Even though there are plenty of new TV shows coming out each year, Sex And The City is still one of the most iconic. I'm sure most of you out there have at least once either been called the Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda or Samantha of your friendship group!
One of the reasons why this show has kept its iconic status, is due to the questions Carrie asks each episode. You could argue that the show is dated with its technology and some odd fashion choices, but the questions asked are still relevant to this day.
Here are my picks for the best questions Carrie has ever asked:
1. "Why Is It Always Something?"
If you have seen the show, you'll know that Carrie asks questions about relationships. The thing about this question, is that you can interpret it in different ways. Whether you're in a relationship, or at work, or even just with friends, there's always something to pick at. One of the most used things people say (and if you haven't noticed, you will now) is 'yeah....but'. Sometimes a 'yeah....but' is necessary, however a lot of the time it stops us focusing on the good, and we end up only thinking about the bad.
2. "Can You Get To The Future If Your Past Is Still Present?"
I know when reading this first time, it sounds a little confusing, but if you really think about it, is it best to remember the mistakes of a past relationship or should we be starting fresh? We all have some type of baggage when entering a new relationship, but does that mean we should bring it up to our new partner? In this episode, Carrie questions whether having an ex still around prevents us from starting a fresh relationship with someone new. Honestly, in my opinion, having an ex around isn't the problem, it only becomes a problem when there are still feelings there.
3. "Can You Ever Really Forgive If You Can't Forget?"
As you can see, my favourite questions are the ones that are slightly more down to interpretation. We've all had someone mess with us and then ask for forgiveness, but forgiveness isn't easy. People tell us that we must forgive in order to move on, but if someone's screwed us over once, what's to stop them from doing it again? I know this sounds cynical, but at the end of the day, you can forgive, but not forget.
4. "When Will Waiting For The One Be Done?"
The one. Is there such thing as the one, or should we change it to the one right now? For as long as I can remember, we've been told that 'the one' is out there waiting for us, but most of the time it feels like we are the ones waiting for them. One of the worst things about dating, is timing. Without the right timing, something special could turn into something non-existent in a wrongly timed second. So, with that, there must be more than one 'the one', right?
5. "In A City As Cynical As New York, Is It Still Possible To Believe In Love At First Sight?"
Even if you do not live in New York, the world is still a pretty cynical place. I often wonder if love at first sight is real, I mean, can you really tell just by looking at someone that you love everything about them? Love at first sight is a harmless phrase, especially if you don't believe in it! At first sight, all you notice is someone's appearance, so should the phrase be lust as first sight? As long as you're not solely judging a whole relationship based on someone's looks, I think love at first sight is an expression that can stay.
With 94 episodes and 2 movies, Sex And The City is truly one of the best shows. Even if you have never seen it, which you should, the questions Carrie asks are still relatable.
Yes, the show is mostly about relationships, but at its heart, it's about four women going through the ups and downs of life together in a city they all love. It shows us that all of our different stances on love are acceptable.
So, whether you are Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda or Samantha, or even a combination of the four of them, love is great, but it's not perfect unless you have your friends to share it with.