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.