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forgot to add in my prev comment. if the CW was to re-launch One Tree Hill with a fresh cast- Carrie would be the perfect Peyton Sawyer...just saying :)
It was refereshing to see the early 80s but I was kind of hoping to have a glimmer of Gossip Girl in the show. I love how they introduce Manhattan as the protagonist, after all Manhattan will shape Carrie as to who she becomes right? love the sequined dress and the manhattan skyline snow globe- with the carrie diaries written in hot pink. the first few seconds only sweep u in.
And i agree about the steamy pool kiss- Cruel Intentions 1 set the trend for steamy + pool ;)
I love her friend mouse and her wannabe goth sister is a cross between annoying jenny ( from GG) & the various Waldorf Minions :)
What can I say about Sebastian Kidd? control that outta control smirk dude, u have a slight chance of overtaking Damon Salvatore! NO!!!
The mean girls aren't bitchy enough and high school parties suck even in 2013...
Overall, I am going to hang on for a few episodes, and Robb who plays Carrie is so fresh, believable and cute.
Thumbs up to the network & hope they have 10 seasons l
cont... I actually like the voice overs of Carrie's thoughts, the handbag with her name on it, the little c necklace, and then the end with her initiating her love of writing at the window with her desk.
It will be interesting to see how today's teens take to it because like somebody else said... some teens today may find something like 'Girls' far more interesting.
Anyway, I think it'll be nice to watch Carrie Bradshaw fall in love with Manhattan in the '80s before the rest of the characters story played out.
I'm in my late 20's and a fan of Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw so I wasn't sure if this show was something I should even tune into... whether it was very much a teen drama and whether it would just butcher everything great about the character Carrie Bradshaw. Honestly... I really didn't hate it. The '80s setting makes me feel okay with tuning in, lol. The 80s music, outfits, and backgrounds are also done quite well and not overly cheesy however; like others, I imagine Carrie's hair being FAR more frizzy in the 80s.
I also feel like there were moments where you could see the young girl playing Carrie has taken the time to learn small quirks made known by SJP when creating the adult TV Carrie Bradshaw and as a fan of the SJP Carrie Bradshaw... it's appreciated :)
As a huge SATC fan I was looking forward to this show....but I feel like they lost me early on. In SATC Carrie references that her dad quit her and her mom when she was little and she thinks it shaped how she sees men. That's a pretty big detail to change.
Stbob is right. The teenagers now would probably more incline to watch GIRLS. I am a big SATC fan, only reason why I am watching this. The pilot was average. I think Anna Sophia is good. Having a good lead is important in keeping me interested in the show. I had hope it would be show Carries in her 20s rather than when she is 15. Perhaps if there is a 2nd or 3rd season, they could time jump a few years.
I do love 80s music and the show have lots of it even the more obscure White Horse. The more innocent times why handphone and laptops were not common. I did grew up in the 80s.
I really think they should have made it more consistent with sex and the city. I won't even talk about it being consistent with the carrie diaries books because they already changed the story line completely (the way she gets to new york).
I wish it was a little less inocent also, i know this is her as a teen ager but its the 80's and kids were already doing all kinds of stuff, they even show it (mentioning sex and pot) but it feels a bit forced seeing how wide eyed she is.
I have very high hopes for the show, I am a satc fan and loved the books. I just really hope they don't turn it into your typical unrealistically positive teen series (like jane by design)
(V.0) Inner Dialogue, Why??? Aside from that dreadful device to engage the viewer, I thought it was charming enough.
It definitely deserves better ratings.
@carrie " I'm glad they chose AnnaSophia. It's so rare (especially in the 'teen' genre) to find a lead that is captivating. Only one in recent memory for me is Ashley Rickards on Awkward." Agree
That's why I don't believe she needs the (V.O). Awkward gets away with (V.O) as it's very little ,and it's a comedy.
I'm glad they chose AnnaSophia. It's so rare (especially in the 'teen' genre) to find a lead that is captivating. Only one in recent memory for me is Ashley Rickards on Awkward.
Loved the first episode. First I thought no im not gonna watch it. But now I wil certainly tune in next week!
I loved it! Being a major Sex and The City fan, I just had to watch TCD! It fun, cute and fresh! Can't wait to see more...
The episode was pretty good. Not as good as I expected, but I've been waiting for it a really long time so that must be it. I really did enjoy watching it though.
The only thing I don't get is on what day Carrie has her internship in NY. Is it on a school day or in the weekend?
You're welcome Leigh! By the way, great review!
meh its watchable, wasn't as bad as i first anticipated. it is realistic and deals with issues still relevant today 4/5 here.
the concept of juggling between two worlds reminds me of 'Jane by Design', though I believe TCD has a lot more potential. and seeing Austin Butler on my screen is just fantastic
compare The Carrie Diaries with Girls. Okay they were more innocent times but its chalk and cheese. I suspect that while the teen Manhattan wannabes are watching Girls it will only be their 45yo+ parents and gay uncles watching TCD for the 80s tunes and fashions.
Love it love it love it! Carrie is the first female lead in ages who hasn't bored me to tears after ten minutes - she is adorable and absolutely authentic...
its fun, its fresh, its everything CW needs.
what do you guys think ratings will be like?
AnnaSophia nailed it! She really went deep into SJ Parkers Carrie. There are these huge similarities but she kept that innocence a child should have.
Her current Entourage is sweet as well. Her optimism is so incredible, and getting hit every time she dreams was sweet as well.
I never understand why they never introduced Carrie's family in the SatC series. Her father and sister are really well developed.
Larissa gave the pilot a new dimension and necessary edge. Sebastian hmmm nice to see him around. . .
Bad things: Too many voice overs, I think the 80's theme will be hard to keep on. . .
Loved the 80's!!!! I'm already really intrigued by Walt's story.
I thought it was really enjoyable. I hope it can continue to be so charming and likable. I loved the music and I thought AnnaSophia Robb did a great job. I will definitely be watching again!
For someone that did not watch sex and the city the tv show but saw the movies I like it. It was cute and I love the 80 .
I loved it!! Adorable. Great review!
Us CW fans have to stick together Jarrod! Thanks for tuning in.
Seeing as I was completely against the show to begin with, I feel very hypocritical for tuning it. However, I do watch a vast majority of The CW shows and I found the writing and story telling on this to be quite interesting. Taking place in the 80's is a good way of taking it and seeing as how well the cast worked well together is exciting. I'm still a little skeptical as I still see it being canceled, I'll be sure to tune in to episodes 2 and 3 to see if I'll continue till the end.
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