Who needs plot and characterisation when you have Aidan Shaw in the most controversial on-screen coat since George Costanza in Gortex
This is one long feverdream 🤣
Nearly spat out my tea when she exclaimed ‘Was Big a mistake?’
Get to fuck the lot of ya...
Back in the day, when making a show for women and gay men was a revolutionary act, everything about it was notable, especially Samantha. ( Should a grown adult woman, enjoying sex and talking about it, be a cultural shift? Discuss) Like so much before it, it disappeared up its own arse, sucking it's branded pencil cases and cheap perfume with it. Let's just assume that killing off the best character because of an argument about money, was a handy cut off point.
I'm not counting the movies because they were fucking clown shoes.
I think they are possibly building her up to look like a big old romantic fool. A bit of placating and then ultimately dashing the dreams of the justice-for-Aidan set...but I am possibly holding on to a gossamer thin strand of hope here.
I couldn't go back to watching AJLT after Season 1, and reading this, I'm so, so glad I didn't. I'm just going to continue to pretend the show ended with the last episode of Sex and the City and leave it there.
Loved this - could not watch the original show because it was so full of itself it turned me off. But this is fantastic Terri. Hilarious write-up. And while I haven't seen it I know of your past rants about the show from Pilot and loved those so had to read this. Sounds like a complete shit show - literally.
Amazing writing and analysis. That "Was Big a mistake" moment felt surreal and you've articulated it perfectly. New Miranda just letting that question hang in the air, too! This show is driving me crazy but I can't stop watching, either.
PS. I'm team Aiden, but I was a sometimes SATC fan so maybe I missed something. I can see how Aiden could be poorly received. I liked his simplicity. But I just never liked Big. And Baryshnikov, come on! What was that?Aiden is so benign this season though.
Can't wait to read your opinion of tonight's final episode (you will write one, won't you?!).
ALSO TO ADD, SHE ABSOLUTELY REFUSED TO GIVE UP BIG TO THE UNHINGED LEVEL SHE LET HIM COME TO AIDAN’S CABIN. She would have rather sacrifice Aidan for Big, even when she was engaged to Aidan and knowing Aidan despised Big!!!
Loved your perspective here, hilarious and just absolutely bang on.