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.
Aidan is more traditional and patient about relationships than many of Carrie's other love interests and for a while they are happy together.
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.
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.
A member of the New York glitterati, she is a club/bar/restaurant staple known for her unique fashion sense, who lives in a studio apartment in an Upper East Side brownstone.
Despite their age difference, he sweeps her off her feet with huge romantic gestures and shows her the foreign pockets of New York she has never seen before.