Friday, February 29, 2008

I Heart Aidan Shaw

First, a confession. I watch Sex in the City. Okay. So that's not the whole of it. I am a Sex in the City fan. I know. That’s a shocker considering I’m a straight-laced Mormon girl who is small-town celibate and probably will be for years to come (ouch!). But I watch the reruns (edited, of course) on TBS and feel like Carrie Bradshaw is my best friend. Go ahead—roll your eyes. But can you blame me? I have no social life (no offense, guys. My virtual social life is booming but my real social life is on the skids).

And I love Aidan Shaw. LOVE. HIM. Would marry him if he were real. And liked me. Enough to propose.

For those of you who are unfamiliar—Carrie, amidst all her Mr. Big angst, dates Aidan Shaw twice. And breaks his heart twice. Each time she does I cry out (as if in slow motion), “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.” And then, “Come to mama, Aidan …” (Leave it to me to crush on a fictional character…)

Tonight, after watching yet another episode where Aidan swoons over Carrie, I begin to Google and my visions of Aidan become somewhat cloudy.

I submit to you, exhibit A. John Corbett as Aidan Shaw.

Sexy, no? Not only is the man good looking, but he’s a carpenter with his own furniture store. He’s also compassionate and ready to commit. (Carrie Bradshaw, what’s wrong with you?).

But alas, the fantasy had to end sometime. I submit to you, exhibit B. John Corbett as country singer John Corbett (notice the sideburns).


Not too bad, I guess. It’s a little reminiscent of his initial Sex in the City debut. That and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but I can handle it.

But then I had to stumble on exhibit C. John Corbett as John Corbett looking like Johnny Cash.


I have nothing against Johnny Cash, but Aidan? Where did you go?

Curse you, Google!

20 comments:

Rosie said...

YOu cracked me up! I haven't ever watched SIC but I love Aidan also! Do you remember a show called Northern Exposure? He was the sweet guy on it also. Big Fat greek Wedding is still as funny!

Are you starting to thaw at all in I.F.? My Mom sure isn't in St. Anthony!

Anonymous said...

can't stand Aidan! LOVE Big!

shauna said...

Anonymous, I have to admit, I like Big because Carrie likes Big. But if I could have chosen for her, I would have picked Aidan. I love an underdog (although Aidan is no dog...)

Casdok said...

Great post! Made me chuckle!

Tola said...

Chris-in-the-Morning on Northern Exposure! he was so much cooler than the stupid doctor, thats for sure.

Feener said...

i too loved aidan...but that photo puts a damper on it all.

RachelT said...

Oh I love him too. I got hooked on those reruns while I was pregnant, but now that I have seen ALL OF THEM, I no longer watch. This storyline was awesome with him and I would have SO chosen him over BIG!

Eileen said...

I loved him on Nothern Exposure! He is such a great actor. This is too funny. I will say, he can pull off many "looks," but I'm not loving that Johnny Cash look (and I lived in Nashville).
XOXO

Gustogirl said...

I have never really watched this show, so I don't know the difference, but nowadays I always find myself cheering for the good/respectable/honest guy over the sweep you off your feet for the moment guy. The dependable guy will be the one to take out the garbage when it is full! That last a lot longer.

pinkmorning said...

love Aiden, love Sex and the City!!

Janice said...

LOL-

I love Aidan Shaw too- I am also cathing the reruns of Sex in the City in TBS and I love it. Mmmmmmm he is yummy.

Life As I Know It said...

I watch the sex in the city reruns on tbs too!

Uh, what was he thinking in that johnny cash lookalike pic. Yikes!

JaniceNW said...

I'm with you. She's back in her nook. She doesn't deserve him.

Karen said...

Ha! He went the same place they all go.

MELODRAMA MAMA said...

It is always a relief to find out that other 'good mormon girls' watch this show. I am ALL for Aidan over BIG. Thank goodness TBS helps me keep up with my TV watching in the night time hours!

Spammon said...

meh...Aidan is a plug. :)

Tari said...

Aww Aidan! Where did you go. I'm with you Sex in the City is great. I haven't watched it for years, there's never really been a good time when kids weren't in the room. But hey now I have DVR I might have to go set it to record.
Thanks Shauna!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

In my newly condensed memoir of only 120 pages, THREE are about Aiden and Carrie! LOVE Aiden! LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE SATC!!!!!!

Kapuananiokalaniakea said...

SO funny! I screamed at Carrie too. She must have seen the Johnny Cash get-up!

Nina said...

I cried so hard when he went, well, I cried twice. When he left for the first and the second time. I'm so in love with Aidan, although he's fictional. Stupid me.