Done. That was too easy. Just for fun, here are some of my most memorable moments from all six seasons.
Best of… Sex and the City
Models and Real People
In The Real Me, Carrie is roped into a production of a fashion show featuring supermodels and famous New Yorkers as ‘real people’. She thinks she’ll be wearing a beautiful blue sequinned dress by Dolce & Gabbana, but shows up to discover there’s been a change of plan. She is presented with a pair of nude jewelled panties and a blazer. She freaks out but braves it anyway- just to fall flat midway down the catwalk. Heidi Klum follows, stepping over her and making Stanford exclaim “She’s fashion roadkill!” There is a moment and then Carries picks herself up, smiles and keeps going… what we all have to do in life, after all.
In season three Carrie relives her teenage years with Wade Powerlad Adams, a comic store clerk who still lives with his parents. It’s all mellow and carefree (complete with scooter rides- yes really) until Wade’s mother walks in on them both smoking pot in their upper east-side apartment. Wade shamelessly pins the blame on Carrie. Wade’s mother asks “Is it true Carrie? Did you bring marijuana into this house?”, to which she reponds “Yes Mrs. Adams, I brought the marijuana into the house… and I’m taking it with me when I go”. That’s called making the best of a bad situation.
Everyone has an opinion on the Aidan vs. Big debate, but what about Berger? I’d support Team Berger for sure. I would have thought the fact that his (in)famous He’s just not that into you speech inspired a whole movie is reason enough to make him a significant player? I liked him for his rugged good looks, his goofy wit and the bike. I love that bike! Carrie really annoyed me in the episode where she doesn’t want to go to a red-carpet event on it- she is being really prissy and complaining about what the helmet will do to her hair… just get on the damn bike Carrie! (Okay he did break up with her on a post-it note and that’s worse I suppose).
When Harry and Charlotte get together
Harry and Charlotte’s relationship tugs at everyone’s heart strings, even mine! Harry is everything Charlotte is not looking for in a man- and he appears at a time when Charlotte is finally coming to terms with the long-term prospect of being single. When Harry confesses that he thinks Charlotte is the sexiest woman he’s ever met, it’s so cute that her response is “Harry, don’t be ridiculous, I’m wearing my glasses!”. Its funny how someone you don’t even like to begin with (Charlotte describes him as unattractive, pushy and sweaty) can turn out to be the love of your life. In fictional TV shows at least. (The proposal was sweet too, remember?).
A woman’s right to shoes
In this episode, Carrie is forced to take off her shoes (a health hazard) before coming into her friend’s baby shower. At the end of the night, her precious Manolos are lost and she is offered neither sympathy nor compensation from her friend. Carrie is understandably irked and begins to consider all the celebrations (and subsequent expensive gifts) dedicated to people in relationships- engagement parties, weddings, anniversaries… but nothing for singles! (It’s so true- why are there no Getting your shit together and making it on your own parties?) In the end, Carrie calls her friend to announce that she is getting married- to herself. She registers for only one gift: Manolo Blahniks and her friend concedes to buy the for her. Happy Ending. The moral of the story is shoes are important to some people and you should, like, respect that!
Robert and Miranda’s short-lived romance
Do you remember Dr. Robert Leeds? I loved him! He was such a man. A man man. You know what I mean. I also loved him because he had a central role in two of my all-time favourite SATC scenes: that awkward post-break-up encounter on the stairs (if you haven’t seen it, watch it immediately HERE) and who can forget when he uses a tampon to stop Steve’s nosebleed? If there is any better way to emasculate your girlfriend’s ex, then I don’t know of it.
The Big Ending
Confession: I didn’t like Big. But I have to admit, the ending was well-played. Big realises that he can’t live without Carrie and goes to Paris to try to win her back. Conveniently this occurs just when Carrie wants to break up with the crazy Russian, Petrovsky. The ending was bound to be cheesy (I was prepared for that) but they managed to fall just short of the point where I want to throw up. Bravo!
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