He was black, and his sister did not approve of Samantha. Samantha and the sis got into a hair-pulling fight and everyone was somehow okay with it. Imagine if a show today had the line, "Get your big, black ass out of my face." Yeah, it wouldn't go over well...and with good reason.
5. Carrie's Total Dismissal Of The Importance Of Therapy
Charlotte couldn't decide if her boyfriend Stephan was "a gay, straight guy" or "a straight, gay guy" just because he was a little sensitive. Is that offensive to gay and straight people, or offensive to straight and gay people?
When Miranda moved to Brooklyn because it was better for, you know, her career and her family, you'd think it was the apocalypse the way the rest of the gang reacted. We live in a post-Lean In world now, people!
This is less "Does SATC hold up?" and more "Does SATC make sense?" You know, for someone who's lived in Manhattan for so long, you'd think that Carrie would learn that rain is inevitable. Then again, you'd think she'd learn not to keep running back to Mr. Big, so...