NBC's 'Leap of Faith' Is More Than Aware of the Joys of 'Sex'
We all know how irritating it is when women try to define themselves as characters from HBO’s Sex and the City. But NBC’s Leap of Faith — a comedy about four Manhattanites created by Sex scribe Jenny Bicks — takes this annoying phenomenon to a whole new level by copping Sex’s entire titillating template. After a close watch of Faith’s first three episodes, we couldn’t help but wonder how many similarities we could find. Turns out, a lot.
OUR GAL Carrie Bradshaw is a single, sometimes self-destructive, curly-haired woman who writes a sex column THE PREMISE Carrie & Co. discuss sex and singledom over cosmopolitans and Bellinis THE GANG Carrie’s the funny one, Samantha’s the slutty one, Charlotte’s the marriage-minded one, and Miranda’s the fiercely independent one DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE A pushy maid hides Miranda’s vibrator MAN TROUBLE Carrie has an emotionally available, furniture-designing fiance who almost leaves her homeless COMMITMENT ISSUES While shopping for a wedding dress, Carrie breaks into hives and just can’t go through with the marriage MOMMY DEAREST Charlotte had an overbearing, uptight, Upper East Side mother-in-law named for an animal (Bunny) DIRTY TALK Samantha pops Ecstasy so she can experience ”X-cellent sex”
OUR GAL Faith Wardwell is a newly single, sometimes self-destructive, curly-haired woman who writes advertising copy THE PREMISE Faith & Co. discuss sex and singledom over martinis and white wine THE GANG Faith’s the funny one, Patty’s the slutty one, Cynthia’s the marriage-minded one, and Andy’s the fiercely independent one Domestic Disturbance A pushy maid wears Faith’s slippers MAN TROUBLE Faith has an emotionally unavailable, booklight-buying fiance who always leaves her cold COMMITMENT ISSUES While shopping for wedding china, Faith breaks into a sweat and just can’t go through with the marriage MOMMY DEAREST Faith has an overbearing, uptight, Upper East Side mother named for an insect (Cricket) DIRTY TALK Patty gets a ”double grande” from the company’s coffee-cart guy
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