The show is based on writer Candace Bushnell's column "Sex and the City" published in The New York Observer, which was later compiled into a book of the same name. Bushnell has said in several interviews that the Carrie Bradshaw in her columns is her alter ego; when she started the column she wrote from her first-person perspective, but later invented Carrie, who was introduced as Bushnell's friend, so her parents would not be aware that they were reading about her sex life. Bushnell and the television version of Carrie (who had no last name in the column) have the same initials, a flourish emphasizing their connection. Moreover, like Bushnell, Carrie writes columns for the fictional New York Star which are also compiled into a book later in the series, and later becomes a writer for Vogue.
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- 1 Bob ChristiansonSong of the City (A.k.a. "Almost Major") 2:30
- 2 Bob ChristiansonFunky B3 (A.k.a. "Little Green B") 1:33
- 3 Bob ChristiansonThe Luxury of You (A.k.a. "Luxury") 2:28
- 4 Bob ChristiansonMy Sexy Shoes (A.k.a. "The Code") 1:30
- 5 Bob ChristiansonThe Mysterious B (A.k.a. "Slow Up") 2:29
- 6 Bob ChristiansonCute and Scrunchy (A.k.a. "Step Lightly") 2:31
- 7 Bob ChristiansonSolitary One (A.k.a. "Solitude") 1:01
- 8 Bob ChristiansonB and the Brass (A.k.a. “So What?”) 2:40
- 9 Bob ChristiansonMeet Me In Paris (A.k.a. “The View / The Big Kiss”) 2:11
- 10 Bob ChristiansonShe’s So Clueless (A.k.a. “No Clues”) 1:29
- 11 Bob ChristiansonSmooth Talking (A.k.a. “Smooth Sailing”) 2:28
- 12 Bob ChristiansonYou Vibe Me (A.k.a. "The Vibe") 1:33
- 13 Bob ChristiansonMore Broken Promises (A.k.a. “Broken Flowers”) 1:47
- 14 Bob ChristiansonLost Without You (A.k.a. “Lost”) 2:22
- 15 Bob ChristiansonYou’re So Cold (A.k.a. “The Big Chill”) 2:27
- 16 Bob ChristiansonSensitive & Shy (A.k.a. “Sensitive”) 1:03
- 17 Bob ChristiansonIt Hurts So Bad (A.k.a. “The Hurt Inside”) 1:34
- 18 Bob ChristiansonWurley Piano Man (A.k.a. “Wurley Bird”) 2:04
- 19 Bob ChristiansonLost In Your Love (A.k.a. “Lost In Your Eyes”) 1:34
- 20 Bob ChristiansonI’m So Lonely (A.k.a. “Lonely”) 1:22
- 21 Bob ChristiansonMake the Decision (A.k.a. “Undecided”) 1:35
- 22 Bob ChristiansonThe Mosaic (A.k.a. “City Mosaic”) 1:33
- 23 Bob ChristiansonThe Heartbreak (A.k.a. “It’s a Heartbreak”) 1:26
- 24 Bob ChristiansonReflections On a Groove (A.k.a. “A Bumpin’ Groove”) 1:35
|Premiere: World||May 6, 1998|
|Premiere: USA||June 6, 1998|
|Digital: World||September 13, 2013|
|Parental Advisory||Profanity, Sex & Nudity, Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking|
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S.A.T.C. (United States)
DescriptionFour female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the late 1990s.
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