to not like Carrie Bradshaw?

(176 Posts)
RainbowCrystals Thu 28-Feb-13 16:29:42

(Not sure if this is the right section but ...)

I recently re-watched the whole of S&TC (ill in bed with not much else to do), and never realised before what a whiney, needy and obsessive woman she really is.

She only apologised to Natasha for having an affair with her husband because she couldn't believe someone in New York could hate her that much hmm

She willingly went back to Big countless times regardless of knowing that she was going to be hurt again.

She screwed over Aidan twice

I could go on grin

I know she's just a fictional character and the show would be boring if she was perfect.

But aibu to really dislike her?

anonacfr Mon 04-Mar-13 11:49:03

Apparently SJP got more and more input in the character of Carrie as the series went on.
So all the posing, clutching her chest with her veiny hands and licking her lips 'seductively' were all her.
As well as acting like an OTT teenager with men (remember when she fainted with the Russian?) and calling her 40 something friends 'gals'. Yuck.

BalletCrystal Sun 03-Mar-13 20:22:23

I just watched the SJP interview with Jonathan Ross and yes she was actually shocked to hear Carrie described as needy.

They also talked about Aidan and SJP said "yes but wasn't she nice to him?"

hmm what?!

If I came on here and said I was dating a nice guy but I cheated on him with my ex. Then we got back together and he selfishly made me go to his place in the country and I had to invite my ex too because we're just friends now.

My boyfriend then proposed to me and bought my apartment and the one next door so we could combine the two. But then I realised he wasn't the one so I broke up with him.

Now I know I might be being unreasonable but ... I was still nice to him wasn't I?? grin

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 02-Mar-13 07:01:14

She was a total bitch to Aiden- he was too good for her anyway. The episode at the cabin makes me want to punch her selfish cow.
Miranda is my fave especially later on the series i don't count the films

akaemmafrost Fri 01-Mar-13 23:31:34

If I was Aiden "I would have said "actually no I don't, now fuck off and don't fall off your Blahniks as you go! Oh and I DID shag that girl you saw me with in the bar, oh and your mate Samantha too!"

anonacfr Fri 01-Mar-13 23:21:07

grin Worse was the whole 'you have to forgive me' speech to Aidan. I bet she probably thought it was great acting.

Tolly81 Fri 01-Mar-13 23:00:37

YANBU, I'm with you she is so annoying. Anon - I'd actually forgotten that and you're right, it is massively annoying. Get those massive veiny man hands away from your scrawny chicken neck and visible ribs and stop whining on about how Big won't let you move in! Yuck.

anonacfr Fri 01-Mar-13 22:50:11

Worse thing about Carrie? The way she pulls a pleading/earnest ace while clutching her hands to her chest. Who does that????

ChocolateCakePlease Fri 01-Mar-13 20:47:12

One thing i thought Carrie was bitch over was when she dated Aiden the 2nd time around and she insisted on continuing her friendship with big and made Aiden out to be the asshole for not liking it. As if Aiden would be happy she is still friends with the man she cheated on him with. She evn told him he could come up to Aidens country house and told Aiden it was ok because Big was in need and she was his friend bullshit - then they had a fight in the mud!

Imagine if Aiden had cheated on her with his ex then got back together with Carrie a year later and insisted he still be friends with the woman he cheated on her with! Carrie would moan like a bitch!

Hassled Fri 01-Mar-13 19:53:36

When it was on, as in when it was exciting new telly, SATC was the highlight of my television week. I loved it.

Now I see episodes and think "you bunch of spoilt, narcissistic cows". Only Steve was ever nice. It's gutting, really. They were my best mates, once upon a time.

ChocolateCakePlease Fri 01-Mar-13 19:51:20

FFS Satc NOT Satsblush

ChocolateCakePlease Fri 01-Mar-13 19:50:12

hermioneweasley i LOVED Ally McBeal! grin

I loved SATS so much but looking back and watching old episodes makes me realise how different my generation are from theirs and some of the things i thought were great when watching it seem either kind of sad now or just pathetic.

They always moaned (except Samanthawink) about finding the right man, "the one," then when did find one they moaned and moaned about it!

Like Carrie moaned when was with BIG in series 1 & 2 because he wouldn't commit to her, then she found Aiden in series 3 and moaned he was too available hmm and wasn't content at a great relationship so threw it away.

I am aware this is not real lifegrin

Lighthousekeeping Fri 01-Mar-13 19:45:31

Oh it's so not anti SATC they sleep around like mad. Ones a writer, one works in a gallery, one is shagging a man that doesn't want her. It's influence is all over it. I really can't watch it anymore. When it's funny it's hysterical but the laughs are few and far between.

akaemmafrost Fri 01-Mar-13 19:41:39

I honestly don't think it's meant to be a rip off is it? It's the Anti Sex and the City!

Lighthousekeeping Fri 01-Mar-13 19:39:23

It's such a bad rip off. I tried to like her but its the most overrated show I've ever seen.

BOF Fri 01-Mar-13 19:35:31

I love Hannah too- at least her age gives her an excuse grin

akaemmafrost Fri 01-Mar-13 19:02:20

I love Hannah! grin

Lighthousekeeping Fri 01-Mar-13 18:57:32

If you think Carrie Bradshaw is bad you need to see Hannah in Girls. I would have Carrie and her shoes ten times over.

Greythorne Fri 01-Mar-13 18:50:35

And it did show women in the driving seat in sexual matters, especially Samantha, but not exclusively her.

Remember when Samantha let a guy who was warm and funny and interesting....but short? And she dyumped him. Or when she had great sex with a handsome, rich guy in his 70s, but went off him when she saw his wrinkly bottom?

That type of storyline where women were in control of their choices felt very new. At the same time, I remember ER which almost prided itself on having same sex relationships and inter-racial relationships that were supposed to be oh so innovative, but they always remained incredibly conventional.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 01-Mar-13 18:50:17

I warmed to Miranda as she slowly accepted motherhood, and she freely admitted it was tough, but as Brady gets older you see her really take to the mother role quite well.

Samantha annoyed me in the film over Miranda's bikini area.

MrsShortfuse Fri 01-Mar-13 18:46:59

Miranda speaks with her mouth full and even when not speaking doesn't keep mouth closed when eating, YUK!

Anyway I love the programme. It cheers me up when I've had a shit day at work and I find a repeat on some sky channel.

Agree Carrie is PITA. Love the others even M, with the exception of the above issue.

GetOrf Fri 01-Mar-13 18:42:50

I agree that the sexual honesty was very novel at the time.

I never saw Miranda as a hard bitch - I really warmed to her.

akaemmafrost Fri 01-Mar-13 18:34:41

Agree about Big. He just wasn't that into her.

Writehand Fri 01-Mar-13 17:56:37

I could never bear SATC. A bunch of grown up women whining like teenagers. They were all far too long in the tooth for the roles they played. About 20 years too old.

40 year old barflies, fluttering about weddings... They were the age to be divorced single parents, not just starting out dating. As Baresarkbunny says, Carrie reminds me of the ghastly Liz Jones.

Just a thought: is it because Liz Jones' sell by date is stamped on her bum that she hasn't noticed it?

CruCru Fri 01-Mar-13 17:53:03

Miranda was the only one who really ever experienced sexual rejection. She was also the most realistic - lawyer who works all the time to make ends meet. The rest seemed a bit vacuous.

expatinscotland Fri 01-Mar-13 17:50:11

She's a stuck up bitch.

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