The Carrie Diaries Review: Playing With Fire

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There's a dreaded process that is part of every writer's repertoire: writer's block.

The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Episode 6 showed us Carrie's first experience with the head banging, pencil biting, frenzied process of trying to mine creativity and thoughts for a piece.

A Surprising Bond

I think it's fantastic that Carrie is taking this writing class at The New School. Aside from the fact that it gives her a reason to be in the city now that the summer is over, it shows viewers how Carrie's eventual career path first began.

It also highlighted the disaster that can be two writers in a relationship. Carrie will face this later in life with the insecure Jack Berger, but for now she has (or had) the sexy young playwright Adam Weaver. The opinions on Weaver have varied, particularly after he was caught reading her diary in The Carrie Diaries season 2 episode 5.

While the viewers saw this as a major red flag and sign of distrust, Carrie ended up getting through the fight and realizing she felt comfortable enough to lose her virginity to him. Apparently these two have been bumping like bunnies since the last time they graced our TV screens. Yet Carrie is still the young, bashful girl who is afraid to talk about sex on a public sidewalk. How very Charlotte of her!

Here’s the thing. Whatever you least want to write about, whatever scares you the most that’s what you have to write about. That’s the good stuff. Truly great writers can’t stand a safe place.

Weaver

Alas, with Weaver's advice to write what scares her, a topic is born: sex. Too bad her own boyfriend tells her that it's commonplace and she's above that. Carrie is a new writer, she needs someone who is supportive and gives her positive encouragement. Funny how she ended up heeding Sebastian's advice in the end. I know he hurt her, but can't we forgive by now?

I hate the constant crossing of wires that goes on between those two. Despite an accidental 2-second makeout, Maggie was really just in need of a friend and Sebastian was willing to be that friend. He cares about her and is trying to help her figure out her pregnancy situation.

If Carrie had knocked on the door instead of running away, she would know the truth. Sebastian has been pining for her since the second they broke up.

Hands down the funniest part of the episode was Larissa and Samantha. They're the kind of people who dislike each other because they have so much in common and are similar in a lot of ways. I can't tell if Harlan is going to be so pissed he missed the threesome or be psyched about having a tape he can constantly replay. Probably a little bit of both.

This episode felt really symbolic of the future Carrie Bradshaw who so much of America got to know and love thanks to Sex and the City. And if there's any doubt in the authenticity of young Carrie turning into SJP's version, there's always this: 

All I wanna do is go shoe shopping. Is that bad?

Carrie

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The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Episode 6 Quotes

Here’s the thing. Whatever you least want to write about, whatever scares you the most that’s what you have to write about. That’s the good stuff. Truly great writers can’t stand a safe place.

Weaver

All I wanna do is go shoe shopping. Is that bad?

Carrie