Sex and the City: Season 5
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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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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.
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.
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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Parfait pour ceux qui ont apprécié les autres saisons. C'est par contre la plus courte, il y a moins d'épisodes.Published 22 months ago by Karine Mc Duff
I still haven't gotten it yet. It is a great tv series when you actually have all of them. Yes.Published on Dec 2 2013 by Sheryl L Peplinski
i highly recommend this season of dvds if you are a sex and the city fan. It is one of my favoritesPublished on Oct. 4 2013 by Sunita Merry
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.
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 on May 15 2013 by Stephanie Gelinas
I loved season 5 of this sex and the city series.
The quality and speed of the delivery was just great.
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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!!!