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Thanks to Amazon Prime I binge watched Sex and the City over the holiday break and picked out my Top Five favorite episodes. During the show’s original run, I didn’t have HBO (too expensive for premium channels) and relied on friends’ recaps and borrowed DVDs. Even to this day, I still enjoy watching the show and looking at all the pretty outfits the women wear. The following are my Top Five episodes in no particular order.
Ring A Ding Ding: Season 4 Episode 16
A great reminder on why I don’t spend a ton of money on shoes — I would be completely broke. Even if I could afford $400 pair of shoes, I still don’t believe I would spend the money, knowing I could spend wisely elsewhere. I loved Aidan (John Corbett) so much! After breaking up for a second time with Aidan, Carrie needed to borrow money to buy back her apartment from him. The first few minutes of the episode was heartbreaking, watching two people who deeply loved each other walk away from their relationship.
The Big Journey: Season 5 Episode 7
The biggest surprise and the biggest laugh in this episode was Mr. Big (Chris Noth whom I will always remember as Det. Mike Logan from Law & Order) reading Carrie’s book and realizing he was a huge turd during their relationships. Carrie’s book tour took her and Samantha to California, where Big lived at the time, and Charlotte started sleeping with her divorce lawyer, Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler).
The Post-It Always Sticks Twice: Season 6 Episode 7
I loved Carrie’s relationship with Jack Berger (Ron Livingston) and absolutely hated watching it fall apart little by little. Ugh. I wasn’t a huge fan of Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov) when he appeared later in the season. I love this episode because it accurately represents how women deal with a breakup, especially a messy one. The girls rallied around her for a girls’ night out, and Miranda’s confidence skyrocketed when she slipped into her skinny jeans. I feel invincible whenever a pair of skinny jeans fit comfortably.
The Ick Factor: Season 6 Episode 14
Miranda and Steve finally get married! Yay! As much as I absolutely loved her relationship with Dr. Robert (a very very sexy Blair Underwood) and was a teeny bit upset with her when she couldn’t love him, I couldn’t be mad for long because it was Steve! I fell in love with Steve the moment he met Miranda at the bar. Anyway, my favorite part of the episode was when Miranda casually mentioned she proposed to Steve and all the girls — including Samantha — begin to tear up. Frustrated with the overreaction, Miranda starts to leave the lunch and looks at Samantha, “I expected more from you, Samantha.”
An American Girl in Paris (Part Deux): Season 6 final episode
Although I’ve seen this episode a million times, I teared up a few times during the most recent viewing. The story line that hit me the hardest was when Steve’s mom started losing her memory and accidentally wandered out of the house, leading Miranda to frantically search for her and take care of her when Steve was at work. I really started to adore Charlotte and Harry’s relationship once they were married and felt their heartache during their adoption process. Again, I was never a big fan of Carrie’s relationship with Alek, so I was happy to see Big finally realize his feelings for Carrie.