Columnist Carrie Bradshaw introduces her narrative style by a short story about a British girl who thought the Manhattan manner would be the same.
Charlotte in particular, with her obsession with marrying rich and being treated like a princess, looks particularly grim in the cold light of 2016.
She was a die-hard follower of The Rules (playing hard to get, basically), meaning that she would only accept Disney-prince levels of chivalry from men.
Neither of them would run from a game of Spin the Bottle with Alanis Morissette, simply because they felt 'weird'.
But what do millennials think of Sex and the City these days?
In time, other shows would explore this better: Lena Dunham's Girls was the first to touch on how complex and imperfect female friendship can be, with its bitching and subtle competitiveness.
Broad City features two main characters who don't give a single fig about sexuality: one day Ilana fancies a woman, the next she's hooking up with men.
The jazz that accompanies this episode is a perfect complement to the seductive themes of sex, lust and attraction.
It's a pity it's not woven throughout the entire series.
For her part, Kim Cattrall has commented that jumping back into Sam Jones' britches "could be fun".
What wasn't fun by anyone's yardstick was the two-hours-plus Sex and the City 2.
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