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When Sex and the City was on HBO aired between 1998-2004. In 1998, I was 22, living in LA and by the time 2004 came along, I was 28, fulling living the married life. I vaguely remember watching the show and as entertaining as it was, it was hard for me to relate and empathize with the fabulous life style of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t miss a single episode even back then.
Then few weeks back, while channel surfing early Saturday morning, I stumbled upon a Sex and the City marathon. And now as a 38 year old woman in NYC, stumbling through the dating life, I can’t even begin to tell you how much of this show is deafeningly resounding to me. The trials and tribulations of being a single woman in NYC is a huge feat. Almost every man and woman will agree to this statement. Whether you’re single, married, divorced, straight, gay, old or young, everyone here agrees, that dating in NYC is not only difficult but extremely dysfunctional. And the show captures all the drama and the emotions entailed in a banal to outrageous situation so eloquently and humorously, it truly is beyond simple entertainment.
SATC has become my official study guide to review and scrutinize the relationships and the men in my life. It’s giving me the perspective that I didn’t have before. It’s giving me comfort to realize that I am not the only one is going through this. It’s giving me hope to think that I could also find my “great love.” It’s giving me the laughs that I need to laugh about situations and circumstances that I wasn’t able to before.
The last episode I watched was titled, “Catch-38”. This was the episode where Carrie realizes Alexandr doesn’t want any more kids. And as a 38 year old woman, she’s not sure if this relationship with this man would be enough for her to balance out all the other things she was hoping she will have in her life…..
38… yup. That’s how old I am. And in many ways, I am like these successful, confident, loving ladies of SATC. But as I am anticipating the episodes to come to an end, I am also feeling quite far from where they are at the end of the series…..