I started watching Sex & the City way after new episodes were coming out on HBO. The show had already won tons of awards and acclaim by the time I watched my first episode, which was an edited version shown on TBS at 10:00pm on a Wednesday night. The characters and storyline were interesting enough so I tuned in the next week too. And soon after, I was watching Sex and the City nightly in syndication on Channel 11. I even have the first few seasons on DVD--it's definitely an experience to watch the full episodes if you have only seen the edited and 'clean' ones on network television.
When the first movie came out, I saw it on opening night. I stood in line with hundreds of other ladies (and my boyfriend, bless him) so that I could sit in a dark theater for three hours and learn what has happened to these four central characters that I grew to love. Even though I thought it was a great continuation of the series, I still had reservations when I heard a second one was being filmed. For a split, insane moment, I thought that I might not see it at all.
Now that the new trailer is out, I have changed my mind and cannot wait for May 27. There are very few movies that people will actually wait in line to see anymore. When I was in high school, I remember standing in line (or arriving and finding a sold-out show) almost every Friday night. Every release was a big one--the Batman movies, the Spiderman movies, Men in Black. I love getting excited about the release of a new film and although the Sex & the City 2 trailer looks almost as impractical and unbelievable as the whole series was, I will be in line to see it opening weekend for sure.