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It's summertime, but that doesn't mean the women of Sex and the City are livin' easy. They've got new loves, new responsibilities, new choices to make, and (oh, yes!) a new baby to deal with - and that equates to a whole new outlook on being single in New York City. Ready or not, Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha are headed for uncharted territory on an all-new season of HBO's smash-hit comedy series Sex and the City!

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It was a short but sweet fifth season for Sex and the City, as HBO's resident comediennes found themselves affected by forces beyond their control--the pregnancies of both Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie) and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda). A truncated shooting schedule to accommodate the actresses forced this season to be reduced to a mere eight episodes, and indeed, you can tell both actresses are expecting. (Carrie's wardrobe became more outlandish and more concealing than usual.) Still, the actresses and creators forged ahead, creating a handful of episodes that if short in content were long on emotion and laughs. Whereas the fourth season found all four grappling with various relationships, the fifth season focused on the perils of being single, with a new intensity lacking in the previous sexcapades. Carrie and Miranda wrestled with their solitary lifestyles, albeit with new attachments--Miranda had new baby Brady and single motherhood, while Carrie found herself in the world of publishing as the author of a real-life book of her columns. Charlotte (Kristin Davis) wondered if she'd ever find another man, while Samantha (Kim Cattrall) finally got rid of the one that had been vexing her far too much, hotelier Richard (James Remar). If the season as a whole felt less than the sum of its parts, those parts were some of the best comedy in the show's history, from Samantha's anointment as the "Michiko Kakutani of vibrators" to Carrie's stressful, one-degree-from-fiasco book launch party. (And fear not, Chris Noth's Mr. Big does pop up now and again.) The season's climactic episode, "I Love a Charade," found all four at the straight wedding of a seemingly gay pal (Nathan Lane) and contemplating their future with a wry, bemused tone. It was one of the series' best episodes ever, equally touching and funny, and grounded the show in an emotional maturity that announced that after all their wild travails, these women had truly grown up. --Mark Englehart

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sex and the City meets the average girl June 13 2004
Format:DVD
As a devotee of Sex and the City, I never wanted to admit that anything was wrong with the show... until I saw Season 5. A lot of people will say that Season 5 is what's wrong with SATC, but I say that Season 5 is what's RIGHT about the show! Season 5 is the most realistic of all six seasons. Playfully dubbed "the season without men" by the show's writers, there are very few long-term (or short-term, for that matter) relationships for the women in this season. Until Season 5, the women of SATC have gone through a seemingly endless string of semi-serious to serious relationships without any real examination of what and who the women are without men. This season forces all of the women to show their true colors without men. Even Samantha's antics are toned down and used more to expose who she is rather than what she does.
Many fans complained that Season 5 wasn't funny enough. Not enough men, not enough sex. Real single women know that Season 5 was the closest of all the seasons to what all of us experience in our daily lives - loneliness, good friends, occasional romantic connections, and a lot of "in between". Season 5 isn't "filler" or a poor season - its real life. Fans of the show who don't enjoy this season are, perhaps, happy to forget about their own lives while following those of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha. I prefer to think of the women of SATC as myself and my friends - and Season 5 proves that they are.
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3.0 out of 5 stars For SATC Completists Only Sept. 30 2003
Format:DVD
Sex and the City, one of TV's best comedy series, faced quite a few challenges in its fifth season. To maintain its freshness during such a successful run is daunting enough. On top of that, the crew, specifically the directors and costume designers, had to pull quite a few tricks to disguise Sarah Jessica Parker's pregnancy (and did so successfully, might I add.) But the biggest challenge was to keep the show lifted out of the shadow of 9/11 which coincidentally occurred between the airing of the two seasons. That's why it breaks my heart to rate the fifth season of Sex and the City with 3 stars.
The themes running through the episodes in this season weren't nearly as engaging as in past seasons. The only thing that comes to mind about Season 5 is Miranda adapting to life as a mother. Most of the other stuff is just a blur.
"Critical Condition" is THE best show of the 5th season where Carrie questions,"when it comes to life and love, why do we believe our worst reviews?" This is also the episode where Samantha decides to play "Mary f**kin' Poppins" by babysitting for Miranda. Check out how creative Sam gets when Brady's vibrating chair gives out.
Unfortunately, the other 7 (yes, SEVEN) episodes aren't good enough for me to recommend the purchase of the fifth season set unless you're a rabid completist who collects all things SATC. Furthermore, as other reviewers have pointed out, the price can't be justified. With only 8 episodes in this set, why is it the same price as the other sets that contain more shows.
However, DO be on the lookout for the outstanding Season 6.
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Format:DVD
I really like Sex in the City. I feel sad that no one has even TRIED to duplicate it--I know full duplication can't be done but since it's leaving I would even have settled for some decent knockoffs of the show (laughter). In no other show/film have sex and relationships from the point of view of women been explored this frankly--it will probably never happen again-at least not in my lifetime. I am in the middle of watching the fifth season. I'm enjoying it. We have all watched these four women for four years now. Are they supposed to remain unchanged in any way for that long? Shouldn't they have different changes and challenges in their lives? I will admit that the fifth season did not come as close to perfection as the others did. (Has your work been almost perfect consistently everyday in everyway 365 days a year for 4 straight years? Mine hasn't-it's called being human.) Season Four in my opinion is still an essential for anyone who really connects with this one-of-kind series. Being that I respect the brave work of this ground-breaking show and because this format is supposed to review the material and the work--(...) Also don't you find it amazing the things people put their passion and rage behind? Homeless mothers who need health care for their children express this level of passionate anger about overpriced prescription drugs-however a person ranting about the cost of a HBO sitcom on DVD-and going on and on like some of these people have here?? I tend to wave that off as "You have some serious issues and buying SATC is probably the least of your problems" Some reviews can be dismissed right away like the ones from misogynists who obviously just hate to see independent women having fun and enjoying sex/relationships/career in the free-wheeling way men always have. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars I Love A Charade April 30 2004
Format:DVD
I tend to think I am a lot of things in life. But ultimately I am the brown eyed Boston girl with one exception; I hate the Boston Red Sox. I watch Sex and the City because I feel as though I was switched at birth, I feel that NYC is my home. This has to do with my Yankees obsession and my love of Fifth Avenue.
I will not dispute that this season was too short however it was still full of the same smart witty oneliners and plots that I not only know but love. My favorite is I Love A Charade because I feel a part of someone's wedding charade. I take great pleasure in the fact that I am living this episode only it is not over in 24 minutes but ends in August when 'L' marries 'M'. We collectively know it will not last but something within us all wants it to last and want L to be happy.
I cannot stand in the way of someone's happiness even if I do not agree with it. I think we would all play along with the sad and distrubing picture of L's wedding than tell her she is wrong. She is all about be in an and relationship and making we appointments. I am not one for this because this city girl values fashion, Newbury Street, walks in the Charles and lives in the Fens. I am independent and find great comfort in the comfort of my friends. So in the grand scheme of things I conclude with a toast.
I tip my apple martini to that episode for relationships that have a bit of hope, for singeltons on the dance floor and for the lilacs and butterflies that add beauty to the city that never sleeps and to her, the city girl within us all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just completing my collection
Published 2 months ago by Laura Filipek
4.0 out of 5 stars season 5
Parfait pour ceux qui ont apprécié les autres saisons. C'est par contre la plus courte, il y a moins d'épisodes.
Published 6 months ago by Karine Mc Duff
1.0 out of 5 stars Where is it
I still haven't gotten it yet. It is a great tv series when you actually have all of them. Yes.
Published 10 months ago by Sheryl L Peplinski
5.0 out of 5 stars Great season of sex and the city
i highly recommend this season of dvds if you are a sex and the city fan. It is one of my favorites
Published 12 months ago by Sunita Merry
4.0 out of 5 stars A must see for fans of SITC.
Another great season...although not as many episodes as in Seasons 1-4.
I am planning on purchasing and viewing Season 6 a.s.a.p.
Published 14 months ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the spirit!
Every fan of the serie knows it is marvelous for the spirit, and this one did not disappoint me! Fast, efficient, and in perfect working order, thanks my soul needed it!
Published 17 months ago by Stephanie Gelinas
5.0 out of 5 stars Sex and the city season 5
I loved season 5 of this sex and the city series.
The quality and speed of the delivery was just great.
I would order again. Amazon is a great site to navigate
Published 20 months ago by Dennis C.Gattoni
5.0 out of 5 stars SATC
SATC is one of my favorite series of all time
you never get tired of watching it, I saw it over and over again and it is always good!!!
Published 22 months ago by jessica auger
2.0 out of 5 stars Too expensive!!!!!!!
I am not rating this season low because of content--the content was excellent--and I realize that the pregnancies of Sarah Jessica and Cynthia are unavoidable...but come on! Read more
Published on July 6 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Aphrodesiac
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This show works like magic when trying to create a sexy
romantic and fun atmosphere for a date. Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Clint - creator of New S e x Now DVD
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