I have to say I this article really painted a new picture of the tv series for me. I was an avid watcher and truly did love show. This article really opened a new door for me though. Mostly, the show was entertaining but I didn't realize the underlying issues in the series. I have to admit that I wasn't really always that thrilled to have constant issues of the patriarchal standpoint and was always hoping to have an "uhah" moment when issues were so stereotypical of women (that's why Miranda was my favorite - although she obsessed over men, she realized she was doing it and tried to be more independent). But, honestly as Natalie said in another post I was happy with the diversity of race, gender issues thinking that it was broadening the tv spectrum - when really it was still advertising stereotypical thinking. It's refreshing to see these laid out in the article and realize what I was watching really was just a bunch of boxed-in ideas. Although, I will probably still love the show for its entertainment value, I now think if I ever watched it again I could pin-point the stereotypical views of the show.