We say goodbye (for now, we hope) to The Carrie Diaries as last night’s episode “Kiss Yesterday Goodbye” marks the end of a season—and what an ending it was.
The season finale was full of relationship drama, both of the romantic and friendship variety. Everyone is looking fowards to prom and their following summer vacations: Carrie and Walt hope to spend it in the city, Maggie hopes not to spend it alone, and Sebastian hopes to spend it with Carrie. Too bad we can’t always get what we want.
When a secret spills, Carrie turns her back on Maggie and Sebastian, who end up turning to one another. Needless to say, it ends in disaster. In happier news, Dorrit and her boyfriend are going strong—so strong that Dorrit thinks she’s ready to take the next step. Girl, relax! You’re are 15. Mouse and West have also hit a road block towards happy relationship-ville because they can’t go to prom together thanks to her parents’ expectations—or so she thinks.
This finale is full of twists, turns and so many Kyydshaw break ups and reconciliations that you’ll feel dizzy trying to keep up. Fingers crossed for a second season.
Sebastian and Carrie – on again/ off again
The newly separated couple can’t seem to stay away from each other.Sebastian pays Carrie a visit, kind words are exchanged, and the pair decide to give it another shot. There was a very sweet “I love you” on Carrie’s end this time around. It was probably the cutest Kyddshaw moment yet. Just when things start looking up, Carrie finds out that Sebastian was holding out on some important information on her dad. She feels betrayed, decides yet again that their relationship isn’t working out, and breaks up with Sebastian for the second time.
Carrie finds out her dad is dating
The jig is up for Tom Bradshaw after dating around the whole season. Poor Carrie has to figure out how to deal with her father’s new romantic life. Unsurprisingly, she doesn’t take it too lightly. Still (in true Carrie fashion) after rationalizing, she realizes that her dad is lonely and having someone does not mean he has forgotten about her mother or that he has completely come to terms with her death – it just means he’s moving forward.
Maggie Outs Walt
“A First Time For Everything,” is an appropriate title for this week’s episode as it revolves around first times, specifically, Dorrit’s and Carrie’s.
Carrie is ready to take the next step with Sebastian, and she wants it all to be perfect. She plans a night out on the town for her and Sebastian but everything goes horribly wrong. She expected to say her first “I love you” and have sex for the first time, but all she ends up getting is her first heart break. Miller, Dorrit’s new boyfriend, expands her mind by giving her music and books that change the way she looks at life. He makes her feel complex and deep, so naturally Dorrit feels that she is ready to take the next step with him.
This episode uses the launch party for Madonna’s Material Girl tour as a plot point and as you would expect, the soundtrack for this episode is exclusively Madonna and covers of her songs. Bonus: we also get a little “insight” into her famous hit, “Like a Virgin.”
Here are the 10 things you missed on last nights Carrie Diaries
1) Sebastian says I love you
Sebastian says “I love you,” to which Carrie replies with “let’s have sex.” Always the perfectionist, Carrie waits for the right moment to say it back – but it doesn’t come soon enough.
2) Mr. Bradshaw is dating
With both his daughters away, Mr., Bradshaw makes some plans of his own with his new girlfriend. The pair hit a rough patch when they fight about having sex when her son is still home (he found this out the hard way) but by the end of the episode the issue is resolved. We’re still waiting for the girls to find out he is dating because Mr. Bradshaw’s sleeping around is getting predictable.
3) Carrie in yellow
I generally hate yellow because, let’s be honest, who looks good in it? Apparently, AnnaSophia Robb does. This outfit stood out the most to me this episode amongst all the sparkly madonna-esque outfits.
4) “Material Girl” launch party
On this week’s Identity Crisis ” episode of the Carrie Diaries, Carrie takes on a different identity as she pretends to be Larissa in order to pick up an important package.
Mouse takes on the personal identity of an authority figure as she tries to spearhead the basketball team.Meanwhile, Maggie spends the episode trying to get a fake I.D. Walt struggles with his own personal identity as he is becoming increasingly aware that he is not who he thought he was. Even Carrie’s dad struggles with his identity as he attends yoga in attempt to become at peace with himself and relieve himself of his tensions.
There’s a whole lot of self-discovery that happens as the gang learns that sometimes you need to accept change especially and also learn how to change because no one is better at being you, than yourself. The Carrie Diaries: an afternoon special featuring sexual innuendos as per usual.
Maggie wants a fake I.D.
The legal drinking age went up to 21, and now Maggie needs a new fake I.D. Luckily for her, Sebastian gives her a hand and by the end of the episode, Maggie has her shiny new card. I feel like this card will get Maggie into trouble sooner or later.
Carrie needs to deliver a package
It’s spring break and Carrie is going to be at Interview all week. She is striving to impress Larissa in hopes that she will be hired for a paid job for the summer. Carrie embarks on a crazy journey as she tries to deliver a package to pop artist Andy Warhol himself.
Sebastian and his mom
Sebastian’s mom is back. Now, not only is she back, but she’s showing up at Sebastian’s high school to unload her burdens on him, and vent about her fighting and love making with his father. Um, ew. Awkward. By the end of the episode, after a heart to heart with Maggie, Sebastian realizes that his parents are better off divorced. They’re a toxic pair and whose relationship is starting to negatively affect Sebastian’s life. Sebastian bravely tells his mom his feelings and she finally realizes that he’s her son, not her therapist whom she can unburden her feelings on. It’s nice to see Sebastian stick up for himself in an assertive way.
Mouse and her master plan for the basketball team
Mouse is now the manager of the basketball team and she has a pass to prove it. Unfortunately, the members of the team are uninspired and can’t seem to work together. She purposely pushes the members too far, causing them to collectively hate her, and fire her. Mouse’s plan works out as under a new banner of mutual hate for her, the team comes finally comes together to play much better. Mouse explains this plan to Thomas West, who is impressed with her scheming and tells her that he’ll miss her. Can these two please just get together already? I’m dying over here.
Carrie pretends to be Larissa
Carrie has to pretend to be Larissa in order to pick up an important, but her change in identity results in an awkward meeting with the girlfriend of the man Larissa is currently sleeping with. Carrie almost gets killed by the guys psycho ex-girlfriend, but makes it out alive all while in a thousand dollar outfit. Did I mention the company she is picking up the package from wants to bribe “Larissa” into featuring an article about their new line by giving her some swag? This is what heaven must look like.
Carrie’s dad and the gum chewer
Carrie’s father has a lot of stress in his life, so he takes up yoga to let loose a little bit. He ends up sitting beside a very attractive but loud gum chewer. After he apologizes for screaming at her about her chewing in front of the yoga class, he ends up in a make out session with her in his car. Mr. Bradshaw sure gets around. When will he daughters find out he’s been dating? I’m impatiently waiting for their reactions. Oh, and Sebastian and Maggie witnessed the car hanky panky. Awkward.
Maggie’s infinity scarf
I’ll say it once, and I’ll say it again, were infinity scarfs in style in the 80′s? While I sometimes question the authenticity of the wardrobe on this show, I do wish I had most items in my closet. This scarf is really unique and combines knit and floral. I’d buy it.
Maggie’s block sweaters
Not sure how these colours work together, but they just do. Maggie’s closet is just full of comfy sweaters, and I’m jealous.
Walt and Bennett
This is my favourite story line because it’s the only one that has lasted more than one episode. Walt and his progression to acceptance plummeted when Bennett kissed him, but then take a turn for the better after he came clean to Donna about his confusion regarding his sexuality. In this episode, Walt goes to the city to have lunch with Carrie, but ends up having lunch with Bennett instead. When Bennett gets caught up with talking to another guy, Walt gets unsurprisingly jealous. Of course, Walt doesn’t understand what those feelings really mean. Does he like Bennett? Is that a bad thing?
Walt opens up to Carrie
This is the moment I have been waiting for: the moment when Walt has a heart to heart with Carrie about who he is. Carrie catches on that Walt isn’t pleased after Bennett’s attention is averted, and starts asking questions. Walt and Carrie discuss his maybe-kind of- definite crush on Bennett, and Carrie reassures Walt that he has nothing to be ashamed of. She tells him that she doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay. Being gay can’t be bad if that’s what Walt is, because Walt is an amazing person. I like that thought process. This was a really sweet part of the episode, and I am so excited to see how Walt’s relationship grows with both Bennet and Carrie after this episode.
Women go through serious pain to become “beautiful.” We pluck, wax, diet and trim, all for the sake of beauty. Naturally, females rage about this all the time while men can literally put on anything and look half-decent.
While all this is true, and I agree its painful to see guys who have prettier hair than me, no on can deny what it’s like to see a guy who’s regularly well dressed. Basically, guys who dont live in over sized hoodies and sweats, and in actual effort.
Outside of the #menswear crowd, these men typically live in a fictional universe. Male TV characters wear the greatest sweaters and a lot of them seem to have an abundance of well-fitting suits.
Men in suits. Let’s not get into that shall we? Words do not express the effect of men in suits.
Okay, I am guilty of being melodramatic. Yes, there are guys in the world who do care about their appearance, but its always more fun to live in a fictional world where almost all guys are impeccably dressed.
Read below the 25 best dressed male characters on tv
Sebastian Kydd (The Carrie Diaries)
Sebastian always layers plaid and leather. His fashion sense seems a little advanced for his time, but it’s perfect nevertheless.
Blaine Anderson (Glee)
The bow-tie days are over. Everything Blaine Anderson wears is either too short or too tight, but he works it like no other. I also love his multitude of brightly coloured pants.
Kurt Hummel (Glee)
Kurt Hummel has the greatest, most extensive collection of perfect scarves, jackets, and dress shirts.
Damon Salvatore ( The Vampire Diaries)
In most shows, one of the main characters has siblings or the main characters are a group of siblings. The interaction between a character and their sibling is crucial in television because it’s one of the most important relationships a person can have.
Siblings are typically the opposite of one another personality wise and this is one of the most realistic things television and film can convey. But when push comes to shove they are there for one another. Siblings go through hell and back to protect one another and these relationships are always the most heartwarming to see unfold on your screen. I don’t believe anyone who says they haven’t done something out of your comfort zone for your sibling or haven’t done something ridiculous to protect their integrity. Your sibling is that person who you would do anything for, and is the only one who you know will forgive you for doing lousy things.
There is no bond quite like the one between siblings, and to see these bonds on screen always makes for both hilarious and sweet moments.
HERE ARE THE 11 BEST SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS ON TELEVISION
Zack & Cody (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody)
Our favourite disney channel twins were always getting into mischief even though the hotel’s manager, Mr. Moseby, caught them every time. While these brothers could not be any more different, when the times got tough they were always there to stick up for one another and help each other out.
Cory & Eric (Boy Meets World)
These brothers rarely see eye to eye. Even though their age difference makes it uncool for the two to spend much time together, and Eric doesn’t always come through for Cory, the two have always had each other’s backs. The high school advice Eric gives to Cory may be a bit misguided, you can’t say he didn’t try to help out his little brother.
Phineas & Ferb (Phineas & Ferb)
These step brothers are able to accomplish amazing things together. These two child geniuses have spent almost every day of their summer vacation coming out with insane inventions, which their sister Candace is always trying to bust them for. Luckily, Candace is never successful as their inventions disappear just before their mom can see what they’re really up to.
Carrie & Dorrit (The Carrie Diaries)
One is a preppy writer while the other is a rebellious punk. The sisters are black and white, but the older Carrie is always willing to go to the moon and back to protect Dorrit. Dorrit may not show affection often, but her small gestures (like making Carrie a birthday mix tape) assure us that these two siblings love each other very much even if they don’t like to admit it.
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It’s Carrie’s birthday on this week’s episode of The Carrie Diaries (“The Long and Winding Road not Taken”). Instead of having a small get-together like she wanted, it seems like Carrie and all her friends have prior commitments. Mouse embarks on a mission to get a reccomendation from a Harvard alum and once agains endes up going head to dead with jock Thomas West. Maggie resolves things with Walt, but not in the way she wanted too, while Carrie takes care of Sebastian instead of networking an Interview party. Carrie’s birthday ends up being a non-event, as everyone has their own mission to accomplish. I think the mot successful at accomplishing their goals this episode is Walt who bumps into Bennet at the Interview party and it seems to go much more smoothly then their last interaction (is that really some acceptance we are starting to see?). Doritt also passes a new benchmark as she gets her first kiss after she attempts to shoplift. Some punishment…
This episode ended with a belated birthday celebration, first kisses, friendships resolved, relationships evolving, and a credit card.
1) Carrie and Sebastian
The two love birds are chirping…all around school. Carrie and Sebastian are getting hot and heavy. The two make-out all around school which result in an annoyed Donna and chapped lips for Carrie. Carrie’s friends tell her that she will definitely be losing her virginity to him soon. It doesn’t happen in this episode but can this be considered as foreshadowing?
2) Happy Birthday Carrie
It’s Carrie’s birthday, and all she wants is a get together with her family and closest friends. Unfortunately, that’s not what she gets. When Larissa asks for her to work an Interview party, Carrie is too scared to tell her that it’s her birthday.
3) Walt and Maggie resolve things
This week on The Carrie Diaries in “The Great Unknown,” Carrie is banned from Manhattan, Dorit runs away, Mouse competes, and Walt rejects Donna.
Thats a lot all in one episode.
To sum it up, Carrie finds herself at odds with her relationship with Sebastian. It’s escalating quickly and that scares her. Another thing that scares her is having Dorit run away to Manhattan when she’s supposed to be watching her. While Carrie deals with her hectic life and her inability to intern at Interview, Mouse is in over her head. When overacheiver Mouse realizes she is just number two in the school, she challenges the person currently occupying number one position to a rubics cube competition. Standard Mouse. Meanwhile, both Dorit and Donna try to take charge of their lives. So much drama, so much chaos, but naturally the episode ends with everyone happy.
I love that about The Carrie Diaries. In the end, everyone is happy and Carrie wraps up the episode with some profound words about life.
Here are the ten major things you missed on “The Great Unknown”
1) Carrie and Sebastian are moving fast
Carrie and Sebastian’s relationship seems to have sky rocketed since the last episode. They are making out in the diner and seeing each other frequently. Of course, Carrie has to psychoanalyze everything, so the fact their relationship is going so well only means disaster. Carrie starts freaking out because what happens if everything they have comes to a screeching halt?
2) Carrie’s father and the aerobics teacher
An aerobics teacher in the city has her sights set on Mr. Bradshaw, and in typical Bradshaw family tradition he thinks way too much about it. He battles morally with whether or not he should pursue a physical relationship with this woman who is practically throwing herself at him. Wow, Mr. Bradshaw. You have a hard life. He eventually comes to his senses and gives in. I wonder if his daughters will find out about their father’s activities. Hmmm…
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In last night’s The Carrie Diaries “Hush Hush” episode, keeping secrets was the theme. Maggie was left with anticipation of if and when Donna will expose her secrets to Walt while at the same time, Carrie weaves her web of lies revolving around her life in the city. You know what they say, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.
Sometimes its hard living two lives and in this episode, Carrie finally gets tangled in her web. Still, Carrie isn’t totally punished. This episode has only good things in store for her and the one and only, Mr. Sebastian Kydd. Looks like life isn’t all bad for Carrie Bradshaw. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for poor Maggie but at least we all know she isn’t the only one in her relationship keeping hefty secrets.
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This week’s episode of The Carrie Diaries focuses on getting all caught up in relationship drama. The relationships up on the judging block this week are: Maggie and her hot police officer, Dorit and her dad, Carrie and George/Sebastian (yikes!), and Mouse and Seth. This episode addresses how to make relationships work, how you need to be strong, when relationships just stop working, and what to do you are trapped between two boys.
This week, Maggie learns that you need to be honest, and after a heart to heart with Carrie she realizes that she needs to be truthful with Walt – funny, I think Walt should be truthful with her and himself, but that’s another story. Carrie makes the mistake of trying to get rid of feelings for Sebastian by throwing herself into a relationship with George which, unsurprisingly, ends in heartbreak.
Here are the 10 biggest moments you missed on last nights episode of The Carrie Diaries
1) Carrie Gets “Caught”
Although Carrie is very happy with George thus far, she can’t deny the spark that still exists between her and Sebastian, especially after Thanksgiving. The two are still as flirty as before, regardless their respective romantic attachments. With two cute guys wrapped around her finger, what’s Carrie to do?
2) Mouse gets a B+
Mouse never gets less than an A+ so getting a B+ rattles her. Stereotype much? She flips out and decides it’s because she is spending too much time with Seth. She decides to take on an extra credit assignment to compensate for her “failure.”
3) Dorit’s closet
Dorit’s wardrobe get’s better and better. It seems to be packed with cute, cozy sweaters that can be worn over anything. This bunny sweater is surprisingly not tacky and very cute. Dorit, like me, seems to have quite a thing for knits.
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In “Dangerous Territory,” Carrie finds herself on someone else’s turf. She takes a trip into the city for a night with the elite, and finds that she doesn’t quite fit in. This makes her question her new cutie who is part of this world. Carrie’s friends both embark on their own personal dangerous territory. Mouse with the help of Walt tries to educate herself on sex, while Maggie tries to mark her territory – the diner. As usual the group of friends find themselves in sticky situations, but find themselves learning a little something about who they are, and life itself.
1) Outfit of the episode
Normally I am very taken by Carrie’s spunky blazers and cute skirts, but I LOVED this sweater. It’s so simple and Carrie wore it very well with a chunky necklace. I seriously love the costume director for this show, they always put AnnaSophia Robb in the greatest outfits.
2) Carrie has her driving test
The episode starts off with a very confident Carrie at the wheel. She has clearly been prepping herself for the test, and she’s ready to show off her parallel parking skills – but she doesn’t check her blind spot. In this situation, her blind spot is Sebastian Kydd. When Carrie see’s Donna and Sebastian kissing in her rearview mirror, Carrie’s parking test ends terribly. Luckily she is permitted to take it again at a later date.
3) The confrontation
After failing her driving test, Carrie marches right up to Sebastian who confirms that he is dating Donna. Carrie pretends that it doesn’t hurt her, and says she would think it’s pathetic if he hadn’t moved on from whatever they had. In fact, Carrie has moved on – she’s seeing someone as well! Cue Carrie calling the cute new guy she met at work.
4) The New Guy
In typical teenage fashion, Carrie clumsily bumps into George, the son of Manhattan elite’s. George is quickly taken by Carrie, and invites her his mothers fancy Gala. She initially says no, but after her confrontation with Sebastian she accepts the invite.
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Now that Gossip Girl is over, are you wondering where you’ll get your weekly T.V. fashion fix? The end of Gossip Girl has left a big fashion hole in the land of television so we’ll be going through a couple of options for you to try. Some of these shows might fill the void, but only time will tell.
The Carrie Diaries
This is the most likely successor to fill the space Gossip Girl has left on our T.V. schedules. Probably because Gossip Girl was the show that succeeded the fashionable and iconic Sex and the City. So with The Carrie Diaries being a prequel to SATC, this new show has all the elements of being your new T.V. fashion fix. As viewers we’ll get to witness the young Carrie Bradshaw (played by the excellent AnnaSophia Robb) discover her voice and love of fashion and we’ll get to see how she became the style icon that we know and love (i.e. Sarah Jessica Parker).
Pros: Fun 80s fashion and a glimpse of a wilder, funkier, and grittier New York City that is long gone. Plus Carrie Bradshaw is back in our lives!
Cons: NYC = fashion and the city was a character in itself for SATC and Gossip Girl but The Carrie Diaries only partially takes place in NYC. Plus being stuck in the 80s means less chances for modern and fashion forward moments.
The Beverly Hills 90210 reboot has somewhat lived in the shadows of Gossip Girl. The original 90210 was a major fashion fix in the 90s, making the Californian ZIP Code the most fashionably coveted place to live during its early run on television. The show put sunny Hollywood Californian style on the map but in the fashion world the West Coast is not actually the Best Coast. NYC is couture while L.A. is Hollywood glam. The new 90210 has all the elements of taking the fashion reigns from Gossip Girl but those are quite big shoes to fill and the window for viewers to get on board on already established show is small (you’re going to have to play a lot of catch-up).
Pros: Its young, beautiful, and stylish cast. Plus the show’s a fashion fix legacy (never forget the amazing shoulder pads of Brenda, Kelly, and Donna).
Cons: The shadow from Gossip Girl still looms, while The O.C. set the standard high for young Californian style in the new Millennium.
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It was Halloween yesterday on The Carrie Diaries. The episode centered around the goings-on of three halloween parties; the first being in New York, the second being Sebastian’s, and the third being Carrie’s house. Carrie brings Walt with her to the city causing her to play nanny for Larissa, leaving Walt in an uncomfortable situation with a particularly cute guy. Back home, Mouse and Maggie decide to got to Sebastian’s party to “make sure they can tell Carrie what happened.” The moral of this episode seems to be that while being free and independent seems exciting, it’s not, and you’re better off having a support system. Here are the highlights of last night’s episode.
1) Carrie and Sebastian avoid one another
After the events of the last episode, Carrie doesn’t really want to see Sebastian because of the obvious awkwardness. Carrie doesn’t want to see him, or speak to him, after having her heart broken.
2) Larissa’s party
Carrie and Walt hop on a train to go out to a Halloween party Larissa invited them too. As we all know, with Larissa comes shenanigans. She gets so hyped up on drugs; ecstacy (which was apparently legal then) and LSD. Of course she washed that all down with champagne. With no one else to care for Larissa, Carrie found herself looking after Larissa like how she looks after her friends back home. This is the most vulnerable we see Larissa. Her monologue explaining how freedom and being fabulous is just as exhausting as having rules to abide by. It was quite a turning point in the episode, and for Carrie.
3) Sebastian’s party
Drugs, booze, and forbidden friendships, oh my. Mouse gets dragged by Maggie to Sebastian’s party against her wishes. She badly wants to hate Sebastian, as she keeps telling herself what an awful person he is. Cut to Mouse recognizing that Sebastian is actually a good guy and the two having an adorable heart to heart about parents and life. Is this hinting at a Mouse/Sebastian romance? Interesting…
4) Party at the Bradshaw’s
Dorit is home for halloween after her father interrupts her plans to vanadalize a house with toilet paper. She proves to be demon teenage daughter; too much make up, eating the candy, and not wanting anything to do with her father. By the end of the episode Dorit smartens up, and asks her father to hang out for a big – the scary movie she watched really spooked her. Not so tough Dorit? We all knew you were a softie. Cute father/daughter bonding ensued.
5) Dorit’s top
Normally Carrie’s outfits are the event, but Dorit looked ADORABLE in this skull sweater and I don’t like skulls. Well done Wardrobe. Good choice. Can I have this please?
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Yesterdays episode of The Carrie Diaries definitely advanced the plot and developed Carrie’s character more than last week’s. The episode was packed with kisses and misses. It’s nice to see that, like Sex and the City, the show likes to tell the stories of not only Carrie, but her friends too. My favourite inevitable storyline will be Walt’s coming out, or at least him confiding in someone. I assume it will be Carrie. In the books he actually has a love interest. Do you want to see that or are you more interested in Maggie and the sexy police officer she’s keeping on the side? Nevertheless, here are the main things you missed from last nights episode.
Due to missing curfew and the shenanigans that took place last episode, Carrie is grounded for what seems like the entirety of her teenagehood. This means she can’t go out with friends and most importantly, Sebastian.
Green Blazer and Gray Peplum Skirt
My two favourite clothing items worn by Carrie in this episode should be considered a major event in the episode. First, Carrie wore a green blazer with black cuffs and gold buttons. Amazing. She later wore a stunning charcoal gray peplum skirt. I want this girl’s wardrobe. I can’t even talk about the Dior scarf. It’s just not fair.
Sibling bonding time
Due to both being grounded, Dorit and Carrie have had the opppourtunity for serious sisterly bonding time. There was a really cute scene where the two are washing the car and have a soap fight. Of course, things are too good to be true and Carrie puts her relationship with her sister on the line for some time with Sebastian.
Walt and Maggie trouble in paradise
Maggie and Walt seem to lack intimacy, and weirdly enough it’s because of Walt. We all remember the strong implications from last week that Walt is not interested in women, so it’s almost painful to watch Maggie feel completely undesirable as Walt repeatedly refuses any kind of intimacy.
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Although I haven’t read any of The Carries Diaries, I’ve read and watched Sex and the City in it’s entirety. I know, groan right? Deal with it. Anyway, I’ve secretly been looking forward to CW’s new series The Carries Diaries, based on Candace Bushnell’s prequel to original book. Based on the trailer though, I can’t say I’m thrilled at Carrie before sex, the city and Mr. Big.
I like AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie and the fashion (even sans Patricia Field) looks drool-worthy. But the plot seems uber stereotypical. Carrie accepts an internship at a prestigious law firm. Upon meeting a stylish magazine editor she’s immersed in the world of urban culture and clubs.
It’s all, Carrie goes to Manhattan, meets a wicked-cool fashionista, gets sent a free high couture gown, goes to a high profile event. I’m sure hilarious hijinks ensue but this would never happen in real life.
Why not try reality: Carrie goes to Manhattan, scrapes by in a tiny house which shares with a bunch of other interns, does coffee runs ALL DAY, and scrapes together a few bucks for a non-alcoholic Cosmo (she’s way underage). I think that’s a much more interesting storyline anyway rather than the excessive glitz. All I can say is, I think HBO’s version would have been a little different.
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