Most teen dramas show teens partying and getting away with things that the rest of us wonder how they can do it. One Tree Hill had teens living in parentless houses and Gossip Girl had rich teens getting away with whatever they wanted. For the most part these shows glazed over the fact that most teens have rules and curfews they have to obey. Dawson got grounded for having a party, but the Dawson Creek teens weren’t exactly the party kind.
The Carrier Diaries depicts Carrie trying to get away with things, but not always succeeding. The show is more realistic in some aspects than the other teen shows. While for the most part I feel like One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and Dawson’s Creek pretty accurately depict high school life, I think The Carrie Diaries does it better.
I like that Carrie narrates the show. The audience gets inside a teenager’s head and all the angst that goes along with it.
I’m not completely sure of the direction of the story though. We know she’s trying to find her voice and she’s dealing with life after her mom’s death, but where is it going? I thought that there was going to be a lot about her in New York, but it’s been more about boy drama. Which is a typical issue of a high school girls, but where is it going?
Dawson’s Creek was about two old friends falling for each other with a new girl in the mix. One Tree Hill was about two half brothers trying to deal with each other and Gossip Girl was about the Upper East Side and Dan entering that world. All of these shows diverted with a lot of different story lines after the beginning, but they all had a definite direction in the beginning.
We will have to see what episode four brings.
What did you think of the episode? Will you put this show on your DVR?
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