Picture it. 1998. New York City. Four fabolous single girls. What are you thinking of? If you're thinking of 'Sex and the City', then you've won the million dollar prize.
'Sex and the City' is one of the best television shows of the 90s. It tells the story of Carrie, who is a 30 something New York writer, who writes the colum called Sex and the City. She uses romantic situations that she and her three fabolous friends Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte encounter for material of her column. Since the show's ending in 2004, it has sparked 2 movies, a prequel show called 'The Carrie Diaries', and a bunch of loyal followers who to this day melt when Mr. Big finally tells Carrie that she is in fact the one. My question is, why is it still a bible for all women everywhere?
Well, my answer is that it's just so relatable. The show is controverisal, yes. It expliots topics include sex, abortion, pregnancy, and marriage. The topics that are explored aren't exactly traditional. But everyone can relate to the problems that the characters on the show face such as when Carrie worries why Mr. Big won't call. We've all been there, and it's just so comforting to know that we're not alone in dealing with all of the trials and errors of love. It's a jungle out there, and the only people that we sometimes can call for comfort are our friends.
I may not have a Charlotte, Samantha, or a Miranda in my cliche, but I do have an Elisa and a Gabriel. They, like those four single gal pals, are my support system through out life. 'Sex and the City' may have premiered it's final episode over ten years ago, but I still watch it religously whenever I can. I like to think of myself as Carrie, who navigates the streets of New York similiarly to the way she navigates the streets of love. We all maybe not be perfect, but in some ways we can all aspire to be the person that we're meant to be, and it's pretty fabolous. Carrie Bradshaw taught me that.
So go ahead watch 'Sex and the City' for the 100th time. I will now leave you with my favorite Carrie quotes that have in fact survived the ages.
Sources for the last three images.