I’ve been enjoying the wisdom of Gawker commenter tracyflick.
SATC had a tragic affect on single women in Manhattan who only focused on the surface aspects of the show and didn’t look deeper. Samantha was a lonely, terrified woman too scared to be vulnerable and chose sex over love because she was afraid to get hurt. Charlotte was the girl who got caught up in the fantasy of marriage and love. She pursued empty, soulless douchebags because she thought that that’s what she deserved because she was pretty and because she wanted the “perfect” husband. Miranda was the average looking woman trying endlessly to date out of her league because she thought that’s what was on her level because she was a Harvard educated lawyer and pursuing the hothead, arrogant dick in the suit who treated her poorly and used her for sex. Carrie was the girl with obvious Daddy Issues trying endlessly to fix herself shaky self-esteem through her relationships with men. Emotionally distant, arrogant men. She thought if she could get one of these guys to stick around then she could would be okay and she would no longer be the girl that Daddy abandoned because she wasn’t important enough.