The casting is perfect, the writing is flirty and sharp, and Carrie still smokes. Aside from the problems of time, the first season relies heavily on not only the corny people-on-the-street interviews, but Carrie’s direct address to the camera.
It’s hard to say which gimmick I like less, but certainly neither has aged well.
What’s Good: The random people interviews are sparser and the tone and themes feel tighter.
Each character, but especially Miranda, is still smart enough to question this whole enterprise—one episode even has Miranda openly complaining that all they talk about is men.
, Darren Starr and Michael Patrick King’s ravishingly decadent romantic romp through pre-crash New York City.In a perfect world, magazines would have audio playback. For the sake of modesty, all attempts to re-create these sounds should be made in private. To this day, his hearing gets distorted around electrical devices, and he has no feeling in his toes. Meagerly paid Esquire intern given instructions to listen to a recording of a vice-presidential press briefing and "wait for laughter."4. Seriously, if you can't get laid to Purple Rain, you've got problems.6.Sounds like: "Almost human, like someone desperately calling out for help. Gerrit Vyn, audio producer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in New York. Marine Captain Matt Ufford, who helped lead the first wave into Iraq as a tank platoon commander. Aquatic acoustic specialist Dennis Higgs of the University of Windsor in Canada. Nick Gales of the Southern Ocean Ecosystems Program in Australia. Compton, foreman of the Colorado Cattle Company, who has survived three stampedes and consequently must abhor the "We Will Rock You" stadium chant.But really, who knows how many people actually followed the show's siren call to Manhattan, only to face inevitable disappointment.A decade later, those trends are largely gone, but there’s still the show—this great, thrilling, maddening, occasionally dumb show.