Still high on SATC

May 30, 2008 at 2:27 pm 6 comments

It used to be a sitcom. A six-season sitcom my husband carried all the way from the states after I got a glimpse of it at the end of another sitcom (F.R.I.E.N.D.S., which got boring and forced after Monica and Chandler got married; although I’m still Matthew Perry’s biggest fan). A sitcome an online friend of mine referred to being about “ugly Jew broads” & features “that horsy-faced Sarah Jessica Parker”. And one I always felt pressured to explain why and what I liked about in gentle company. To the extent of defending my self, sometimes!

You get to hear about blow-jobs, eating-in and up-the-butt over Sunday brunch. You see the kind of fabulous people who makes you wonder if this is the world you’d like to belong to. And lines after lines of Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals you know you’ll probably never get to wear. You witness Carrie and friends go “ick” when hearing a love poem (save the kind you see on Cosmo, regarding dresses); see them dumping a guy for a “short-coming” (not literal) he has no control over or failed to give them the “zsa zsa zsu” when they first look at him! You hear them explain how giving & receiving head can be an enjoyable experience ‘with the right guy’, never to knock it before trying it and all that stuff that made critiques comment they were acting, I heard, “like gay men”. Their biggest worries, next to where their next orgasm is coming from, probably is “a little substance abuse in the form of expensive footware”. A glimpse, in short, that tempts you to dismiss them & it (if you haven’t already) as shallow, offensive and down right dirty the first time around.

Imagine, therefore, the pleasant surprise when one discovers a liking to it – to the point of addiction – after one learned what to expect from “Samantha” and got cozy with the FF button on one’s remote control. When one realizes there was more to the lines than dirty talk. To the women than mere dresses and shoes. A universal quality to the many questions and answers of a “Single gal” from Manhattan (“Can women have sex like men?”, “Exactly how powerful is beauty?”, “Is there a secret cold war between marrieds and singles?” under titles like: “Models and Mortals”, “Bay of Married Pigs”, “The Monogamists”, etc). And, finally, more of you in them than you’d like to admit! 😉

It’s exquisitely shot (“Manhattan is the 5th lady”), webbed masterfully & intricately (you gotta watch every episode atleast 3 times until that hits you) and funny as hell. Just a look at Carrie’s eye brows when she’s making fun of somebody or something, or feigns confusion, is a priceless experience you’ll never get anywhere else. It’s the only sitcom that gets better with time. Like wine!

And this day, in the year of our lord 30 May 2008, “Sex and the City (the movie)” will hit the theatres (or atleast that’s how i heard it put). Can’t wait until I can get my hands on it. And hope you will too!

(your weekend, my movie or both ;))

USA Today: ‘Sex and the City’ feels as familiar as a favorite shoe!

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  • 1. Totit  |  May 30, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Well Abesheet…we have definitely one thing in common…I thought it would be ridiculous to go wait in line at 10pm to watch a movie at midnight…which a couple of my girlfriends did…which I contemplated of course for a crazy minute…I will be watching that movie in less than 5 hours today…and this morning I woke up with purpose…and of course I will let u know…I know, I know…I wont be telling the story…Just in general terms, my 2 cents…I promise, endiche beye alagaye wesete alegebam zare lanchi saletesefelshe malete newe…even though It is gonna be Friday night and there is a high probability this sista might have consumed a couple of drinks to washout the week’s stress…my excuse anyway…consequently excuse my typos in advance…:)
    And I have an offer for u…I promise to buy u the movie and mail it to u the minute it is available on DVD, if u mail me ur book, when it is published…But I think u will get the movie in Addis, the bootlegged version faster than the US…but in the condition that it did not happen …what u say?

  • 2. abyssinia  |  May 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Ayee, Totit Qedemechign! I was going to make the same kinda deal.

    I hate to admit, but I’m a big fan of sex ‘n the city. I can’t wait ’til I hit the theater tonight.

  • 3. Totit  |  May 31, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Abesheet…I just got back from watching SATC…LLast night everything was sold out…Actually everything was sold out for two nights in a row…so I had no choice but to get a matinee…which was Ok I guess….The movie was fabulous…nothing like I expected…But it definetly gave me the END I was expecting…and I dont know why, but It made me feel very sad at the same time…I can not wait for u to watch it, and u tell us ur perspective…

  • 4. abesheet  |  June 1, 2008 at 6:27 am

    Well, ladies. I’m glad to inform you that I’d probably have SATC on vcd before the end of the week. Movies hit Biruk Video sometimes even before they are released. Merkato, apparently, is closer to Hollywood than any state in the US&A :). Thank you for not judging the sister, and the kind thoughts.

  • 5. sistu  |  June 2, 2008 at 4:46 am

    oh i see,

    so its now a case of who can bring what to the shengo to win yeneta’s heart, is it? [is it yeneta?] well i am not a huge fan of SATC (thank god for that abbreviation)… too many “fabulous” words in there… and i don’t really trust words that end with “ous”….usually misleadingly optimistic. but i do appreciate its informativeness (in its early years, that is) and i am also not one to pass up boolegging opportunities… so my absolute disregard for gilbeta-kegn laws is making me put this link here:

    Hope you can make out lifeforms on the screen and that the link won’t be broken soon. But be warned that there is a whole lot of Carrie memwazez-ing in it. its a little giracha-beetey and maybe dimmed, but igna dihoch can probably afford to lose some of the brightness we see in Hollywood movies. Speaking of dihoch, please forgive me for taking so much joy in sirkot… but i just sort of feel Mrs Parker can do without the collective $10s of sefeew yeEthiopia hizb (said Menge back when we weren’t even that sefee…. i would love to know what he is thinking today).

    Anyways enjoy… i haven’t yet finished watching it as i am sort of drifting away to sleep. and please do not base the decision of who gets your book (sooner or later; i say sooner but totit has opted for later so i guess later it is) on the quality of gift delivered. Keep in mind that yeneta’s chilot passes the fird based on who has brought how much kibe and not really on whether the kibe was lega or not. And please do not let my track record of making a mesalekia out of copyright influence your decision either. I promise i will not mechebcheb your book on the internet black market.

    Afkareesh negne ke[ ]

  • 6. abesheet  |  June 2, 2008 at 5:27 am

    Ewnet ewnet elshalehu sistu, were i to be published, copyright meBt tibeQa would have been the least of my worries, if not flattering. I think, copyright and tirff minamin are things you start worrying about after you actually find an annbabbi. Or when you get to PDDs yebiltsigina bilGina (or vice-a-versa) dereja. Where you can pride yourself for using your pen to write cheques and not songs. So.. ebakish liTaTemina internet lai beneTsa chebchibiw. Infact, I’d forward the draft the minute those guys show me the green light and agree to cover my printing cost were i willing to re-write the damn thing all over again.

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