[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of The Carrie Diaries. Read at your own risk.]
Carrie Bradshaw finally had the perfect life — that is, as long as she was able to keep her suburban teenager/glamorous career gal personas separate. But during Monday's episode of The Carrie Diaries, her two worlds collided and the lies came to an end.
Ditching her high school life in Connecticut to celebrate closing her first issue as an intern at Interview, Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) accidentally...
Long before she met her Prince Charming in a man named Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw's adolescent life was still something of a swoon-inducing Cinderella story. That's the first impression from the CW's new The Carrie Diaries (8/7c, repeated an hour later), a likeably schmaltzy "prequel" to Sex and the City that finds the CW hewing closely to the ABC Family model that has lately stolen much of the channel's young-adult thunder.
The Carrie Diaries is not Sex and the City 2.0, and the stars and executive producers know that.
"Don't compare it to the original; just embrace it for what it is," star AnnaSophia Robb, who plays the teenage version of iconic SATC protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, tells TVGuide.com. "We want audiences to enjoy this and not scrutinize every little detail. Enjoy the ride and the fashion and characters we've created."
It's been nearly a decade since Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw strutted across TV screens in her trademark Manolos, but she returns Monday night and this time, she's sporting a pair of Converse. Enter the era of a teenage Ms. Bradshaw in The CW's The Carrie Diaries (an adaptation of the Candace Bushnell books), set in 1984 — a year that most of the cast wasn't alive. We caught up with executive producer Amy Harris and the cast on the red carpet of the prequel series' premiere at last fall's New York Television Festival (NYTVF).
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The pilot episode (which includes a brief glimpse of Wanda de Jesus as the police lieutenant, replaced afterward by ...