Somewhere between The Sopranos and Mad Men, TV got classy. So classy, in fact, that it has overwhelmed us with a profusion of must-see, oh-my-god-how-have-you-not-seen TV. Enter Emily Nussbaum, the New Yorker’s TV critic, one of its site’s Culture Desk bloggers and spirit guide for the golden age of the small screen. In a passionate defense of Sex and the City, which she developed over one too many cocktails at a friend’s house, she likens the four main characters to “near–allegorical figures, pegged to contemporary debates about women’s lives, mapped along three overlapping continuums.” If only we could all be so clever while drinking.
LINK: Culture Desk