Will You Watch The New “Sex And The City” Spin-Off, “The Carrie Diaries”?

Sex and the City is returning to the small screen next week—sort of: The CW is premiering The Carrie Diaries, detailing the adventures of 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw, starting January 14.

In the new show, 19-year-old actress AnnaSophia Robb channels the character Sarah Jessica Parker made famous. Only  instead of a stylish writer with an apartment waaaay too big for her budget, Carrie is a world-wise teen from Connecticut.

At this point in her life, Carrie’s dad, Tom, wanted her to be a lawyer. She attends Castlebury High School in Connecticut and her best friends are Maggie, Walt and Jill, nicknamed “The Mouse.” Her first crush is Sebastian Kydd, who calls her “Bradshaw” and has been kicked out of numerous boarding schools for bad behavior.

True to the style Carrie would adopt later in life as a columnist, in one scene she narrates first meeting the new kid — Kydd — “who deserves to have the hallway hush.”

She’s raunchy, talking about AIDS and condoms, and playful with her hobbies — swimming and playing tTHE CARRIE DIARIES brendan doolinghe ’80s video game Atari.

Carrie interns at a law firm in the city and shops during lunch at Century 21, where, in the pilot, she runs into an Interview Magazine editor who will change her life. When she gets invited to Tribeca’s Odeon to party, she decides to go and skip her school dance, noting that she will make Manhattan home one day.

We also learn Carrie, along with sister Dorrit, was raised by her single dad—her mom having died before the show is set. Also appearing on the show is Brendan Dooling (right), who plays Carrie’s almost-definitely-gay BFF, Walt .

Will lightning strike twice or is will The Carrie Diaries be as bad as the second SATC movie? More importantly, will young Carrie run into young Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha?

Praise or pan in the comment section below.

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  • Inkedotter

    In The HBO show Carrie was raised by a single Mother, her father” Quit them when she was kid”

  • Fitz

    The last movie was SO bad, so ill-timed, so ill-thought that it totally killed the franchise for me. I want to see NOTHING about this awful person and how she became an awful person ever again. Unless there is a good gang rape/ left for dead scene.

  • 2eo

    Please, us in the UK are already snowed under with horse racing, I don’t need it here as well.

    Get it, because she looks like a horse.

  • Tracy

    So this show should be set in the 1980’s? It sounds awful.

  • Brian

    I never did like Sex And The City or anything else associated with Carrie Bradshaw. The whole concept is sexist and insulting to both women and gay men. The token gay best friend is there to somehow get us to feel wanted by women. yeah, right.


    O..k when does the whole unfortunate disfigurement thing occur?

    Apropos of nothing in particular anybody here know if Prada do a nosebag?

  • bystander

    I’ll watch the first few episodes, but they definitely messed up the continuity with Carrie’s dad, who was stated in the first series to not be around.

  • stfallon1028

    @bystander: I agree, Carrie’s dad was known to have abandoned her when she was young back in season 4! And I remember in some throwaway line of dialogue she said she was from Ohio!

  • CaptainFabulous

    I’ll tune in for the “very special” episode that has young Carrie falling out of a very tall ugly tree, getting smacked by single branch on her way down. Cause at some point they’re going to have to explain why Carrie went from having quite a lovely face to having one only a gelding could love.

  • boring

    I’ve never seen a single episode of Sex and the City and I’m completely content to leave it as-is.

  • i43neile

    This is a great TV show I’m loving it!

    I like Walter’s story so far and he’s so adorable!

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