Not with SATC. Four years ago, when Sex and the City ended its wildly successful run, the show's cast of stiletto-heeled shopaholics was effectively muscled off screen by hordes of scholars and zeitgeist analysts anxious to establish what it had really been about.
The lasting memory we have of them, however, is not the sight of them in the shop window, nor the energy with which they were kicked off in the throes of passion. Greatly though Star was attracted by the idea of a series that would put a provocative, contemporary spin on the topic of women and sex, the big US networks - sensitive to the nervousness of advertisers - wouldn't play.
We'd register at Manolos and get that woman to pay up also. And so is its most talked about element: shoes. And then we're at one with Carrie.
But when she finds them — and squeezes her size 7 feet into them — we totally got it. Like, walk-in-them-like-they-were-Nike-Airs-type walk in them. While Carrie isn't technically wearing socks here, we thought it would be unacceptable for these rainbow-striped knee socks to go unnoticed.
From this unpromising background sprang Carrie the free-spending, man-eating, perma-lunching, high-fashion dreadnought with the Vogue column, the smart friends and the sprauncy Upper East Side apartment. Not completely weather-appropriate, but at least she's not wearing slippers. Other well-informed Hollywood sources have instead suggested the killing off of Mr Big, or Charlotte "on the grounds that there's no reason not to".
Dressing as a schoolgirl isn't normally something we'd be into, but this combination of white pumps and nude ankle socks really speaks to us.
As for an explanation of the shoes, the judge reportedly — and accidentally — wore the mismatched pair of shoes in court Thursday. We wouldn't want to walk down a runway ahead of Heidi Klum either. He was left only with two right shoes, and was believed to be going footwear shopping Friday afternoon.
Victoria police Chief Del Manak has said the city-sponsored mural on justice issues disrespects members of the police department. She'd just spent the evening with politician Bill Kelley — aka John Slattery, aka the future Roger Sterling from Mad Men — and for some inexplicable reason she decides she must take the ferry home and not his BMW with a working heater.
Eventually a deal was cut with HBO, a big subscription cable channel with looser rules on content. It's when Miranda's water breaks all over them shortly before she gives birth. Naomi Wolf declared that the show had answered Virginia Woolf's famous question about what women would actually do if they were liberated, while Camille Paglia hailed the programme as a victory for "the huge wing of us pro-sex feminists who came back with a vengeance in the s thanks to Madonna.
Sarah Jessica Parker, the actress who plays Carrie, is coy: "The movie is basically about the despair you feel when you're 20 versus the despair you feel when you're 40," she says, "and they are vastly different things.