Yet, you may find that revisiting the show on the year anniversary of its finale reveals it to be something of a hollow shell. Because Carrie is selfish, Samantha is a male fantasy, Charlotte would never be friends with any of these women, and okay, Miranda is pretty awesome. Advertisement 1 of 15 Expectation: This is the case in Season 6, Episode 5, when Carrie goes to Prada with Berger , and everyone in the store acts as though they are her best friends for life.
She even sets Charlotte up on a date with the male sales assistant, in whose romantic history she also seems deeply invested. No one cares about you in retail. Especially in New York, when there are hoards of people shopping at any given time. And, the only time folks in boutiques engage in conversation with you is if you shell out there on the regular. Regardless, sales staff are mostly too busy and strung out from being overworked and underpaid to care about your boyfriend drama, let alone remember you the next time you come into the store.
That you can walk around New York City all day in sky-high stilettos and be sweat-free and sassy. You can even run in them without breaking an ankle! Carrie does it all the time. You absolutely cannot do this. Ruined, scuffed on the pavement, soles worn, covered in someone's accidental coffee-spill, stepped in dog pee, snagged in a subway grate.
You are sneaker lady. Advertisement 3 of 15 Photo: That a writer only needs to write one newspaper column to be able to live in a lovely apartment alone in New York City, dine out for three meals a day in Manhattan, catch cabs everywhere, and buy clothes and shoes on a weekly basis. In the beginning, Carrie manages this lifestyle by writing just one column a week for the newspaper. Later she gets a book deal and some work for Vogue, too — all of which allows her to be wistfully decadent.
A writer even a good one! Later, when her book comes along, she would have been making enough money to live comfortably. Note the use of the word comfortably, not luxuriously. One book does not a lifetime of Prada shoes make. You need to be writing those articles every single day if you want to pay your bills and eat, let alone buy a dress from the sale section of Nasty Gal.
That if you tell an old lady in the park you like her dog, she will give it to you. This literally happens in Season 6, Episode 16, when Charlotte meets an elderly woman with a purebred, show-quality dog in the park. The woman later tracks Charlotte down and sends her the dog in a giant basket with a big pink bow wrapped around it as a gift.
You can keep trying, though. In fact, he will be patiently waiting for you to finish having sex with your ex, and will carry your raggedy-ass home at the end. In Season 6, Episode 13, Samantha sleeps with Richard while Smith waits for her, then accepts her with open arms. Carrie writes her column based on her sex life and those of her friends, who happen to be a high-powered partner in a law firm, a high-powered, art-world and society princess, and a high-powered, company-owning PR executive.
At the beginning of my career, I quoted a friend — note, quoted, not explained how she was dating someone with a micro-penis — on what I thought was a fairly innocent exchange, and changed her name to make her anonymous. She still called me out on it. In Season 4, Episode 16, a divorced Charlotte gives Carrie the wedding ring she received from Trey, so Carrie can buy her own apartment — because she spent 40k on shoes, poor dear.
You can eat an entire giant cookie and not throw up. I can tell you the sickness threshold of cookie-eating is far less than how much Miranda consumes.
So Carrie decides to marry herself and invite her miserly, shoe-hating friend to purchase them from a registry. Your friends' refusal to pay hundreds of dollars to replace your shoes is totally reasonable. Sometimes shit happens, shoes go missing. Kyra offers to pay some money, which is courteous and the grown-up thing to do.
Other than that, no one is going to leap from a moving vehicle and kneel at your feet. So if you do fall in front of a cab, expect to dust yourself off an move on. That when you live in New York, everyone you know will have fabulous homes in the Hamptons, and you will always be invited.
In Season 2, Episode 17, the ladies head to the Hamptons for a luxurious summer getaway in the house of a friend, as so often happens over the course of the series.
Or, maybe you do know someone who lives in the Hamptons. But, I have yet to hear of someone meeting one on the job, having his baby, and moving to Park Slope. There are no Steves. Politicians are hot and available. In Season 4 Episode 2, Carrie is invited to be a runway model and share the spotlight with Heidi Klum.
The Rabbit vibrator is a spiritual experience and will change your life. In Season 1, Episode 9, Charlotte becomes addicted to her Rabbit vibrator, as it sends to her to a new plain of orgasmic ecstasy.