Okay, I'll admit it. I have watched every single Sex and the City episode. Twice. Or more. But lately I am troubled by a feeling that what lies beneath the good dialogue, is something very shallow. It's true that many episodes made me laugh and sometimes even cry. The strong friendships are what hooked me. The sense that women united are powerful. I recognized something in the coffeshop scenes and clever narration that still brings a smile to my face. The problem is that there seems to be a correllation between the popularity of the program and it being acceptable for women to spend hundreds of dollars on shoes, handbags and other unimportant items. When did this become normal? I know that ultimately it is my fault for even caring about such b.s. but I do, and I am dismayed.