show is back on the air. Expect topics like post-menopausal sex and lubricants to be major show themes.

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Never seen a single episode but I grew up watching Kim Cattrall. I remember her from Mannequin, the first Police Academy and some teen movie where she starred as some young high school teacher who, if I remember correctly, had a habit of howling.

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Unless British born, Canadian-American actress Kim Cattrall is holding out for more cash, she is the only one smart enough NOT to rejoin this charade:

- “[the] major contributor to the success of the original is missing - Kim Cattrall, sexed-up “Samantha”, announced after the 2nd film that she would no longer portray the character: "We did everything we could to make it be worth a trip back,"

"The city's different, the world's different and the conversations are different." -
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What does stale bread taste like if it gets burnt in the toaster?

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"I think what 'Sex and the City' brought to women is really the message that I've been trying to give women since I was eight years old. And that's really a message of feminism, of behaving independently, of having your own money and of becoming your own Mr. Big as opposed to looking for a Mr. Big to marry," Bushnell told AFP.

The above has made tons of women & those around them more & more miserable as time passes. But manufacturers of anti-depressants are doing well!

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And just like that, their time had passed.

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Sorry, I've got a headache tonight.

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I watched the first two episodes with my sister last night and we both agreed it was awful. Kim Cattrell was right to stay away.

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Why are they insisting on milking this franchise that's already dried up? I mean don't get me wrong, I liked the show but it's been years since it last aired and it's dated at best now.

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Equally puzzled, @KobeWhiteBarOwner 8:57am:“The guy’s right arm is where exactly?” - These poor photos lately are too blurry to distinguish anything.

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Apparently the USA Producers are asleep at the wheel, as usual.

In case you haven’t noticed, this country isn’t all that interested in sex.

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At 50 the well is dry.

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It was a crappy show to begin with. Rehashed junk for NYorkers.

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The guy on the right in the gray suit right arm is where exactly?

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Never watched it, the title alone was off putting

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Everyone’s entitled to opinions *@rainman1 10:22am ***unless You prefer censorship ? **- One comment was about the current show and the rest were critiques about this media’s presentation.

- @rainman1 10:22am: “Seems like has nobody has actually watched it. I have, and its ok. Just that.”

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Hervé L'EisaDec. 11  10:01 pm JST

It was a crappy show to begin with. Rehashed junk for NYorkers.

For the Yuppies. Just a bunch of dull puke. Like Beverly hills 90210 and Ally McBeal. Crap!

Did you get through the first 4 seasons of Melrose Place like me?

Pretty ladies, but everyone's a lunkhead however. And the early 00's version was even worse.

MilesTegDec. 11  01:47 pm JST

There are a few very good to great movies this year but the vast majority are simply not that good to plain bad. There's been a general lack of creativity in Hollywood for quite some time hence why we get these sequels and remakes that nobody really asked for. Then there's the poor quality of writing with nonsensical and banal scripts. Then add all the lame comic book movies that most have grown sick of and it's easy to see why so few films leave a lasting positive impression.

Rinse. Dry. Recycle trash. Repeat. And then there's those gawaful bastardized comic book flix and Disney redos and now that it's December that 'Top Gun' sequel hasn't come out last month as was said to be, did it? Remember what Rhett Butler said.

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Sequels are difficult. Fans often don't like change. A lot of your viewers/readers will want more of the same, which may not be an option after two decades. Anything mainstream and high profile now has additional pressures on it in terms of content: Pump up the diversity or else. The 'Dallas' reboot predated these extra demands and the first series was decent enough, so it is possible.

SATC was essentially aspirational. Ordinary people don't have lives like this. The best they could do was aim at the same aspirational point for the same viewer base, who are now also older. But as people age, their aspirations diminish or evaporate. From sex and the city to tena pants and the menopause. With sassy fun, style and as many non-white/non-hetero characters as they could shoehorn in without it looking hopelessly artificial. Not an easy project. Give them a break.

Kim Cattrall has hinted that she didn't enjoy doing it the first time around and didn't fancy a repeat. If you lose a character, you should milk it. Opiate overdose maybe. Topical, and gives you a springboard for the remaining three to determine to do the things they would regret never having done before the grim reaper visits.

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If there was a line up between those who like these series (Line 2) and those who don't (Line 1). We know who will laugh at who.

So you're in line * ? Exactly.

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Flogging a dead horse once again

would that be SJP?

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snowymountainhellDec. 11  11:19 am JST

To be fair, admittedly ‘sat through’ EVERY episode of the previous series in the 90’s and 2 movies with the ex-girlfriend… and enjoyed the ‘benefits’ that followed ; ) . - Enjoy Your new show, *@**rainman1*.

Did you get through the first 4 seasons of Melrose Place like me?

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er...just don't bother watching @snowy. Or commenting. You've probably spent as much time commenting and thinking about what to write than it would tale to watch an episode. Seems like has nobody has actually watched it. I have, and its ok. Just that.

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She had a cute body in Mars Attacks (1996).

*- @GdTokyo 9:14pm: [Flogging a dead horse once again] “would that be SJP?” -*

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To be fair, admittedly ‘sat through’ EVERY episode of the previous series in the 90’s and 2 movies with the ex-girlfriend… and enjoyed the ‘benefits’ that followed ; ) . - Enjoy Your new show, *@**rainman1*.

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