SJP + PPW = SATC 2.0 (BK)

SJP + PPW = SATC 2.0 (BK)

After the needless brouhaha of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick having twins through a surrogate died down, rumors surfaced that the power couple might have purchased a hand-me-down townhouse on Prospect Park West. Rumors are just rumors (hey kids, not everything you hear is true), but there appears to be confirmation that Parker’s production company just optioned the television rights to Amy Sohn’s book Prospect Park West. Basically, it’s Sex and the City after they have kids and move to Brooklyn. Oh wait. They already did that.

If Prospect Park West the HBO show does for Park Slope what Sex and the City did for Manhattan, we might all be forced into Queens just to escape the TV wannabes. It’s bad enough that the neighborhood is already overrun with drooling toddlers and the inconsiderate, aloof parents who take them absolutely everywhere. The only thing worse would be an invasion of bestrollered Scary Sadshaws. Right now, it is possible that an oversized stroller will run into you on 7th Avenue at any given moment of the day. Pretty unpleasant. The upside is that you can scream some Rated R obscenities at Mommy and Junior and then head back on your merry way. Once this show airs, not only could you potentially be hit by the stroller, but then you likely will be spiked by the mother’s Manolo stiletto, which will require a complete about face to the Methodist Hospital for treatment of a puncture wound. All of a sudden, you’re getting stitches and wishing for the good ol’ days when the Park Slope moms were all granola and wore fashionably ugly wooden clogs.

Then there’s issue of whether or not the show serves any type of novel purpose. The trials of motherhood, keeping up with the Joneses, and the shit-tastic lives of modern day urban nannies have all been well exploited in contemporary media (and probably all at once in a Lifetime Original Movie). So the real question is: will anybody even watch the show? Would you?

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