TV Show Reviews
Carrie Diaries" review by Suzanne
Airs Mondays 8/7c on The CW
I didn't expect to like this show much
because I really never liked "Sex and the City" the few
times I watched it. I mainly didn't like it because I didn't
find it funny, and I didn't really like how all of the women
in the show just seemed obsessed with sex, men, and fashion.
I can't relate to that.
This new show is a prequel to that show, but
it's not a comedy (although it has humorous moments), and
the character of Carrie is in high school, so she's more
innocent (and not as trampy). Also, the show takes place in
the 80's, which was a fairly fun decade, particularly if you
were a teenager. I was just a little older than that (I was
in college), so I can sort of relate. Also, the many great
80's songs are fun to hear.
The first episode was a little depressing
because Carrie's mother has just died. She, and her dad, and
her little sister, are coming to terms with it. Carrie
starts back to school and we meet her friends. The show gets
even better once Carrie starts an internship in New York
City and we meet her new boyfriend, Sebastian (a real cutie
- he reminds me of Val Kilmer or Brad Pitt back when they
The show's characters have a lot of the Joie
de vivre that Carrie and her friends had, but without the
sluttiness of those women. Plus, they're young and falling
in love for the first time - they're not over-the-hill
bimbos yet. But, seriously, what I appreciate is that the
characters are very real people and talk like it.
The situations are real and not forced or contrived. It's a
good primetime soap. I look forward to more episodes!
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