Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sex and the City: Why we love it

Sex and the City

Or rather, why I love Sex and the City. It is classic. To me, it screams 'girl power'. So many episodes have the ability to just pull me in, no matter how many times I've seen them. I got to thinking about what makes the show so appealing to me and just so damn amazing. What it all boils down to are a few key things that women have a passion for.


“No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends.” - Carrie Bradshaw

Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte are all such incredibly different people in almost every way. Miranda is the sarcastic lawyer. Samantha is the sex-obsessed tell it exactly how it is type. Charlotte is such an innocent-seeming romantic, a dreamer. Carrie is more the glamorous girl-next-door type that you feel like you relate to but can't always figure out why.

With all women being so opposite from one another, they still manage to be such great friends, but even more so - they portray real friendship. They have each other's backs. They gossip, they laugh, and most importantly, they fight. They fight like real friends. 

You watch an episode of Sex and the City and you instantly wish you had three best girl friends to go on crazy adventures with, to share your love stories, to go out for cocktails with. Or maybe you're already lucky enough to have that. 

Love and Sex

"And we were dressed from head to toe in love... the only label that never goes out of style." - Carrie Bradshaw

Sex and the City is filled with romantic love scenes, steamy sex scenes and lots of hot men. 

There's poor Charlotte, where you just want to see her dreams of marriage and children come true. You want to see her happily married and finally starting a family, but that doesn't work out very well for her in the beginning. 

There's Miranda and Steve, who at times seem so wrong for each other, but other times seem so perfect. Steve, who seems so much like a lovable puppy dog that you can't help but root for, and feel bad for him no matter what he does. 

And Samantha. She's always getting herself into sexy situations, and sometimes there are little teasers - when she's sleeping with a guy and their 'fling' starts to show signs of a real relationship. You never know what's going to happen with Samantha. 

Right away they gave us Carrie and Mr. Big. You want to love Mr. Big. You're wanting it to work out for him and Carrie, but he just can't seem to make it work. They throw in Aidan. Gorgeous, sweet Aidan.

Which brings up the age-old question: Aidan or Mr. Big? 

Clothes and Shoes

'I've spent $40, 000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!' - Carrie Bradshaw

Gorgeous shoes, gorgeous clothes. Glamour. The illusion of such a fabulous life. You just can't watch an episode of Sex and the City without wishing you could get your hands on something one of the girls is wearing, or get to do some crazy exciting thing that they're doing. They give off such a 'glamour vibe' which is such a nice fantasy to live in for awhile.

Especially for someone like me who sometimes spends a day or two wearing pjs, with my hair pulled back in a mess with spit up on my shoulder and baby drool on my sleeve. Sex and the City: happiness on my tv.

Slap that all together with some funny quotes and hilarious situations and you've got a recipe for perfection. 

“And there, in the same city where they met as girls, four New York women entered the next phase of their lives dressed head to toe in love. And that’s the one label that never goes out of style.”

Are you a sex and the city fan? And Aidan or Mr. Big fan?

* All images from Google Images


Melissa said...

As much as I love Aidan, I'd have to go with Mr. Big. Though the episode where Carrie & Aidan are at the camp and Mr. Big comes out is one of my favourites. "You see, SHE could get a hold of ME, but I couldn't get a hold of HER." Classic.

a. said...

I love Aidan but the movie makes me happy that Carrie is with Mr. Big, it seems complete with the movie for me. I am a huge fan, love the girls friendship, wish i could go for cocktails more often with my best girlies

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Love Sex and the City... I am totally an Aiden fan! But I think more for myself. I think Big is the better pick for Carrie :)

Baby Sister said...

I've never watched it, but I would have to say that I am an Aiden fan, just because I love him. :)



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