Did the ‘Sex and the City’ Finale Focus Too Much on What Fans Wanted to See?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Darren Starr and Sarah Jessica Parker at a Golden Globe after party

Sex and the City was one of the crucial iconic TV collection ever to grace premium cable channels. During its six-season run, followers fell in love with Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and every little thing they stood for. By the top of the collection, nonetheless, the 4 impartial ladies all, predictably, ended up in severe relationships, a lot to the chagrin of viewers who signed on to look at 4 impartial girls make their means within the huge metropolis. Did the present focus too closely on the romance that some followers needed to see? Darren Star, the producer of the collection, appears to suppose so.

Darren Star was not thrilled with how the collection ended

Star has spoken brazenly about Sex and the City and the way in which the collection formed the tv world. In the years because the present ended, Star has discussed every little thing from casting selections to the present’s storylines in a collection of interviews. In one significantly sincere and open dialogue, he even admitted that he hated the ending of the collection. According to People, Star said, “ I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don’t ultimately find happiness from marriage.”

Darren Starr and Sarah Jessica Parker at a Golden Globe after party
Darren Star and Sarah Jessica Parker | KMazur/WireImage

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Star isn’t alone in his evaluation. Chris Noth has additionally spoken fairly brazenly about his distaste for the way in which the collection ended. Noth, who portrayed Mr. Big for six seasons and in each film variations, has mentioned that the overly romantic gestures didn’t jive together with his character. Mr. Big was speculated to be suave however emotionally closed off. The huge romantic gestures, like flying to Paris to retrieve Carrie, and his second proposal on the finish of Sex and the City: The Movie, have been extremely out of character. At the top of the day, Noth is true. It was out of character for Mr. Big, nevertheless it most assuredly was what quite a lot of followers needed to see.

What was Star’s imaginative and prescient for the Sex and the City finale?

While Star stopped wanting telling followers what he would have favored to see from the collection finale, one can assume it will have been freed from Noth’s iconic character, Mr. Big. Perhaps Star would have by no means dragged Carrie to Paris to chase Aleksandr Petrovsky, or possibly he would have had her discover her personal means again to the friendships that actually formed the collection. Either means, it’s secure to say that Star didn’t foresee Mr. Big, or anybody else, swooping in to save lots of the day.

Chris Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker in 'Sex and the City'Chris Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker in 'Sex and the City'
Chris Noth a Mr. BIg and Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw | HBO/Getty Images

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Star, nonetheless, admitted that he had to surrender management of his characters. He handed over the reins and the writers created their very own imaginative and prescient. He is just not the primary producer or showrunner who was left underwhelmed by what different writers did with the characters they nurtured. Amy Sherman-Palladino, the famed showrunner of Gilmore Girls, has been open about her disdain for the ultimate season of Gilmore Girls. She even admitted she by no means bothered to look at it, and, as an alternative, relied on different folks to inform her what transpired within the last episodes of the collection that she created.

What was so fallacious with the Sex and the City finale?

For many followers, the present’s finale was every little thing they may have hoped for. The two-part episode appeared to tie up the entire free ends and wrapped the present on a collection of excessive notes. The finale discovered Miranda shifting to Brooklyn to offer Brady the house he wanted to thrive. Samantha discovered her Prince Charming in Smith Jared, and Charlotte and Harry have been permitted to undertake, fulfilling Charlotte’s lifelong dream of turning into a mom. Most importantly, the finale left followers with the sense that Mr. Big and Carrie have been lastly going to make their relationship work.

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Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon star in ‘Sex and the City’ | HBO/Newsmakers

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To the extra romantically-inclined viewers, the collection ended with every of the characters in the end getting precisely what they all the time needed. For the extra cynical viewers, the finale stripped every of the women of their independence and ensured they relied on males to seek out their joyful endings. Sex and the City, as Star suggests, was by no means speculated to be about males swooping in to save lots of the day. It was concerning the girls residing their impartial lives and counting on their associates to assist them via the bumpier moments.

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