June 6th, 1998. The number one song in the U.S. was “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica. The number one movie was Godzilla. On TV, Geraldo signed off after over a decade of throwing chairs and breaking noses. The Cartoon Network had debuted a new show named Sailor Moon a few days earlier … and HBO was about to debut a show that would provide years of entertainment and water cooler talk for women and gay men all over the world … Arliss.
Oh wait, it was Sex And The City.
Through six seasons, we followed the romantic travails of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, their peripheral gay BFF’s Stanford and Anthony, and the many men they loved, hated, or just wanted to bed.
If there’s one thing the show knew how to do well, it was provide male eye candy, and there were many familiar names that came and went (literally) during the show’s run. Let’s take a look at 15 of the hottest guys to show up. Some were long-term relationships, others were one-night stands, but they all provided a sweet distraction.
Victor Webster appeared on the first episode of Season Six as a stockbroker who moves into Samantha’s building in the meat-packing district. Before long, there’s some hot … insider trading going on.
John Corbett starred for 22 episodes as Aidan, Carrie’s runner-up soul mate. Infinitely patient, he suffered through Carrie’s cheating, her inability to bake an edible apple pie, and her ACTUAL ALLERGIC REACTION at the thought of getting married.
Blair Underwood played Dr. Robert, Miranda’s last relationship before she and baby daddy Steve renewed their love. Miranda was hoping her affair with Robert would mirror the fake Brit soap Jules and Mimi, but it sadly ended with hurt feelings, and for Steve, questions of … inadequacy.
David Eigenberg played Steve, Miranda’s true love. Starting out as a broke bartender, he eventually bought his own bar with Aidan, leading to awkward moments when Aidan and Carrie broke up. Steve would eventually have an affair in the second SATC movie because Miranda forgot to get a bikini wax.
In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-him moment, Eddie MCClintock starred as “Guy By Pool” in the 13th episode of Season Three. He tried to bum a cigarette from a sad and lonely Carrie, but his advances were rebuffed. Carrie would instead hook up with Vince Vaughn, because Carrie is an idiot.