Monday, July 02, 2007

I Hate Carrie Bradshaw

I never watched Sex & the City while it was on HBO due in no small part to the fact that I didn't have HBO. Since its syndication on TBS and the CW, however, I've managed to catch up on the pop-culture powerhouse that swept the nation. And while I can understand why people like the show, I don't understand why they like the main character. I don't. In fact, I hate Carrie Bradshaw.

Let's ignore the fact that she's a 90-something pound 30-something year-old woman who runs around the city in bras and short-shorts (or as my co-worker would say, poon-poon shorts), and that she somehow makes a fabulous living as a writer, a living enabling her to pay for her fabulous $500 a pair shoes, fabulous designer outfits (including those poon-poon shorts), and fabulous food and drinks at the trendiest restaurants and nightclubs in the city.

The reason I can't stand Carrie Bradshaw is because she's needy. She's whiny. She's clingy. Basically, she's the crazy girl who is always scaring guys away, not understanding why they don't want to be her boyfriend. And love her. And marry her. And be with her forever and ever because she's so witty and insightful and ohmigod we're in love and why are you bothering to date anyone else because this is it?!

Carrie Bradshaw gives women a bad name.

In Carrie's world, there is no dating, no middle ground--there are only extremes. She either fucks random guys or falls hopelessly in love.

Who is this overly introspective, yet complelety shallow woman? She's the character that witty, literary teen-agers used to dream about becoming. She's the urban alternative to the white-picket fenced in suburban mom. Her character is exactly how I, at 17, thought I would be as a 30-something year-old woman in New York. The problem is that while my idea of women evolved, Carrie Bradshaw didn't. She's still acting out my high-schooler fantasy, and now that I'm a 30 year-old woman, she seems ridiculous.

92 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ur a bitter bitch!

2:50 PM, January 18, 2008

 
Blogger Trina said...

THANK YOU!!!

I found this post via a yahoo search for "I hate Carrie Bradshaw". I knew I couldn't possibly be the only one!

I've been a SATC fan for ages (though always behind - thanks Netflix!) and *always* hated Carrie! She's supposed to be a grown woman, yet can't discuss her relationships with the other parties involved? But she has a column about sex (so she's supposedly somewhat able to communicate)? WTF?!?

When Aidan dumped her for the second time in season 4 and said something to the effect of "I can't believe I'm back here again" I yelled at the tv, "Of course you're there again! You got back together with that idiot!"

And the moronic conclusions she jumps to in/for her columns? Don't get me started! I think she's one of those females who always wants to talk about "feeeeeelings" because she doesn't have a single rational *thought* in her head!

End rant.

1:44 AM, March 03, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an idiot you are! I've watched the show several times and hello, it's a gay male production!! Accept it for what it is or leave it alone. Carrie did not by the way ever whine about the way Big treated her, she was much too busy having a GOOD TIME. You middle Americans are such a pain in the ass. So you moved beyond the image Carrie portrays after your 30s. Good for you. Stay there, whatever that place is. You and all the other boring people can have cake together.

4:01 PM, April 15, 2008

 
Blogger Jen said...

I love that this post inspires so much vitrol.

And thanks for the great idea--I will go eat cake now. I love cake!

4:03 PM, April 15, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my GOD. she's absolutely insane. she's childish, contradicting, unrealistic, clingy, WAY too needy, inconsiderate, WAY too self-involved, and i agree. she gives women a bad name. i can't STAND her.

12:00 AM, April 25, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you.
I just searched "I hate Carrie" as well...
Especially when Carrie went to see Charotte and asked her why she didn't offer to lend some money to her, I really really hated Carrie Bradshaw. She's utterly totally selfish. I watched the series so many times, I love SATC but I hate Carrie... (and love other characters)

7:56 PM, May 14, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE SATC, but I cannot deny that Carrie's selfishness got on my nerves from time to time. Not only she went to Charlotte's to demand money to pay for her apartment, but she only gave one word comment "nice" to Stanford's hard-found love boyfriend while Stanford spent the entire afternoon listening to her whining about Aiden's ex-gf gave her a look. She is just way too self-centered.

5:26 AM, July 29, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOÚ. Eat shit Carrie. Enough said.

6:19 PM, August 27, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found this post after having enough of female friends going on about how they identify with the characters... thanks... just wanted to see that others hate this pain-in-the-ass role model for other pain-in-the-asses that need validation of their pain-in-the-assness

Guess what I'll let you know a secret... me and my guy friends... all well known and very successful in SF all married European women... why? Because too many US women identified with these beeaaaches. We just wanted normal, smart gals that aren't a total pain-in-the-ass... this show has made it almost impossible to find since now women feel like it's okay to be that way (just like Paris Hilton has taught young girls it's okay to be a slut/whore... but for guys I guess this has been a bonus for us).

2:45 AM, October 21, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one!!! She is an embarrassing caricature of the most desperate single woman imaginable. For example, when she blames Aiden for still being upset that she cheated on him. Only someone as selfish as Carrie would manage to turn the situation around and make Aiden the bad guy.
Or when she goes off the deep end and throws the McDonalds at Big's TV screen. It's just so embarrassing because people seem to think that this is a true portrayal of what women think and what women want.

5:48 PM, November 09, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I agree with most of you.
Just remember that this character is fictional, and it is up to us WOMEN to follow that role model, or continue being who we really are in life.
Some people forget that the best things in life are free, and that being shallow like Carrie will only get them into debt, because a person who purchases items that are $500 and up should make a salary of 200k or more specially in NYC..so if you are one of these people, stop pretending!
remember that SHOES, & CLOTHES depreciate and don't mean anything to the rest of the world.
Men want smart woman, and if you marry a man that allows this behavior, he will be in trouble...

9:53 AM, November 12, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Night after night I was subjected to SATC, my GF insisted we watch it, and being the dutiful BF I went along...it is the single most painfully drawn out period of my life. Watching this nasty, self centered, selfish moron of a woman talk about feeeeeeeelings and just plainly ignore every one else so she can discuss her own shallow needs. I agree the character is clingy, degrading to women, and utterly disrespectful of her friends. How the show can be so popular based on this lead character amazes me, I dearly hope that women don't see her as a role model. She is everything in a woman that men detest. Grow old and die lonely you sad, pathetic whiner.

1:22 PM, November 12, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in fact....i hope that when cloverfield invaded NYC...he ate that shoe faced bitch first

1:23 PM, November 12, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so totally agree with you on this. Thanks!

1:43 AM, December 27, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing with Big v Aidan is that she traeats Aidan the nice guy like Big treated her? Slightly carelessly and often turning things around. Im not sure if shes supposed to represent the more feeling kind of woman- she certainly thinks she is but she writes as a journalist ie. analytical and closer to rational male thinking. Infact shes closer to a bloke than a sensuous woman or any woman for that matter.. And this is for that ANONYMOUS who says 'ur a bitter bitch' in the comments- have you seen her bow legged walk? shes got WARNING BUNNY BOILER PSYCHO with an aspiration for cool and SJP tries to develop carries character who is mostly sure of herself and when she's not its only in a likeable self effacing way or a Bridget Jones (falling on the runway) . We all know different- her character is totally obnoxiously wrapped up in her ideas of how she comes across- both to the other charaters and to the viewers. A very contrived personality to go with a very contrived image- and trying to disguise it in a big bubble of coulour, smiles and Chanel...doesnt work for me. If I was a bloke I wouldnt touch her with a barge pole..

3:29 PM, January 15, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree, she's dreadful. Totally and utterly self centred. Why does she only ever want to talk about her own problems? It's always big, big, big; even when the others are dealing with their own BIGGER problems. I love Sex and the City and the other girls, but Carrie is so wrapped up in herself and selfish- why DOES any man go near her?

6:50 AM, January 17, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to find this site....Love SATC, hate Carrie Bradshaw character! She is painfully self-obsessed and totally shallow. She treats her friends like crap - like persuading Miranda to take Steve to dinner with her and Aidan for support and then insisting that MIranda leave BEFORE DESSERT so that she make progress with Aidan. And when she demands Samantha immediately get out of the bath in their hotel room and move to a smaller room so that she can bring Big back. Arghhh! She infuriates me. Sick of how women rave about her and supposedly "identify" with her. I'd be ashamed to identify with that!!

9:17 AM, February 27, 2009

 
Anonymous renee said...

I love the show but can hardly STAND her, I see pretty much everything's already been said, but does anyone else hate the way she makes sarcastic 'funny' jokes while raising her eyebrows and doing that huge grin?

for instance. "if you're tired you take a napa, you don't move to napa!" not funny or clever.


i was going to leave my comment at that but i don't think it fully covers how aggravating she is. why is she so unintelligent? why does she think every single thing in the whole wide world revolves around her? what could big possibly see in her? she's just unbearable.

2:10 PM, March 02, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder, guys...you hate that character? Isn't Charlotte the whining one? (infantile one) With her wedding dreams and all that stuff..she's like spoilt little one. And that she has money and does not help her friend - what kind of friend is she?
Carrie is at least there for her friends. I love her...she has that creativity, introspection, self-reflection etc etc..
But you know, I am not from US, so maybe that is why my point of view is different. It's very possible that if I was from US I would had similar opinions..
In some points I agree btw: for me it is completely not clear how a columnist can earn such a money for SUCH a living...Alex

8:00 AM, March 07, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carrie Bradshaw is to relationships what Michael Vick is to dogs.

6:46 PM, March 09, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carrie Bradshaw is the most hypocritical person I have ever seen on TV or in real life.

Could someone please explain why, when she is seeing Aidan, it is perfectly OK for her to keep in contact with Big, but it is somehow wrong for Aidan to visit with a female bartender? I don't get that. There are other examples of her hypocrisy throughout the show too.

6:54 PM, March 09, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would you like it if you invited your significant other to your hand-built cabin for a getaway, and a few hours later, that person invited their ex?

GGRRRRRRR

6:56 PM, March 09, 2009

 
Blogger Jen said...

Hey everyone--I love all the new comments on this post! I had to laugh at the Michael Vick one (even though thinking about those poor dogs makes me sad). Renee--I did always hate the whole eyebrow raised thing. If you have to tell people it's a joke, it's not a good joke.

And Anon from March 7, I hate Carrie the most for 2 reasons. While all the women are caricatures (Miranda is a pessimist, Charlotte is an optimist and Samantha is a slut), Carrie is the main character. The show is based around her; she's the sun and the other women are her satellites. As the anchor for the show, we know the most about her and I dislike what is shown to us.

More importantly, she's a relationship writer. An immature, jealous, hypocritical, overemotional dater, she writes about how to date! Oh, the irony!

7:00 PM, March 09, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any of you have a facebook page, there is a group you can join called "I love Sex and the City but I Hate Carrie Bradshaw!"

11:53 AM, March 11, 2009

 
Anonymous Kristin said...

Nothing was worse than when she stormed in on Charlotte's place and demanded that she lend her the money for her apartment.

3:10 PM, March 13, 2009

 
Anonymous Kelsey said...

I'm so glad I found this blog! I love SATC, and identify with the supporting characters to some extent (they are all exaggerated personalities), but I hate Carrie.

I got so sick of her, and her talking about her, and her and Big. I yelled at the TV when she treated Aidan like crap. Like when she invited "sad" Big to Aidan's country house(WTF!!)...or when she sent Aidan to take care of Miranda, and when she finally went to see Miranda herself talked about her the whole time!

I am angered that some women want to emulate her. She's a self-centered, vain, everly-emotional fashion victim. Yes, fashion victim. Most women know that piling on designer items doesn't make a "cohesive" look.

P.S.- I was the only person that cheered in the movie when Big left her at the altar. I felt she got what she deserved for never learning.

11:34 AM, March 15, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason I don't hate Carrie is because I understand her. The whole point of this show is to demonstrate the complexities of relationships with other people and with ourselves.

Carrie is not perfect. She can be insecure, has a serious shopping addiction, and can be quite the self-centered whiner. Or in other words, just like the rest of us! The six seasons show Carrie, and the girls, growing and become more aware of how relationships function but they make the same mistakes that we do.

SATC has always been a curious balance of reality and fantasy. Sure Carrie is running around Manhattan in her Blahniks and Vuitton, but she's also having her heart broken countlessly and naively makes the same mistakes over and over again. She's HUMAN and unfortunately that means she can't be her most ideal self 100% of the time.

I thought one of the reasons the show was so successful was that if viewers was truly honestthey could find themselves relating to the girls during their worst times. I like to believe that we all have a little Carrie (and Miranda and Charlotte and Samantha) inside ALL of us!

=)

2:31 PM, March 24, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever noticed that:

1) When the four womens' attention is on CARRIE, she talks loudly and excitedly and her eyes get really big?

2) When the attention is taken off of CARRIE, she does whatever she can, as quickly as she can, to get the attention back on CARRIE?

3) When she realizes the attention is not going to be back on CARRIE, she gets up and leaves (suddenly it's time to go)?

9:40 AM, May 07, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Sarah Jessica Parker as bad as Carrie Bradshaw? Please tell me she is not and that she is just a really good actress.

9:43 AM, May 07, 2009

 
Anonymous Kendra said...

I also hate this character! I found she wasn't nearly as annoying in the first couple seasons as she became in the last few. At first she was cute and pretty and realistic (other than all of the things she could afford of course). But as time went on she got uglier inside and out. Someone above mentioned how she ALWAYS found a way to turn the conversation back to her insignificant problems, I HATED that. The worst episodes that showcased her selfishness were the karma episode and the "Face Girl" episode. In the karma episode she DID NOT CARE that she had ruined another woman's marriage, all she could think about was how it was affecting "her karma" and when Samantha dared try to get a word in about something in her own life Carrie rudely snapped "I don't know about your karma, I only know about my own karma!" I wanted throw a brick at her head. The one with the Face Girl was irritating also because she forced Samantha to go over to Miranda's to help her out while she herself could just have easily done it too! But no, all Carrie wanted to do was sit at home phoning everyone to blab ON AND ON about "the Face." SHUT UP CARRIE!

2:21 PM, June 02, 2009

 
Blogger Jen said...

I love everyone's comments! It's great to see how you found this post and why you hate Carrie too. Sorry about the spam comments--blogger isn't letting me delete them for some reason. Annoying.

3:52 PM, June 02, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a guy that's never really watched much SATC, though my girlfriend is a fan of it.. In seeing what few episodes I have and the movie as well I can safely say Carrie is a fucking moron. Either that, or she's a glutton for punishment. The way I understand it is this Big guy continues to fuck her over, yet she constantly comes running back to him over and over again? I can see why women would hate this character.

12:23 PM, June 05, 2009

 
Blogger Gillian Holroyd said...

the carrie-hate which radiates from this post, and all its comments, is glorious. i hate her so much. everything she does is annoying and self-centered.
i totally agree with what someone said about when she yells at charlotte for not giving her money, when i first saw SATC i thought we were MEANT to hate carrie, but then i realized no, no no, we're meant to love her? WHY!? for what reason?

10:40 AM, June 14, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's admit it. Everyone on this site is venting because we each have a Carrie Bradshaw in our lives that is a burr under our saddle. For some of us, it is a friends that constantly whines to us. For others of us, it is someone we date that can't stop thinking about their ex.

5:22 PM, July 22, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

urgh shes so irritating. I adore SATC but ever since the first time i saw it i always hoped tht the Carrie character wasn't based on a real person!
shes a total selfish bitch. she had a complete breakdown about big cos he was "oh so awful to her" and then she turned around and treated aidan exactly the same way as big treated her! And if i was big id fuck her over too. she was such a clingy ditz.
I no ppl will say tht the producers did all this to deliberately incite emotion so tht i would keep watching. but the only reason i ever watched was because of the 3 other characters. I hav the dvds and sometimes i fast forward carrie.!
PS. oh and i also hate all the lil poses she pulls!

6:38 AM, August 05, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! I am just wathing SATC, and i am so pissed off about Carrie! WTF?? Miranda has a baby and is all depresed, sad... but Carrie calles her, and talk about HER PROBLEMS. Carrie is the most selfish person i have ever seen. I HATE CARRIE BRADSHAW!!!!!!!!!

8:23 PM, September 20, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree. carrie bradshaw is the only character that makes me want to google"i hate carrie bradshawn". she is so ugly and annoying. the voice is bad and the scream is the worst. she is so faked and pretentious that she is constantly posing. the things she writes are just bullshit and non-logical. the angry eyebrows when she is arguing and the head-shaking when she is talking are also unstandable...god, i never hate anyone fictional and i don't even know so much. she is so over-exaggerated and hysterical. i feel sorry for her everytime she tries to make a big entrance. she is an embarrassing and sickening and ugly creature....i hate it....

12:23 AM, October 28, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I am so happy to find so many people who agree with me on this topic. After meeting so many people in high school and college who idolize Carrie Bradshaw, I decided to watch the series, and I just cannot understand why anyone admires her! And I know it is fiction, but how could anyone believe that a girl as self-centered and bitchy as this woman EVER have friends? I have witnessed her, throughout the course of the series, constantly belittle and mistreat her friends..

It's been mentioned before in these comments the incident where she freaked out on Charlotte for not offering money. Also, she whines to Miranda all of the time about her trivial problems but does not help or do favors for this friend unless she receives attention and consolation in return. And with Samantha, she is constantly insulting... I was so unnerved during the episode of her book release party when she all but forces Samantha to remove her veil, revealing the chemical peel irritation, and then not only does Carrie act disgusted and unsurpportive, she later tells Samantha to leave!! Even though Samantha risked public embarrassment JUST FOR HER.

Furthermore, the episode where she demands shoe retribution from her married-with-children friend, and the episode where Aiden buys her a BRAND-NEW-LAPTOP and she YELLS AT HIM was ridiculous!! It was the worst of all; why would you freak out on someone when you have just received such a thoughtful and expensive present!

It seems as though the writers want to portray her as someone who always needs attention and needs to be the victim. What a joke of a person, even if she is a fictional character.

How is it that all of the other characters, who despite their flaws are actually entertaining and interesting people who I could see myself getting along with, are not only friends with her, but consider her their BEST friend above each other.. They all call her when they're in trouble and risk so much for her, yet she seems like she cares more about herself than anything.

CARRIE BRADSHAW IS THE WORST.

7:02 AM, December 30, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh...my...God. Could not agree more. She is so so sooo annoying. I love the show but using her as a main character was (in my opinion)a BIG mistake. Everything about her annoys me. How she spends so much money on shoes and designer clothes, then complains when she realises she has no money. Doesn't understand why people buy instead of rent their apartments, obsesses over every little detail, has that annoying as hell scream. Whenever her friends go to her to talk about their problems, she turns it around to be about her. Look out for it, EVERY SINGLE TIME. Glad to know I'm not the only one who can't stand this pain in the ass.

9:02 AM, February 26, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg i hate carrie bradshaw soooo much too its unbearable to watch SATC without me cringing sometimes.

i love and hate the show, i love the ladies characters (minus Carrie) but i absolutely can't stand the acting, whats with miranda's awkwardness when she runs away or the way she carries herself is just so sloppy, the whole I'm a smart woman therefore i don't get laid is just so old, especially when she does not even attempt to improve her own appearance

the only character i can put up with is charlotte she seems the most normal and respectable, samantha is fine but her character is very underdeveloped and she always looks like an old pervert when she smiles

I HATE CARRIE, her acting her voice her face her clothings all scream trashy, most days she look like she was eaten and purged by a washing machine. notice when she meets a guy shes all coy and makes high pitch HUH? when shes reacting, it's all so fake and stupid bimbotic looking. or even when she struts and moves her shoulders and head into these poses as if people are taking pictures of her, i hate it, it looks stupid and ugly and SJP might think its sexy i find it very unsexy. then when shes with a guy she either cheats on them (as with Aidan) or lashes out on them because they can't give her what they want. she stalks Big to mass just because he doesnt think to introduce her to his mum yet. She's annoying and supposed to portray the stylish sex and dating master when really she often troll the city for new men, exposes her boobs and bra in public, lives in debt and in complete reliance on rich bfs to save her financial crisis.

SATC is supposed to be this empowering feminist show but it really degrades women in my opinion, we are not all as materialistic and sex driven as Carrie & Samantha is, the show is incredibly offensive and stupid, and the overuse of the word FABULOUS just makes me realise how unfabulous these women really are, its all a big joke.

8:45 PM, March 18, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here something fun to watch : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uqy_FMNaJ4

8:59 PM, March 18, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG..i hate her!!! i'm in love with the show but i can't stand carrie, she's always whining and just talks crap. She thinks she's so great but is just a pain.

9:49 AM, March 26, 2010

 
Anonymous KP said...

omg, i am also SO GLAD i'm not the only one!!! i started off watching SATC really enjoying it. i'm a uni student living in australia - carrie and her world was such a fun thing to escape to. but after a while...i started to question her. and then eventually downright dislike her. she freakin' annoys me! i hate it how the show seems to revolve around her being right all the time. whenever she gets into fights with miranda (and often her boy toys as well), i'm always on their side! because THEY are right, not her!

i hate how i don't have my fun escape anymore. watching SATC used to be such fun but i guess i'd rather have a mind than actually get sucked in by carrie's oh-so-seductive life.

1:28 PM, May 23, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She used to be a normal, insecure, growing up woman - then she sucked. I agree with all the posts. And remember when the went to Atlantic City because she felt they were drifting apart. I get that. But at a time when the other 3 were all going through major issues. I was done when Charlotte (who KNOWS what she wants in life) was telling Carrie she wanted the husband bit, etc, and Carrie just basically told her, well, it's not going to happen, and you'll only have your friends in the end and blew her off. Bitch. Earth to Carrie - if you don't support your friends, in the end you'll have no man AND NO FRIENDS!

11:41 AM, June 14, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh I'm glad I'm not the only one who google "I hate carrie bradshaw"! She is such a hypocrite, so whining and selfish. And what's up with all the little "I'm so cute" poses?? Especially the episode when she invited Big to Aidan's country house, really, I skipped most of the episode as I couldn't stand it. I wish I would just be there to slap her face. I really love the show but Carrie just annoys me so much!!!

11:17 AM, June 16, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone I know hates Carrie Bradshaw b/c she is so annoying. I'm a woman, and I could never be friends with her - someone who is only interested in/talks about herself. I hate the fact that my foreign friends who watch SATC think Carrie must be a typical American girl: really selfish!!!

11:17 PM, June 23, 2010

 
Blogger Yesi said...

Carrie is so needy! She won't get over it. Her life revolves around this douche bag. Pathetic.

3:18 PM, July 04, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do all realize that's the whole point. The character causes such deep reaction in one way or the other, it keeps us coming back for more. I will say, I hated the premise of the movie. Two years you're bored, you spent 6 years on an emotional seesaw with Big. I would think she'd be happy to have a calm and simple life. What the Aidan thing taught, she wasn't ready for a relationship, and she WANTED the man that kept slipping through her fingers. Aidan was filler. That was art imitating real life. And if she'd kept Aidan's ring like he suggested, she could've hocked her own instead of getting in her friends face about it. That thing annoyed me, her guilt made her hurt him. It wasn't enough that Natasha caught her leaving the house, she had to tell him. Being selfish was the reason she dated Aidan, he was a great guy, she figured after Big, she deserved one, even though, she didn't share his feelings really. The look on her face when she found the engagement ring, made me sick. But that's what keeps the franchise alive after all this time. We keep watching, and talking. I think most of us like the series more than the movies. The wedding movie, she allowed the event to balloon out of control. The giant glitzy wedding she secretly always wanted, got the best of her, (and we thought it was just a Charlotte thing). She forgot who she was marrying. He was; as the second movie showed, ready to settle down, and enjoy what he'd worked so hard for.

3:38 AM, September 02, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're ll incredibly delusional..you do know your fighting about a character in tv show right? Her character ISN'T REAL, haha.

1:15 AM, October 04, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will have to agree!! I absolutely loathe Carrie Bradshaw's character. The series is extremely well-written, you can connect to so many things but the main protagonist is just absolutely ridiculous! She's too self-involved, whiny and it amazes me how she has time to even obsess and go on and on about someone making a face at her!! She needs to grow up! I'm way younger than her in real life and may not know or face those things, but when I see her, I exactly know what I don't want to ever be..

4:08 AM, October 12, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I don't get it....not only is Carrie Bradshaw a TV character, but she's also a single woman who takes good care of herself. She chooses to stay single and not have children so that she may behave in the way she does. Now if she was a mother and still behaved in the way she does, THAT is selfish. I once heard the phrase, "If you don't take care of yourself, no one will take care of you." Carrie Bradshaw takes care of herself.
For those of you who are mad at her for asking Charlotte why she did not offer the money for the apartment downpayment, she did not demand the money from Charlotte, she merely asked why she didn't offer it. It is a valid question since both Miranda and Samantha quickly offered Carrie the money since they are such close friends, and "soulmates." Carrie wasn't wondering about the money so much as why Charlotte refused to be there for her in that way. Carrie just wanted to know what was going on with their friendship.
When she asked Miranda to leave with Steve at the restaurant so she can spend time with Aidan, there wasn't really much wrong with that either. First of all, its a TV show and if Carrie Bradshaw was completely unselfish, you all would be here complaining that she was a BORING character. Secondly, Miranda knew she was going to that dinner with Carrie so that Carrie could get closer to Aidan again and it would be an extremely awkward one-on-one forgiveness plea. Miranda went to that dinner in the service of a friend, and she is a very smart woman, so I'm sure she saw a question like, "Can you leave us alone so maybe I can have a shot at getting Aidan to be my boyfriend again?" coming.
Carrie isn't perfect, and I'm sure if I dissected all of your lives, you all are a bit selfish as well (and definitely judgemental and cynical.) Is it in human nature to take something that is meant for intertainment and enjoyment and complain it into submission? Judging from this blog...I guess so :(

11:17 PM, December 04, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry...didn't mean to misspell entertainment. A few typos..didn't spellcheck :(

11:20 PM, December 04, 2010

 
Anonymous MK said...

YES! She is amazingly egotistical. Her friends ALWAYS have bigger and more stressful problems going on in their lives but she skips over them like they're nothing to talk about some little 2 second voice mail big left her. Its honestly ridiculous and its the same thing over and over again in each episode. If her article was real, i dont know who would be stupid enough to read it. All her her conclusions at the end of an episode are about past vs. future? why cant she just live in the moment. I cant imagine young girls looking up to her. Not only is she extremely materialistic but shes also way too into herself. The thing that bothers me the most is that she thinks buying a new pair of shoes or getting a bigger closet will fix all of her problems.

4:40 AM, February 05, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im a big satc fan bt the carrie bradshaw character is a selfish narcissist who needs a slap! miranda is the only character who keeps it close to real

7:44 PM, February 08, 2011

 
OpenID butcher1932 said...

Carrie is crazy, and a little unstable. Entertaining to watch, but crazy, insecure, clingy, needy, whiny. But she's also loyal, brave and very good to her friends.

11:03 PM, February 11, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the show, but I can't stand Carrie. I've never identified with that character. Everything about her is annoying and superficial and so completely self absorbed and neurotic. I don't know, is her appeal supposed to be that she writes about a sex/relationship column and is completely clueless about men and relationships?? Miranda is the only reason to watch the show.

Like Scrubs. I enjoy the show sometimes, LOVE Dr. Cox & Jordan, but Elliot is so incredibly annoying I can't watch the episodes that focus on her. She makes me want to push her down a flight of stairs.

9:12 PM, February 16, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I COULDN'T AGREE WITH THIS ORIGINAL POST MORE!!!! I CANNOT STAND THE CHARACTER OF CARRIE AND THE REASON THAT THIS POSTER STATED ARE DEAD ON!!! I CANNOT FUCKING STAND THE BITCH AND SHE ISN'T AT ALL ATTRACTIVE BUT SEEMS TO THINK SHE IS!!! THAT, ON TOP OF THOSE OTHER "QUALITIES" LIKE WHINY, NEEDY, ETC.

IT'S THOSE QUALITIES THAT ADD TO HE PHYSICAL UNATTRACTIVENESS. If she didn't have those undesireable qualities, she'd be more attractie physcially as well.

8:17 PM, April 20, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found this via a Google search for "I hate Carrie Bradshaw", and it made my day. As the original poster said: "Who is this overly introspective, yet complelety shallow woman?". Brilliant :-)

5:09 AM, May 18, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually Googled "Carrie Bradshaw" is annoying. She went from delightfully fun and shallow to downright ugly and unbearable. After watching SATC 2 and watching how she treated "Big", I really wanted to shoot that heffer. Big brought her that dinner and she rolled her eyes demanding that they go to the Hollywood function. Newsflash you little horse-faced scumbag: "Big" has a real job that he works hard at and when he comes home, he wants to chill and watch television. She immediately jumps down his throat because she's mad that he wants to relax. She really has a lot of nerve. Whenever you have people doing internet searches about how much they hate you, you're hated!!!

12:43 AM, July 18, 2011

 
Anonymous Fresh Cabbage and Cheese said...

She's really ugly and has a face made for a taco shell.

12:44 AM, July 18, 2011

 
Anonymous KatefromOz said...

Does anyone else cringe when Carrie sticks Burger's Post-It note over Charlotte's engagement ring from Harry in 'The Post-It always sticks twice'?. Carrie is totally self-absorbed and insensitive to Charlotte in what should be a very happy moment for her friend...

3:57 PM, July 28, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you watched SATC2? In it, Carrie Bradshaw is a spoiled, selfish, promiscuous and stupid woman...thoroughly hateful.

12:57 PM, August 04, 2011

 
Blogger loopitaa said...

Carrie is a very selfish friend. exhibit A: the bullshit bagels. exhibit B: the yak yak yak about the face-girl. hello, your friend just had a child and is trying to balance newfound motherhood with a career. meanwhile you`re upset bc some broad you don`t even know thinks (rightly) that you`re an awful bitch for treating Aiden so badly. exhibit C: refusing to stop seeing the man you cheated on your boyfriend with. what the hell is thatÉ
exhibit D: standing up Miranda when Big makes veal. exhibit E: soooo many instances of turning conversations onto her own stupid ``problems`. argh.

1:42 AM, August 26, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember watching SATC in high school and thinking about what a jerk Big was to Carrie. I love the series and have them on DVD now that I'm in college.

After giving them another look I couldn't believe Carrie. Sure Big does some jerky things, but I can't think off the top of my head any time she actually tries to sit down with him and calmly discuss her issues with him. Big should have gotten the hint to run as far away as he could when they had their first couple times she freaks out. In season one, when she's upset that he's dating other women, even though she admits they never discussed be exclusive, she's upset. Instead of actually discussing it like a rational person, she's got to fall all over some guy she doesn't know at a bar, then call Big and taunt him. Then she drags his ass all the way out to the club she's at.
And in the episode when she thinks he's ashamed of her. "Secret Sex." She barges into his apartment in the middle of the night, drunk and pours herself another drink. She then proceeds to bitch.
And in one episodes she lets her issues fester so long inside of her that when she explodes she punches big in the face! He gets a black eye! Granted she had just been knocked out of bed and I would have been VERY upset myself, but it is NEVER okay to hit the person you are with. You shouldn't hit anyone, but could you imagine if it had been the other way around and Big had hit her? It doesn't matter if a man is bigger and stronger! Abuse is abuse! She actually says something along the lines of, "... and now I've hit you so I have to talk about it." NO! You should talk about your issues BEFORE it comes to violence.

I just get so frustrated with the sympathy she gets. Maybe if she handled your relationship like an adult, she'd deserve some sympathy. Actually if she acted like an adult she probably could realize he was just wrong for her. And she doesn't take care of herself. She can't even cook! $500 shoes and eating out for every meal? How?

12:19 AM, November 05, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine teaches psychology and uses SATC to illustrated psych disorders. All of the characters have problems, but Carrie is so narcissistic that her character's slight redeeming qualities are trumped.

5:33 PM, December 03, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this - I love SATC but she is starting to annoy me. I'm not going to repeat all your comments, but I have to add one thing - you can always see her nipples!

12:26 PM, December 27, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I first watched

5:22 AM, February 17, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate the way she eats and the way she licks her lips... Oh it is so disgusting. And she is so selfish and awful.. This page is awesome :)

6:11 PM, March 25, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, I thought I was the only one! I hadn't watched SATC for some time so I began watching the whole series again. I began watching season 4 and 5 (which are my fav). Now watching season 2, she's really getting on my nerves! She's hysterical and so self-centered! I begin to fear that I'll not be able to enjoy it anymore. How could it take me some time to figure that out?

12:24 PM, April 15, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else NOT feel sorry for her on her wedding day? First of all she's an annoying whiny dramatic bitch in the venue "Give me my phone, give me my phone!" (has annoying dramatic panic attack). People may feel bad for her when she gets out of the limo and confronts Big but I thought she looked like a complete fool when she was smacking him with her bouquet. Okay Carrie, you only made this whole wedding about you and now when Big realizes his uncertainty it's HIS fault. Oh, and the way she makes Aiden's bar opening (okay, and every situation ever) all about her. Agh she is so awful! Glad I found people who agree

9:23 AM, May 25, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad I found this post after Googling 'Carrie Bradshaw childish'.

Some reasons I hate CB:
~ The squealing. How many grown women actually *squeal* over good news/bad news/the fact that it starts raining
~ The clothes - midriff tops and hotpants? Really?
~ She goes to see Aidan when she decides she wants him back and literally RUNS AWAY when he (rightfully) yells at her
~ Having a hissy fit at Charlotte about not lending her the money. Umm, it has already been pointed out to you in this episode that you have spent $40K on shoes. How about selling some of those off? Not to mention clothes, bags, accessories...
~ Having a go at Miranda about not making time for their friendship on the way to Atlantic City. The woman just HAD A BABY! Of course she has different priorities now!
~ Inviting Big to Aidan's country place. Who does that?
~ Whinging to Petrovsky that he ignored her at his art show. Of course he was going to have to spend time with other people.
~ The fake panic attacks about her engagement to Aidan. Whatever
~ When she and Petrovsky are discussing Samantha's cancer. He is totally right to call her on being childish.

8:49 PM, June 03, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate is a strong word. Disrespect? Annoyed by the character of.. perhaps. I was a big SATC fan a decade ago, when, in retrospect, I would consider myself to be quite shallow and driven by obtaining status symbols, not unlike Carrie. However, I was 25, not 35. At 35, I have definitely grown out of that, and laugh at my dust-covered Manolos sitting at the back of my closet, while digging around for my Dansko clogs. I'm okay with knowing I'll probably never wiggle my way back into my size zero Pucci miniskirt, but smile at the memory of how I could barely make rent that month. I, too, made silly and immature relationship mistakes like Carrie.. but the difference is that at a wiser age, I can see clearly my wrongdoings, and know I would never go back to that level of immaturity.
Bottom line: the character of Carrie Bradshaw portrays a sadly immature-for-her-age woman who has a really hard time growing up. She is incapable of making mature decisions, and holds onto that 20-something mentality of living for today, and not thinking of the consequences. While her friends are all growing up around her, even Samantha (gasp!), she runs around like she's untouchable, and, like Peter Pan, will "never grow up".
The fact that she ultimately gets the guy and the ridiculously huge shoe closet in the end, only glorifies Carrie's lifestyle. But you can't really end a show with the main character, heroine, protagonist, filthy in a gutter, clinging to her last pair of Jimmy Choo's, now can you?
So, no, I don't hate Carrie, I just feel sorry for her. She's just a flawed human being, like the rest of us... with really uncomfortable shoes!

12:48 PM, June 04, 2012

 
Anonymous Bitches Be Trippin' Har said...

You.guys.are.crazy.she.is.fake. Lol get a life. Honestly though, you are ridiculous. Stop what you are doing. Evaluate yourself. You're weird if you are googling this shit.

10:41 PM, December 10, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha! I love that the comments are still going after so many years. I own all seasons of SATC on iTunes. I watched the show when it was current on HBO and I've since seen it a million times (I'm watching season 4 right now actually lol). Carrie is so damn selfish! She really is. She demands so much, emotionally, from the people around her.

My opinion of Carrie changed during season 3 with her affair to Big. That's when it hit me that she's not only flawed, but she's a hot mess. She isn't the type of person you could stand to be around much less aspire to become.

9:53 PM, February 10, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm am off on a snow day and watching old SATC episodes.. I cannot believe how ridiculous she is! I was an avid fan of the show when it was on HBO, I was in my 20's and went to clubs until 3 and spent all my money on shoes and clothes.... Now in my mid 30's I cannot imagine acting the way she does! The only episode that I have found amusing is the "30 and fabulous?" ha ha! I have opted for somthing more mature and changed it to Looney Tunes.

1:35 PM, February 22, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carrie Bradshaw is a gold digger! Exclam(ydi)ation point.

2:05 AM, April 02, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when a show about women is created and written by men. I can't stop watching though... it's like a train wreck.

9:37 PM, April 26, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap. I just watched season 2 after years and Carrie was such a complete bitch.
Thankyou !

btw,
Season:2, ep:13. Carrie sees a shrink, the same one as Gwyneth Paltrow:
CB:"what does she need a shrink for"
SB:" she suffers from high self esteem".

Some things never change.

9:00 AM, May 09, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to be Carrie Bradshaw - luvvv luvvvv luvvvv her hair - figure & fashion! Xo

9:38 AM, November 16, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know. I can't believe the nerve Carrie had to scold Charlotte for not offering to loan her money, to berate her for wearing the beautiful diamond ring from Trey, and then to actually take that ring from Charlotte for a loan. Aiden told Carrie he wanted her to keep the gorgeous diamond ring he gave her, but she said she couldn't and wouldn't feel right about keeping it. How then can she turn around and have no problem taking Charlotte's ring? Carrie is no real friend and what she did was low. For this and many other reasons I can't stand Carrie bradshaw.

2:50 PM, May 29, 2014

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlotte should have told Carrie to go to hell, especially since Big wrote her a check to cover the down payment, and Mirandaaand Samantha ooffered a loan. So how dare Carrie make Charlotte feel bad for not offering. Carrie is not my idea of a real friend.

5:40 PM, May 29, 2014

 
Anonymous vivian said...

Shut the F up. You're just as ignorant as Carrie.

5:51 PM, May 29, 2014

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just who Carrie is, a self-absorbed bitch.

5:54 PM, May 29, 2014

 
Anonymous Rich said...

When Carrie hit Big for accidentally pushing her out of bed, I wish he would have punched her lights out. She definitely wouldn't have ever made that mistake again. She acted like it was no nig deal (pun intended). So many times she should have gotten smacked or drug around by that mop she passes off as hair. She's just too haggy to get away with so much bullsh!t she dished out.

12:32 PM, May 30, 2014

 
Anonymous Rich said...

Sorry for the typo...it should read no big deal (pun intended).

12:35 PM, May 30, 2014

 
Anonymous Jeanne said...

You must be joking. Carrie is hideous with that long jaw and hair that looks like she got caught out in the rain and her hairdo flopped. She has an ugly body, starting with that gulley between her boobs. And fashion? You mean like the mismatched outfits that look like she found a bag of old clothes in an alley? She might have better luck in a thrift store.

12:45 PM, May 30, 2014

 
Anonymous Jeanne said...

I wish people would stop saying he left Carrie at the alter. She's the one who got out if the limo and started hitting Big withher bouquet. He needed to talk to her because he was having doubts and didn't want the big production she was going for. She didn't let him get a word in, so when she stormed off that was her doing, NOT Big's. Stop blaming him. BTW he should have never spoken to her again.

12:56 PM, May 30, 2014

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im obsessed with sex and the city but there are things about carrie that annoys me... I hated the way she treated adian and had the audasity to invite her ex to the cabin after she had done cheated on adian him before. carrie would have been mortified if adian had Did that to her. she broke his heart once begs him back only to break his heart again. then next time she runs into him on the street she blurts out she has a date. but then again just like in real life we always go for the challenge and put the nice guy last.. one episode that really annoyed me was the episode where adian took her back but was being distant to her and she caught him outside with the female bartenderand she screams I diapered your dog... it annoyed me how she kept saying "boyfriend". egery five minutes like a teenager would say. she does appear to be the most self absorbed of the four girls.. how many of you hated burger? Thats a whole other subject.. talk about whiny i hated his character more than anybodys character on the show.

3:50 PM, July 22, 2014

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the entire series of SATC years ago and absolutely loved it. However, upon a second viewing of the show a few years later, it was so painfully obvious in every single episode just how much of a bad friend Carrie is.

Carrie is selfish, irrational, self-centred, childish, vain, materialistic. She's needy and clingy and shallow. She spends all of her friend's time whining about her life (in her £500 dollar shoes and designer clothes), but usually just pokes fun at their problems (puns) and constantly judges them (that is if they manage to get a word in edgeways).

She wouldn't look twice at a man who wasn't gorgeous, but just expects that any man fall at her feet after a few witty exchanges.

All in all, Carrie is rather pathetic. She is constantly on the lookout for the next rich man to whisk her away on expensive dates to trendy restaurants and bars and pulls her (infuriatingly) childish face and throws a tantrum if she doesnt get her own way.

As for her long(ish) term boyfriends, Aiden was more than she ever deserved, and all she did was hurt him because she is somehow incapable of being with someone who actually really wants to make her happy (not enough time to discuss Big). carrie treats men like they're nothing. If any man treated her half as badly as she treats them, she'd be in the coffee shop for the next week/year moaning to her lovely friends about how awful her life is and how bad all of the men are.

Im so glad i've found lots of trends online of people noticing what Carrie is actually like, and I really hope any men who have seen the show know that Carrie is no representation of real women.

Despite this, I still love the show and the other characters, and a part of me still loves Carrie for what she is, but she truly is an awful friend.

8:30 AM, July 24, 2014

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carrie Bradshaw is the most self centered, idiotic, whiny, immature character ever written, and I cannot for the life of me understand why any woman would aspire to be her. All the other characters (even as the caricatures they are) have at least one redeeming quality. Not Carrie. Not. One. Damn. Quality. How a woman with so little interest in anything but herself and the sound of her own whiny voice, managed to make one friend is amazing, let alone three! How big of a selfish, stupid slag is she? Let me count (just a very few) of the ways:1.) I just keep recalling the time that Samantha is sitting there getting chemo literally, and all Carrie can do is blabber on and on about her problems. 2.) Because she consistently makes terrible decisions (i e. selling her apartment to a boyfriend she cheated on and treated like crap) she felt the need to get pissed at Charlotte for not giving her money to buy it back, like it's Charlotte's job to pay for her awful decisions. Charlotte should have told that bitt to start selling those shoes she spent all her money on along with some of that azz she was giving away to every dude walking by for free! 3.)She aided the man who treats her like crap in cheating on his wife after basically stalking the poor woman, and THEN caused said wife to fall down the stairs and bust her teeth out while chasing that vapid, skinny, bowlegged heaux out of her house! Gurl, BYE! Perhaps the biggest problem I have with Carrie (other than her GOD AWFUL puns) is that she just doesn't learn. Ever. Even in the movie, after ten years of being strung along by this same dude, she 1.)Sells her apartment...again after 2.)pretty much twisting Big's arm into marrying her. I just want to be like "Look girl, if he hasn't even broached the topic of marriage in 10 years time, then HE IS NOT GOING TO! And if he does, you need to be giving some major thought as to why now and what changed. In Carrie's case, not a damn thing had changed from the ten years prior. She was still the same vapid, idiotic, childish woman, making the same terrible decisions. And she was shocked Big stood her up at the alter why exactly?! Come on girl! You ought to at the very least know this dude's M.O. after TEN DAMN YEARS! Not the brightest crayon in the box that Carrie Bradshaw. It's easy to paint Big as all at fault but seriously, would YOU want to marry a not too bright girl, that might be a good lay, that was so self centered that she wouldn't even take your feelings into consideration when you tried to talk to her the night before you were to be married? Probably not. The truth is Big didn't ask to marry her in the past 10 years because he knew he could string her along forever because she was too dumb to figure out that their relationship was going nowhere. At the very least it had hit a plateau. Carrie Bradshaw has so many other issues that I'd have to quit my job to list them all, but unlike her, I wouldn't expect my friends to pay my bills if I did! Yes, Miss Bradshaw needed to have several seats.

11:05 PM, March 04, 2015

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh god, where do i start lol, i was a 20 something who marveled at this show myself. although now im thinking it was more about NYC than these women. i found the characters, interesting at the time, now hmm they mostly seem vapid shallow and oversexed, its amazing how they only ended up with Chlamidyia and crabs honestly. Carrie is just sover the top m ost of the time, completely too self aware and focused on her latest man dilemma, i was happy how around season 3/4 they stopped focusing so much on the men but other aspects of the character's life. it was so dissapointing to see how Carrie thought that since Aidan didnt want to fuck her after a week that he wasn't interested!!? really, a week goes by and you feel you HAVE to hop in bed with a stranger. sex was just really too casual on the show especially first 3 seasons. The recap lunches/ brunches got to be annoying too where she went on and on about what happened and would make those stupid little jokes.

Carrie also got less attractive as the show went on, more desperate, more mopey, crazy whatever you wanna call it, if a man didn't pay her attention did you notice how her whole mood soured? when one came around she would beam all 50 or so of her teeth , so annoying and sad, i hated how she flirted. so much of who she is was all focused on what man was paying her any attention, that vogue guy was right, she had some serious daddy issues. not to say that most of us don't have issues but .. it was painful to watch over the course of 4 years.

The whole Big thing was pretty interesting too, any rational,sane man probably would run too, Big truly didn't treat her as horrible as she made it out to be, she justs reacted to everything he did with her over the top emotion and insecurity. Not to say that i was crazy about him either. Petrovsky was about as dull as dishwater and i suspect that relationship happened bcs Carrie just wanted to be with someone.

12:14 PM, October 20, 2015

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She didnt whine about mr Big????
Seriously????

All she ever did was whine, and bitch and cry and sob and jump up and down like a brat about him constantly. She demanded to know if she were the one after a few dates - oh come on carrie!! stupid, selfish, inconsiderate bitch what she is and shes a baaaaaaad writer & friend.

11:51 AM, March 10, 2017

 

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