Monday, October 19, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Sex and the City: Season 1, Episodes 5 & 6


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE VIEWED: 10/19/2015


FORMAT: DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 49 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 12.5 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3136.8 miles

SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia)

5

"The Power of Female Sex"
Susan Seidelman
Story: Jenji Kohan
Teleplay: Darren Star
July 5, 1998
105
Carrie bumps into international party-girl Amalita and her latest man Carlo in a shoe store, who in turn introduce her to a French Architect, Gilles. He leaves Carrie $1,000 on the nightstand after a one-night stand. Charlotte meets Neville Morgan, a renowned artist, who paints pictures of her vagina for his latest exhibition.
6

"Secret Sex"
Darren Star
July 12, 1998
106
Carrie and Mr. Big have their first official "date", but Carrie suspects Mr. Big is keeping her secret from hissocial circle. Miranda dates a man from her gym class, but she discovers a spanking video in Ted's apartment.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Women’s fantasy life, of glamour, fashion and fellowship in the big city.  

PROS AND CONS: This series is what it is.  It is engaging to watch because it was one of the few dramas made for television that is extremely well done and is in a 30 minute format.  If a story is told well, you don’t need to take a lot of time to do it.  

On this second review of the series the two things that popped out at me more than anything else were the exceptional music that perfectly captures the intimate urban vibe of New York City and the hilarious script.  

In each episode there is one scene that is both funny and uncomfortable to watch, such as watching the spanking video that Amanda found in her boyfriend's apartment and watched with Carrie.  It had me laughing out loud.

My previous reviews of this series can be found here.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.