S*x and the City or Thirst and the City
Just tell me I’m the one…
Yes. I am THAT girl. But not how you may think. I will admit, my Kindle Fire cover is pink and I own the entire SATC series, so, in THAT way, I suppose I am THAT girl. But , I promise, it’s really not what you think. Every once in a while, I get in the mood to go back and watch my favorite episodes of Sex and the City, and I’ve found something startling: I think I just might hate Carrie’s character. For those who watched the series, they know that Carrie and Miranda had a particularly huge fight in the middle of a thrift store one day. And that fight was about Big. Well, maybe not ABOUT Big, but how Carrie would change around him. (Now let me stop here by saying, if you didn’t watch the show, you probably have NO idea what I’m talking about right now, but stay with me.)
The fight culminates with Miranda saying this
Jesus, Carrie, every time you get near him, you turn into this pathetic,needy, insecure victim. And the thing that pisses me off the most, is that you’re more than willing to go back for more.
Really harsh to say to your best friend, right? Well, after watching the series for many, many years, I’ve come to the conclusion that Miranda was exactly right. Could she have said it with more tact? Probably, but then Carrie might have made a horrible decision… Again. As I go back and watch this show again and again, I see Carrie become EXACTLY what Miranda described. And what’s worse, every time she and Big break up, she expects her friends to put up with her whining for weeks and weeks on end, but won’t take their advice. It eventually gets so bad, her friends convince her to go see a therapist. (Which also ends in disaster, but that’s for another post.)
If you think this is an isolated incident, think back to the verrrry first episode of SATC. The man: Kurt Harrington. The situation: Kurt was a “mistake” that Carrie made when she was 26….and 29…..and 31. When Carrie sees Kurt again while eating lunch with best friend Stanford Blatch, Stanford tries to stop her from making that same mistake….again. But Carrie waves him off and makes plans to meet with Kurt for the FOURTH time. As Carrie returns to the table, Stanford all but foreshadows Miranda’s future tirade. Although he handles Carrie with a bit more tact, his frustration is equal to that of Miranda’s…and I can’t say that I blame either of them.
I won’t ever say that SATC wasn’t a major part of my television diet in the late 90s and the 200s, because it was, and I certainly appreciate Carrie’s character arch, but I cringe every time I see her behavior as it relates to men…the thirst was so real.
*drops mic and prepares to be stoned by S*x and the City fans*
Posted on February 1, 2012, in Relationships and tagged Carrie Branshaw, Charlotte, Harry, Miranda, Mr. Big, patterns, S*x and the City, Samantha, Stanford, Steve. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.