And on this momentous day in February 2013, we, the television viewing public, learned the origins of some of Carrie Bradshaw’s greatest elements: her flower pins, her tutus and her ability to run from men in high heels. It honestly was like watching Batman Begins but for ladies and gays. For me, these little seeds are the most fun part of The Carrie Diaries and that’s why I enjoyed this week’s episode so much. It didn’t feel as scattered as last week’s. Plus there was a character named Kick Silver!! Hello love her. Love everything about that.
Well Carrie Bradshaw is really growing up fast on The Carrie Diaries. Last week, there was the vagina art show. This week, it’s experiences with ecstasy, gaydar and men groping unconscious women who think they’re actually birds. At this point, by the season finale, I’m predicting plots involving heroin and furries and plushies. This was sort of an oddly dark episode of The Carrie Diaries, particularly the final moments – which I’m okay with.
Well I was MIA last week for The Carrie Diaries, but I’ve returned and am happy to see that the hair is just as big. I like to imagine that when all the hairdryers are blowing on this set, New York is activating auxiliary power à la the twinkle lights in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Those “Goody Two Shoes” promos are quickly feeling moot, huh? Just two episodes in, and Carrie’s sort of becoming a sociopath – second only to li’l sis Dorrit, of course. Though fashionista Larissa was in a scant two scenes, it seems she’s really rubbing off on the impressionable Miss Bradshaw. How long can Carrie sustain her lies of omission and workday trips to the boroughs without a serious meltdown? Or do we even care that the show’s growing more unrealistic by the second when we’re getting our fill of fabulous hair, shirtless Sebastian, and Donna LaDonna shutdowns?
Here’s a not-so-surprising confession if you know me or even perhaps read my Gossip Girl recaps for this site: I love sequins. I’m like a cat, responding to shiny objects. Or I’m just a 33-year-old gay man who loves sequins. Either way, this ultimately makes me the perfect audience for The Carrie Diaries, which is awash in both that shiny material and nostalgia for the decade that I grew up in, the 1980s.
The Carrie DiariesReturning Drama, 8 p.m., The CW
Carrie Bradshaw vs. Carrie MathisonExtracurricular: CB: An internship at a Manhattan law firm. Carrie B. (AnnaSophia Robb) does filing and is scolded for showing up sans panty hose. CM: The Model U.N. club. Carrie M. (played by…all right, just imagine Claire Danes as My So-Called Life’s Angela Chase for now) accidentally starts a war — and subsequently gets voted out — after making out with both Palestine and Israel.”Big” Crush
Gale Anne Hurd Exec ProducerThe Walking Dead As producer and co-writer of The Terminator, Hurd played a major role in the Comic-Con-ification of mainstream entertainment. ”I was a geek long before it was considered cool!” says the 57-year-old. In producing more than 20 films, including Aliens and Armageddon, she’s also paved the way for other female producers.
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Dressed in a kelly green frock and raspberry tights, a dejected Carrie Bradshaw sits at her kitchen counter, surrounded by open recipe books and loose vegetables. Behind her, there’s a charred Thanksgiving turkey inside an oven that, up until just a few moments ago, was shrouded in smoke. ”I’m never cooking again,” she declares. ”When I’m an adult, I’ll use my stove for, like, storage or something.”
Forget everything you’ve learned about Carrie Bradshaw. In this novel The Carrie Diaries, (an origins story, of a sort), Candace Bushnell introduces us to the? beloved character before sex and the city take over. Here, we meet ”Bradley,” as her friends sometimes call her, at the start of her senior year of high school in a small Connecticut town, where she faces problems recognizable to any teen: Should she follow in her father’s footsteps to Brown? Why are her closest friends suddenly making such baffling choices?
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