The Carrie Diaries Review: I Heart NY

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Carrie kicks off The Carrie Diaries Season 2 finale talking about milestones. High school graduation is certainly a major milestone that many people go through.

The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Episode 13 explored what happens after graduation.

Now that Carrie has decided to turn down NYU and take the job at Interview, Tom is barely speaking to her. Her graduation barely makes things better considering it just means that she is only one step closer to being a non-college student. Even Dorrit is supportive of Carrie!

I have to give Dorrit some major credit in her scenes with Tom. She may be young but she knows what she's talking about. Despite the fact that she and Tom were never close, she took it as a backhanded blessing because it meant she never had to worry about living up to certain expectations. Tom expected Carrie to go to college and that's why he was so disappointed. He wasn't even supportive when he heard that she and Larissa were fired form Interview.

What did Tom expect her to do? Malibu was a new opportunity and she's 18 with a decent head on her shoulders. it made me so sad that Carrie couldn't go to her father to talk about feeling lost post-high school. She made the decision not to go with Sebastian after hearing Larissa's wedding vows about finding home. Carrie Bradshaw knows that New York is her home. 

Sometimes to chase after your future, you have to stop running and plant yourself in one place. Take a stand and fight for what you want. And know that even after the darkest of nights, the dawn will come. And you will find a place where you don’t have to hide. A place to call home.


Carrie's scenes with Sebastian were so heartbreaking because they felt so final. Maybe it's because The Carrie Diaries has yet to get a season 3 renewal, but I really feel it was AnnaSophia Robb's acting and the genuine sobbing she did in Sebastian's arms. You can tell when it's a fake cry for TV. That felt painful.

So alas Carrie ended up staying in NYC and figuring it out with Samantha as her roommate. It's the start of a scary yet beautiful adventure. I only wish we could get a season 3 because I feel like now is when we would meet Miranda and Charlotte of Sex and the City fame.

As for everyone else? Mouse made up with West when they were crowned co-valedictorians. Maggie ended up getting engaged to Pete. Walt and Bennet were status quo, but it was a good thing. As for Sebastian? He's off to Cali alone. Only time, and the CW execs, will tell if they will reunite.

So do you think Carrie made the right decision staying in New York? Vote below and then sound off in the comments!


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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (27 Votes)

AHH, I really hope there's a season 3. This show is so refreshing and I actually learn so much great stuff from it!


I am hoping for a Season 3 renewal as well! Totally agree that AnnaSophia did amazing work in the finale. I've enjoyed watching the show since its inception.


There needs to be a season 3 with More than 13 episodes! The show wrapped up the season finale with only 13 episodes come on!!! We want more! This show is Soooo Awesome!! Please please please CW make a season 3 with more episodes there is soooo much more to tell here! Do NOT Leave this show Incomplete!!!


Hoping very much there is going to be a third season. I personally love the show and can't wait for season three. I would also love to see Carrie meeting Charlette and Maranda as well. I'm a HUGE Candace Bushnell fan.


Love this show. The Carrie/Sebastian goodbye was so final-like no talk of doing the long distance thing. Hoping for a season 3 to see where this goes!!


I hope it gets renewed I'm obsessed with this show! However if Austin Butler (Sebastian) doesn't return I will be devastated!!

@ Danielle

well is is sad and if he doesn't he will be missed but we do know it has to happen sometime since he isn't Carrie's endgame


I love the second season more. It developed into a cemented and well founded characters. I feel all the characters very really relatable. Now that I'm about to graduate college I feel the same way Carrie felt when she graduated high school. I so love this show. I hope The CW give it a season renewal. This show is a keeper considering it is in the Friday time slot. Go fellow CARRIERS!


I am so over this show. It felt like a lackluster season and an even worse finally I really don't care if the show comes back nxt season as it seems that Sebastian is gone for good. I was such a hot bad boy than turn into such a sad boy. I also didn't care that they brought back that dummy weaver back.


I hope it gets renewed this is a very good show


I am going to be so disappointed if this show doesn't come back.The CW is becoming so reliant on supernatural shows, which don't get me wrong I enjoy, but they need some shows just about every day life and their two shows about that are probably the two being canceled.

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@ kandi1212

agree about the supernatural shows, I'm a fan of some of them, but I also miss the old teen shows like One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl. I love Hart of Dixie and think The Carrie Diaries is so well done. Hoping the CW can keep some of the variety on their network.

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The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Episode 13 Quotes

Carrie:Will you at least be nice to him when I’m gone?
Dorrit: I’ll try but I can’t promise. I’m still me after all.

Who would’ve guessed you’re dad would be the understanding one?

Carrie [to Walt]