Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), three of the four protagonists of the cult TV series Sex and the City, they are ready to return. However, one element of what was a historic quartet is missing: Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, will not in fact be in And Just Like That …, the new chapter of the TV series broadcast on December 9 on Sky and streaming on Now. The ten episodes of the revival will tell the story of the three inseparable New York friends struggling with their 50 years. To refresh our memory while waiting for the revival, here are some of the most famous phrases spoken by the four protagonists in the original series, which brought to the small screen a new way of talking about sex and friendship between women.
“I love you, but I love myself more”
Samantha Jones, great absent of the reboot And Just Like That …, perhaps for the first time in her life she really fell in love. He is the charming Richard Wright, but he betrays her. Her second great love is the young Smith Jerrod, whom Samantha decides to follow leaving her friends and New York. But at a certain point he gives both of us the well-served with the sentence: “I love you, but I love myself more”.
“I’m done with great loves, I’m going back to great lovers”
Samantha Jones never denies herself. For her, the prince charming does not exist, or perhaps she is too queen of freedom to be satisfied with a single knight with the cloak and the white horse of fairy tales. She is free and wants to enjoy life and sex without labels. Not by chance “I’m done with great loves, I’m going back to great lovers “ is one of the cult phrases of the TV series.
“… it’s not like we’re a couple …”
Miranda Hobbes (played by Cynthia Nixon), the lawyer of the group of four inseparable New York friends, goes from being an independent woman who puts her career first to mother of a family. In one of her “independent” moments, while she is with a man, she whispers: “Just to be clear: it’s not like we’re a couple, it’s an emergency fuck! “.
“Men are like taxis …”
Another of the pearls that Miranda serves in one of the episodes of Sex and the city it is this and it concerns men. Its definition is tranchant: “Men are like taxis: when they are available their lights go on. One day they wake up and decide they are ready to settle down, have children, etcetera etc… and turn on the light. The first one they meet… boom… is the one they marry“.
“If a man is over thirty and single …”
Still speaking of men, Miranda underlines: “If a man is over thirty and single, something is wrong. It is Darwinian: nature eliminates them so that they do not propagate the species“.
“… friendships never go out of style”
Carrie Bradshaw is the undoubted protagonist of the tv series. Fashion is in its DNA, like talking about sex (it has a column on the subject). But friendship is the value in which he believes most: “It is said that nothing lasts forever: dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style“.
“Maybe some women aren’t made to be tamed …”
The phrase dedicated to men – and to herself, obviously – is also by Carrie Bradshaw “Maybe, some women aren’t meant to be tamed, maybe they need to stay free until they find someone just as wild to run with.“.
“The most exciting, stimulating relationship …”
Throwing yourself into the arms of the first that happens and hoping it can really last is pure fantasy. And in fact Carrie reasons with her friends: “The most exciting, inspiring and meaningful relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone who loves that you they love, that’s just great“.
“Had I ever loved Big or was it just addiction …”
Carrie has had several official stories in the series: the one with Aleksandr Petrovsky and the one with Aidan Shaw are certainly the most important. But Mister Big is undoubtedly her true great love, the one who entered her life one evening, by chance, in Manhattan, to stay there permanently, in Paris, where the mysterious entrepreneur flew to declare his feelings to her. At one point in her life Carrie wonders: “Had I ever loved Big or was it just pain addiction? The exquisite pain of wanting someone inaccessible “.
“Men can’t say ‘I was wrong’ …”
Charlotte York (played by Kristin Davis) is the “calmest” of the four friends. Give up work and career to make room for the dream of having a family to take care of. Married to Trey Mac Dougal (Kyle MacLachlan), after a heavy discussion she receives from him a bouquet of flowers and comments as follows: “Men can’t say ‘I was wrong’, they send flowers“.
“If you are serious with someone …”
Another pearl of the bon ton girl of Sex and the city is:”If you’re serious about someone, you need to keep them on edge for at least five dates“. Obviously this line of hers is not shared by Samantha Jones. And in fact not even from Carrie and Miranda.
“To forget it takes at least half …”
When a great love ends, one inevitably suffers. Whether you leave or be dropped. But how long does it take to find serenity? “To forget it takes at least half the time you were together … it’s the rule of breaking up“. Word of Charlotte York.