More And Less: What I Want From The Carrie Diaries

Candymag.com's TV columnist declares the series pilot a win. P.S. Spoiler alert!
by Dyan Zarzuela   |  Jan 17, 2013
photos courtesy of The CW (The Carrie Diaries)
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I haven't been this charmed by a pilot for teens since Glee's. The prequel to the much-loved Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries takes you to a world of mandatory stockings, landlines as lifelines, and big, sparkly everything. But underneath all that is a lot of heart. Young Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) is dealing with her mom's death, and her heart-tugging conversations with her dad—who's actually not supposed to be here, according to SATC canon—is one of the many things that ground the show. Glam but grounded, that's how I see it so far.

Here are the things I want more of and less of, though the pilot tips the scales in favor of the more ofs. Spoileralertspoileralertspoileralertspoileralert!

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Dyan Zarzuela
Council of Cool 9, Managing Editor, Columnist
Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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