'Sex And The City' has proved itself over the last few years to one of the best shows to come out of the USA, and Series 4 does not let the side down one bit. Usually by this stage in the life of a show the storylines are becoming a bit predictable and stale, but somehow 'SITC' manages to stay fresh and new. Even without following the entire series, it is easy to get into this series as a stand-alone. Sure, there are some long-term storylines which pervade the episodes, but it is not difficult to pick them up.
This brilliantly written series is at times hilariously funny, and at times deeply affecting and relevant. Personally, I used to be quite skeptical of 'SITC' (being a man), and I must admit, some of the finer points of the series may well be lost on me (i.e. the fashion aspect). One major plus point about the series in general is that it doesn't come across as having been specifically written to cater solely for the 'girl's night in' audience, and is equally appealling to a male audience.
The four lead characters between them seem to have all the bases covered when it comes to possible attitudes and behaviour, and they are constantly being counterbalanced by each other and the men in their lives. Despite being a humorous and easy-going series, 'SITC' discusses relevant, personal and challenging issues. However, it manages to deal with them from the perspective of 'a problem shared is a problem halved', and shows how the characters overcome (or simply confront) their problems together.
The series looks great and is fun to watch, and leaves you feeling good. What more do you need?