Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw is obnoxious. The Sex and the City protagonist is needy, painfully unaware, and self-centered to an outrageous extent.
She consistently prioritizes herself over her friends; she manages her finances pitifully; and her romantic life is often in shambles. However, despite her shortcomings of which, oh ho ho, there are many , she has become a cultural icon of the early 21st century for something and something women everywhere.
Where can a girl find herself a Smith Jerrod? Aidan Shaw played by John Corbett For Aidan, Carrie is the one who got away, but the truth of the matter is that he was much too good for her. The most emotionally available of all her romantic conquests featured in the series and arguably the only one without a few dusty skeletons in the back of his closet , Aidan loves Carrie more deeply than she deserves.
He is the archetypal Nice Guy, and while that was a refreshing change from the previous men in her life, Carrie grew sick of it. After all, the girl has poor judgment when it comes to two things: Ultimately, the only problem with Aidan is that he should have run as soon as the Carrie Bradshaw Hot Mess Express started heading his way.
Bill Kelley played by John Slattery Carrie meets this aspiring politician at a NYFD fundraiser in Staten Island, where the two of them are judges for a sexy fireman contest — the stuff of real love. But, in Carrie-land, nothing is ever easy, and there is one issue that quickly rears its ugly head, putting an end to their short-lived romance. Like most politicians, Bill loves control.
Berger, as Carrie calls him, is the only man she dates during the series who seems to be on her level intellectually. He understands her humor a prerequisite for any relationship to work, naturally , and the two fire witty remarks at one another all day long. Despite their initial problems sadly, Berger is prone to occasional bouts of performance anxiety in the bedroom , he and Carrie really seem as though they could make it work with one another.
For many and by that, I mean, for me , the brooding, tortured writer persona is attractive. But, Berger takes it a step too far — as Carrie has the misfortune of discovering a few months into their relationship when he becomes increasingly temperamental and insecure around her.
He throws a tantrum when she tries to buy him an expensive shirt that neither of them can really afford. He becomes petulant and threatened when her book sales soar while his plummet.
He ends it after attending an event with her and realizing that her reputation as a writer far exceeds his. Berger is excellent in many ways and so, so cute , but Carrie is too much for him. The man needs to learn how to handle having his girls on top. Aleksander Petrovsky played by Mikhail Baryshnikov Ugh, ugh, ugh. However, Carrie quickly becomes smitten with his Old World charm or maybe his commanding, authoritative presence around her just causes her daddy issues to bubble to the surface.
Though they break up when Big moves abroad and both start seeing other people, neither of them forgets the other. After marrying a year-old, he realizes that he is both deeply unhappy in his marriage and still attracted to Carrie, whom he romances despite knowing that she is dating Aidan at the time.
Not only does their affair cause his own marriage to dissolve but it also causes Aidan to break up with Carrie until he gets back together with her later in the series, that poor putz. Throughout the course of the series, Big treats Carrie terribly — so much so that her friends despise him, as these things go.
He strings her along for many years, ensuring that she never gets over him enough to be able to invest herself in any of her new relationships. And in the end, this tactic works. Meet the students of Five Points High School.
Catch Five Points, a new series only on Facebook Watch.