Stanford Blatch, a gay talent agent from an aristocratic family (played by Willie Garson), is Carrie's best friend outside of the other three women. Big (Chris Noth), whose real name is revealed in the final episode (Season 6, Episode 8) to be John James Preston, in a tumultuous, on-and-off-again relationship.
(In a running joke, whenever Carrie is about to introduce Mr.
The show was based in part on writer Candace Bushnell's 1997 book of the same name, compiled from her column at The New York Observer.
Bushnell has said in several interviews that the Carrie Bradshaw in her columns is her alter ego; when she wrote the "Sex and the City" essays, she used her own name initially, but for privacy reasons, later created the character played in the series by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw), Kim Cattrall (as Samantha Jones), Kristin Davis (as Charlotte York), and Cynthia Nixon (as Miranda Hobbes), the quirky series had multiple continuing storylines that tackled relevant and modern social issues such as sexuality, safe sex, promiscuity, and femininity, while exploring the difference between friendships and romantic relationships.
The deliberate omission of the better part of the early lives of the four women was the writers' way of exploring social life – from sex to relationships – through each of their four very different, individual perspectives.
The series received both acclaim and criticism for its subjects and characters, and is credited with helping jump-start HBO.
It spawned two feature films, Sex and the City (2008) and its sequel Sex and the City 2 (2010), and a prequel series by The CW, The Carrie Diaries.
He agrees to slow things down but at a Black and White ball not long after, he pressures her to commit, making it clear that he still doesn't trust she's over Big. Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov) is a famous artist who becomes Carrie's lover in the final season.They reunite in Season four, when Aidan opens a bar with Miranda's ex, Steve.Carrie realizes she is still in love with Aidan and wins him back. Big has gotten divorced from his wife and he and Carrie have a platonic friendship.Sex and the City is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by HBO.Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes.
Moreover, just as Carrie Bradshaw eventually gets her articles for the fictional 'New York Star' published as a book in later series, the entire Sex and the City series is based on a compilation of Bushnell's own columns for the 'New York Observer.' Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the narrator, with each episode structured around her train of thought while writing her weekly column "Sex and the City" for the fictitious paper, the New York Star.