My Sex and the City interest started to wane after a couple of seasons because I really knew nothing about the characters' background and I couldn't really believe Carrie as a writer About the characters on Sex and the City...yes, they had boyfriends and lovers. But did the have families? Did they have parents and siblings? Grandparents, aunt and uncles? They never talked about their families. In that sense, they seemed so rootless. As for Carrie Bradshaw -- I've had a number of women friends in New York City who were magazine columnists, newspaper reporter and published authors. We'd make plans. Inevitably, one of our dates would have to be canceled and rescheduled because they were on deadline, they had to do last-minutes or some critical research. That was understandable. Carrie would relax on her cute bed and knock out a column in one draft as easily as if she was writing a postcard to a friend while on vacation. I've seen high schoolers put more toil and research into a writing a term paper than Carrie Bradshaw did her columns. But that's just me.
Cattrall's character here has family, family members that she loves keeps in her life. These family members have helped form her current life, a life that needs to expand, a life that needs to find new meaning.
I mentioned that Kim Cattrall has paid her dues. Remember the bawdy 1982 loss-of-virginity comedy called Porky's? It was cheesy fun and a big box office hit. Cattrall played the babe who howled like a collie during sex. She was also in 1987's romantic comedy Mannequin. She played the mannequin. Ah....the 80s.
There was a excellent series on NBC in the late 1980s called The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. If you remember and liked that show, I think you'll dig Kim Cattrall in Sensitive Skin. Elliott Gould plays Al's doctor and Joanna Gleason is her usual fabulous self as Davina's older sister. The sister is married and has a financially comfortable life. However, she's been disappointed by life. She's angry because she's heartbroken. Season One has six episodes. The depth and wit of Cattrall's performance hooked me right away. Check out Sensitive Skin on Netflix.