The first episode of the groundbreaking HBO series Sex and the City debuted 18 years ago years ago this week (June 6, 1998) and introduced us to four women who would change the way we view friendship, shopping and relationships. We laughed, cried and laughed some more with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) for six seasons and two movies and their characters live on in our daily lives (yes, a Carrie is someone who buys too many pairs of expensive shoes, am I right?)
If you weren’t deciding which character you and your friends related to the most, then you were contemplating which boyfriend of the moment deserved their hearts. Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Princeton University graduate David Duchovny both guest starred on the popular HBO series as love interests for Sarah’s character with their own set of baggage.
Who was a better boyfriend for Carrie Bradshaw?
Jeremy (David) in season six, episode 10 “Boy, Interrupted” (2003)
David played Carrie’s high school sweetheart who she runs into at a reunion. Surprised by his increasing good looks, the two decide to rekindle their young love. Carrie soon learns all that glitters isn’t gold. David’s character reveals he’s currently receiving intensive mental therapy. Yikes!
Seth (Jon) in season two, episode 13 “Games People Play” (1999)
After an emotional breakup with Mr. Big, Carrie decides to take her friends advice and go to therapy. She meets Seth in the waiting room and instantly thinks a few therapy sessions won’t be so bad if she gets to run into him every time. The two hit it off and eventually have sex. That’s when Carrie finds out Seth loses interest in women after he’s had sex with them, which also happens to be the reason he’s in therapy. Double yikes!