The Sex and the City movie is already making gobs of money, which makes me quite happy. I was one of the hardcore fans who saw it at midnight on Thursday night, and I thought the film was touching and funny and lots of fun - but a bit long and too cutesy at times. In a way, though, the quality of the film is not the talking point here. I'm thrilled that first Juno and now SATC are proving that female protagonists CAN drive a box office hit. SATC is a whole different breed, though, and in a funny way it affirms one of the things I love about TV: a beloved, long-running TV show is more than just a show. It becomes ingrained in our culture. Women everywhere have befriended these four women, related to their boy problems, taken Which-Character-Are-You? quizzes on facebook. And it crosses generations; though Samantha celebrates her 50th birthday in the movie, plenty of moviegoers are 17 and 18 year-olds who were only 7 or 8 years old when the TV series debuted. The show has reached new audiences through DVD sales and syndication on TBS, and will likely live on for many years to come. It's funny, it's poignant, it's universal.