Marry Her a Little (She's Got All Year)


Since the mid-1960s the history of single women on television is largely a chronicle of endearing neuroses. It begins with the chaos-prone Ann Marie of "That Girl", proceeds with the addled style of Mary Richards on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," the frazzled soul of Ally McBeal and leads, finally, to the rhetorical self-questioning of Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City".We've gone from screwball pandemonium to narcissistic overthinking. While we could ask if such a trajectory represents an evolution at all, we would be doing so against the spirit of daisies and snowflakes and short skirts and happy endings that this kind of show, no matter its cultural currency, is in the business of cultivating.

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Default avatar cat
Oct 24, 2008 4:42PM EDT

can somebody please add a new link

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