Mike Jensen has seen the Sex and the City series many times. Elise Castle has never seen a single episode.
"We Couldn't Help But Wonder" what would happen if these two went on an episode by episode journey through the whole series.
Join us as Mike watches for the (insert embarrassing number here) time and Elise is watching for the very first. We will discuss how the series holds up almost 20 years later, our own experiences living in NYC, and the debate over too much cranberry juice in the Cosmopolitan.
Documentary and Season Recap!
Elise and Mike talk about the HBO Max documentary as well as the (first? only?) season of And Just Like That... to talk about behind the scenes antics, costumes, so many shoes, major hat drama, and to wonder why no one should wear pink. They also clear up a few things about the series, and answer some questions. And just like that, its the end of an era... (?)
Seeing The Light
It's the finale of season one of And Just Like That... (we're being optimistic) Miranda gets some new information from Che. Charlotte works hard to plan the perfect day for Rock. Nya and Andre are taking some time apart. Seema can't seem(a) to complete a phone conversation with Carrie. And Carrie thinks she's getting a message from the other side through her lamp. Plus, the diner! And a very surprising (or is it?) encounter on an elevator...
No Strings Attached
Carrie prepares for a do-over with the teacher but can't bring herself to take her wedding ring off. Miranda and Che's relationship is going better than expected, but still hits a few snags. Charlotte is dealing with developments involving her children. And at a shelter in Brooklynn, worlds collide as our core ladies new friends meet, and Nya and Andre continue to struggle with what to do about kids.
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
After coming clean to Che about her marriage, Miranda has to decide how and what to tell Steve. Charlotte and Lily clash over an online post. And as Carrie takes stock of her past (mostly her clothes), she also begins to learn more about the mysterious and cool new neighbor who lives on the first floor.
Sex And The Widow
Carrie has a new book, and her editor loves it but wonders if there can't be a glimmer of hope. Meanwhile, Nya is having a hard time telling Andre that she's not pregnant, Charlotte invites Harry to play tennis and maybe regrets it, Miranda continues to pine over Che even while trying to jump start things at home, and Lisa struggles at a school function. And Carrie goes on a date, that goes extremely well, then horrifically awful, but ultimately, maybe, hopeful...
After discussing the proper pronunciation of this episode, Elise and Mike get into the details. Carrie is apartment shopping and then apartment buying, apartment disliking, and eventually apartment selling. Charlotte tries to deal with her ever changing daughters. Anthony brings Carrie with him to visit the least pushy plastic surgeon ever (or is he?). Miranda is... being a bit obsessive about one activity in particular. Ultimately Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte have a picnic to remember, and Carrie gets a glimpse of Seema's family and culture.
It’s All New To Me Again
I’ve seen this series, and the two movies so many times that I can typically recite most of the lines by heart.
I happened upon this recently, and I cannot stop listening. What a great great way to revisit the show from a new perspective, get a couple questions I have always had about certain actors and episodes answered and get this great description of NYC area locations and history.
The viewpoints from both Elise and Mike in this podcast are really refreshing and entertaining. I plan to listen to each podcast episode again alongside or right after the actual TV show episode while still in the feeling of it.
I highly recommend this!
Best SATC pod
Mike and Elise are not only incredibly smart and witty, but work together so well at covering this show. I love how they both have a great positive energy to both of them and really dig in to the heart of the show. I love both of their personalities and I love that they acknowledge almost every character and actor used, give us great little New York facts and visions for the city. I can’t tell you how fast I binged this entire series. I hope for another reboot season so I can hear more from you two together. Thank you so much for your hard work on the pod, it really brightened my days.
Wish I Found it Sooner
During my ?th rewatch of SATC I decided to look for a fun companion podcast. Wishing I found this sooner! It’s so fun to watch an episode and then listen back to Mike and Elise’s take on it. I found them when I was in season 4 so now I guess I have to go back and watch again! I’m not even a theater person, but I love (and am super impressed) that Elise can find a way to sing a line or make a reference in almost every episode. Most of the time I have no idea what she’s talking about, but it still makes me laugh! You can tell Mike genuinely loves the series…he’s so well-researched and always calls out the same lines my friends and I have recited for years— “Every time, every single time!” Their takes are thoughtful, clever and spicy- just the way I like ‘em. I also love that they give all the guest actors their little moment in the sun. Classy touch!
Ps- Elise, Skipper lives in my neighborhood. Team skipper!