I always assumed I'd be Miranda in that test. I'm Dorothy in the Golden Girls quiz, and if such a thing as a Designing Women quiz exists, I'm sure I'd be Julia. I'm always the one who is ready to tell everybody how the cow ate the cabbage. Like all the other women, Miranda has admirable qualities, but I don't want to be the cynical Miranda.
There's not a chance I'd be Samantha. No point in even discussing that.
Just about everyone wants to be Charlotte. All the results I've seen posted are for Charlotte. If I had to be one of the 4, I suppose I'd rather be Charlotte, too, but I don't really want to be Charlotte either. She was about as needy as Carrie.
My sister told me to watch it "just for the shoes." After suffering through clunky, ugly shoes throughout the '90s and beyond, neither one of us can get enough of cute shoes. I insisted that I didn't care how cute the shoes were. I would not lower myself to watching Sex and the City.
But then, while I was watching reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond or some such (yes, I am that boring), I'd see the promos for the upcoming episode of...Sex and the City. And the promo would include a blurb that made me think, "Wow, I've had that conversation" or "I thought I was the only one who ever thought that."
So I started watching the show..and it wasn't long before I was totally hooked. The relationships between the women were as compelling as the relationships on every classic TV show I ever loved. The had the comic side of I Love Lucy or Dick Van Dyke, the life-changing side of M*A*S*H, the facing life as a single of Golden Girls, and the sharp writing of Frasier. And I got hooked on the storyline, too.
Would Carrie and Big ever get together? Then Aiden came along. I always loved John Corbett in Northern Exposure, and he was just as good on Sex and the City. The only problem with Aiden was that he was too nice for Carrie. Neither one of them recognized that, of course, but Aiden was way too nice for her. She treated him horribly. At that point I wanted her to get back together with Big, just so Aiden could get on with his life. (Although now that I've learned he has dated Bo Derick for the last 8 years, I'm starting to think John Corbett isn't as lovable as his characters. Why couldn't he date someone average, you know, like me? Not me of course, because I have that secret celebrity crush on Alec Baldwin, but a regular person...this is all I'm saying.)
Then there was the very brief interlude with Berger who broke up with Carrie on a Post-It note. He was a writer, for crying out loud, and he couldn't come up with more words than he could get onto a Post-It. What single gal past 50 couldn't relate?
And finally there was the
Of course the first movie was generally well-received, too. Just like the show, it had that whole tedious period where you wondered if she and Big were ever going to get together. I suppose Sex and the City 2 will have us wondering if she and Big are going to stay together.
Tedious or not, I plan to see it. Maybe not this weekend but soon.
Damn those cute shoes.
Have a great weekend!