The other girls on the show are 10 years younger than I am, so I have to get enough sleep and work out and watch what I eat. I had the maturity to control my panic about the whole series and what it meant. It operates seven days a week, complete with stops at Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes and Bleecker Street for shopping. My character, Carrie, kissed a lot of men—but that's as far as it went. I think it's about time. Run by On Location Tours , the three-and-a-half-hour tour has now been operating for 17 years —nearly three times as long as the series was on the air—and it shows no sign of slowing down. Although Sex and the City has spawned two feature films—and rumors of a third movie continue to pop up from time to time—producer Michael Patrick King who directed both of the feature films originally believed that the show ended just as it was meant to. Big and he has actually been identified. Although the other ladies moved around during the course of the series, each of them had their own signature abode, none of which actually exist. Too bad it was doubly fictional. The September 11th attacks occurred in between half-seasons, as the fourth season was split in two and the first run ended on August 12, Big into the cultural lexicon, and affection for the groundbreaking series has yet to diminish. Early episodes of Sex and the City feature one majorly jarring element that was later jettisoned from the rest of its run: It has been exactly 20 years since Sex and the City first premiered on HBO and instantly pushed cosmos, Post-it note break-ups, and Mr. Although she still pulled these stories from her own life, her semi-autobiographical heroine afforded Bushnell a special kind of freedom.