Sex and the City is a television series with six seasons and two movies that add on to the series. The whole show is about four girls, Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York, Miranda Hobbes, and Samantha Jones, living in New York City on a quest for love. The girls are in their early thirties working, having sex, and eating brunch talking about is boys and marriage and babies, oh my!
Throughout the show, the girls complain about how they can’t find someone to marry in a city as big as New York City. They search clubs, restaurants, an the streets of New York to find the man of their dreams while time is of the essence. They seem to struggle to find “Prince Charming” while all of their friends are far ahead of the game with weddings and baby showers. As stressful as it seems, there is comedic relief and usage of figurative language to ease the pain of the four girls.
Hyperbole is a big concept used throughout the show when talking about how late the girls are in the game. The girls are in their mid thirties and still cant find the perfect man, and if they do, there is always one thing that seems to make him imperfect. However at the end of the series, the men who are not so perfect, seem to be the Mr. Right.
Irony is also used a lot between the girls. For example, the girls are all different in how they find men, which makes the girls very ironic from each other. This makes the show very interesting and also funny in how they interact with men and each other.
The work of the writers for this show use satire as a way of showing that it is okay if people do not find love at a certain young age. Even though the clock is ticking, there is no start time or end time for love.