These women are role models to so many in not just what they do, but what they are, for being there for each other through the toughest times, showing a whole new side to girl-talk. But she wasn't alone to go through this, as her divorce lawyer, now her husband Harry was there with her, for her, the whole way and never gave up hope. In the show, we repeatedly see Miranda working in her office as a partner in a law firm and, yes, the job is hard and time-consuming but she loves it and her success is a badge of pride. It's like being lobotomised with a pink teaspoon. What elevated the show way above the normal chickflick tat, and way above the films, was that it had genuine emotional truth. Pierce "A dark, outrageously cynical, cold take on the lives of thoroughly unpleasant people living in present-day Manhattan This theme however began to be diverted towards each woman's personal life as their character develops from past mistakes and experiences. And speaking of Manhattan, the only ethnic minorities you see there are waiting behind counters to sell the women expensive handbags. In the first one, not only do we never see Miranda working because that's obviously less relevant to women's lives than watching Carrie have an orgasm over her new walk-in closet , but her job is the reason for Steve's infidelity, because he wasn't getting enough attention from his wife, who was working to support him. There are still hours of re-runs of the TV series every night on the Comedy Central channel, and I used to watch them. Candace Bushnell's original book on which the show was based was good, but the show was great. And, yes, there was sex and shopping. A woman can love fashion without looking and behaving like an international call girl.