Print Share Sex and the City requires little introduction. The six-season series about the professional, romantic, and social lives of four something women in New York featured protagonists who were candid and explicit about their sex lives and put female friendship above marriage. It's become one of those cornerstones of our pop-culture vocabulary: We label our friends — the Miranda, the Charlotte, the Samantha — while convincing ourselves that we are obviously the Carrie of the group.
There are certain parts of the show, however, that have not aged well. Some plotlines are quirky — like when Miranda wanted to bone a guy dressed as a sandwich — but others are just too messed up to let slide. Carrie's net worth is inexplicable. Charlotte's love of animals is … intense. In "Ex and the City" season two, episode 18 , Charlotte stops dead when she sees a woman riding a horse in the middle of New York City.
Her first love was a brown horse named Taddy, you see, who betrayed her by throwing her during a competition. Charlotte smiles knowingly when she thinks about how Taddy just loved to be ridden after she broke him in. It can be assumed that Charlotte had her first orgasm riding that horse. Earlier in the season, Charlotte also buys a dog instead of getting a boyfriend not to be confused with her stand-in child from season six, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Elizabeth Taylor.
Is Charlotte a zoophile? Successful Miranda is supposed to be the least cool friend. By today's standards, though, the choice seems pretty obvious: Miranda ended up being one of the only women in television history to truly have it all. She had a high-powered job, a husband, a baby, a dog, and an actual house with a yard. Miranda Hobbes was everything, and no one ever gave her her due. She calls it a lack of a sexual orientation and, direct quote, a "layover on the way to Gaytown.
She breaks up with him by leaving a party without saying good-bye. Carrie is a garbage person. Samantha dates a black man, and the plot is just … The Sex and the City screenwriters do just about everything to fetishize Chivon, a successful black music executive for whom the voracious Samantha falls hard. He makes absolutely no room for her in his life. Her friends hate him. The couple says "I love you" a total of zero times.
Still, Carrie quits her job and abandons her friends to move to Paris with him.