Stream These 4 Shows If You Love ‘Sex and the City’

Are you one of those Sex and the City fans who can rattle off quotes or wax poetic about which guy Carrie Bradshaw should have kept around? You may already be watching reruns of the show on cable or streaming it, but if you want to watch something else with the same vibe, there are choices.

It’s been 16 years since the final episode of SATC aired and its ending still divides people, but it’s okay to invest in some new characters. The series below fall under the same romantic dramedy theme and can be streamed right now.

'Valeria' on Netflix
‘Valeria’ on Netflix | Courtesy of Netflix

‘Valeria’

Reviews of Netflix’s Valeria compare the Spanish-language series to Sex and the City. It’s based on novels by Elisabet Benavent, and center on a quirky, lovelorn character.

The main protagonist, Valeria, is a writer whose professional life is on the rocks, and so is her marriage. But it’s not all doom and gloom with her friends, work, or the fellows she meets that she shouldn’t be entertaining.

Here is a synopsis from Netflix:

“Valeria is a writer in crisis, both with her novels and her husband. Thankfully, her three best friends, Carmen, Lola, and Nerea, support her through her adventures, whilst having ones of their own. Valeria and her friends are immersed in a whirlwind of emotions about love, friendship, jealousy, unfaithfulness, doubts, heartbreak, secrets, work, worries, joy and dreams of the future.”

Season 1 is available to stream right now.

‘Love Life’

HBO Max launched on May 27 and viewers will find a slew of original scripted content on the platform. Love Life stars Anna Kendrick as Darby, a New Yorker and young art professional with a not-so-perfect romantic life that’s chronicled over a 10-year period.

Her growth from an insecure, dishonest teen into the woman she is now is highlighted through her friendships, boyfriends (including one who keeps resurfacing), and everyday adulting.

It too is a romantic dramedy and HBO Max is releasing episodes on its own schedule. Look forward to three more dropping on June 4 and the last three episodes will arrive on June 11.

‘Insecure’

Issa Rae’s hit show on HBO is now in its fourth season and if for no other reason, you should watch it to see Rae rap to herself in the mirror. Plus, the soundtrack is fire.

Issa and Molly’s friendship goes way back to their college days, and the series follows their sometimes bumpy dynamic, their dating lives (which could sustain is own show), and everyday lives as Black women in Los Angeles.

Two other friends—Kelli and Tiffany—are also part of the circle and they all fight, bond, talk about their sex lives, and back each other up as girlfriends. Get hooked and soon you’ll be rooting for (or against) Issa’s dating choices too.

‘Four More Shots Please!’

Now in its second season, Four More Shots Please! follows four women in Mumbai and their careers, love lives, and adventures. Complicated marriage woes, sexuality struggles, parental meddling, travel and even crime are part of this dramedy. And you’ll like the bartender too.

Season 2 of the Amazon Prime Video series premiered in April, and the episodes are served up 30-minute pieces.

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