Fug the Show: Carrie Diaries, episode 5


I know we said we’d be off today, but I have to stay ahead of the new episodes, right? Even if it’s only by a few hours. This one had a mostly predictable Carrie plot that did at least end up someplace I didn’t see coming; one cute-funny but totally fluffy Mags vs Donna thing; an okay Mouse plot; and then… Dadshaw also did some things. Oh, Dadshaw. Someday you’ll get more than two slides.

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  1. Christa
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    My only problem with this show is that it is inconsistent with Sex and the City. In one episode Carrie says that her dad left her when she was 3.

    • Liz985
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      I was just coming to post the very same thing! I haven’t pulled out my SATC dvds in a while but I could have sworn that at one point Carrie mentions she was raised by her mom and that she has no idea where her dad is. It makes a lot more sense, too, when you see the later Carrie Bradshaw who has commitment and daddy issues.

      • GFY Heather
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        But this is based in a YA novel, written by Bushnell, and not the TV series. So technically it isn’t THIS show’s fault. HBO changed Bushnell’s decision and that became canon because the novel isn’t as popular as the TV series, but this is based on source material that doesn’t match the HBO show. So I don’t find fault with it.

        • Liz985
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          Ah, well. That makes much more sense, then.

        • Andrew S.
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          THANK YOU for stating this. I love the show but my biggest complaint has always been people’s complaint that it doesn’t align with the other show. This is ‘The CARRIE Diaries’, not ‘The SatC Diaries’.

  2. Rachel
    +3

    Speaking of Gilmore Girls, Dadshaw’s man-whore friend is Max Medina! Apparently he was a bit of a douche before surrounding Lorelai with a thousand yellow daisies. :-p

  3. Sarah
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    It’s kind of frustrating watching this show knowing that Carrie turns into the mess that is Carrie Bradshaw of SATC (don’t get me wrong, I loved the show – but after having an 8 hour marathon one night, I had to acknowledge that Carrie was a bit of a mess)

    • Andrew S.
      +2

      because this show isn’t aligning with SatC, hopefully this means that this Carrie will NEVER be that one. At least, I’m hoping that’s the case.

  4. h² fashion
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    I just can’t watch this show. Chloe just doesn’t seem to fit the part and it will never be as good as SATC.

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.com/

  5. Mel
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    I loved that they explained the lapel flower history. I agree with the author posts about period-appropriate hair, makeup, etc. It doesn’t have to be bad 80s but it could lean toward being a little more authentic. I do love the songs they choose for the episodes, great 80s tunes. I also agree that it’s not SATC, it’s teen SATC and is definitely geared more toward that age group. My teenage daughter and I both love watching the show, I think for very different reasons.

  6. Vandalfan
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    And suddenly I’m hungry for Kix cereal…

  7. Brian
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    I love this show. I try and not look at it as a prequel to SATC. I think of it more as an alternate universe where, like someone said, Carrie won’t be the mess we know her to be. They definitely need to pump up the 80s: Donna is just the tip of the big haired/sleeved/jewelry iceberg!