Comment on There Is A Reason ‘Sex And The City’ Made Sense For The 1990s by Khensani Mohlatlole.
I’ve always been obsessed with SATC and shows like Girlfriends and all the romantic comedies of the late 90s, early 00s primarily because of what a jarring difference it was to the dating world I entered as a teenage in the early 2010s. And you make a good point that there was the laser focus on dating rules and finding the one and what made some girls worth committing to and the Tyler Perry “he’s a /good/ man” like. I wonder, though, if the cultural shift in dating was what impacted the end of these movies and shows or if the shit was a direct result of the sense of exasperation and fairytale ending fatigue that prompted the shift? Obviously this is more in reference to heterosexual relationships and dating since anything queer was barely ever covered.
Unless you wanna count the one-three episode arc when Samantha was dating that Latino artist and the girls went “???” To Sam exploring her sexuality.