At first glance The Carrie Diaries seems like another high school show. Not that this is a bad thing. I’ve liked a lot of high school shows, like Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek and Beverly Hills 90201. On the surface these are all high school shows, but each of them are unique.
I’m not sure what unique aspect The Carrie Diaries will bring yet. I really liked the performance from AnnaSophia Robb who plays Carrie Bradshaw. I use to watch Sex and the City and I liked Carrie’s character. It might have been because she was the writer. But the entire cast made the show. Just like Friends. The Carrie Diaries only has Carrie and a much younger version.
From what I’ve seen so far the show is about Carrie figuring out who she is and finding her voice as a writer. The writer’s voice angle is intriguing, but all teenagers are trying to figure out who they are.
I am interested enough to tune in next week. There have been very few shows that have hooked me in the first episode, so it should be no surprise that I’m still on the fence. It’s only the pilot, just an introduction for what’s in store.
What did you think of the premiere?