WRITTEN BY DANIELLE ADONE
This week CW launched new primetime show The Carrie Diaries the prequel to the HBO long time smash hit Sex and the City.
Sex and the City ran on HBO for six seasons followed by two blockbuster movies and reruns are still on multiple cable channels today.
Young actress Anna Sophia Robb has taken on the role of Carrie Bradshaw, New York driven feminist writer, originally played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
The new series is based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Candace Bushnell.
Carrie Bradshaw not only being arguably one of the most influential female television characters of all time has an interesting story before her high fashioned lifestyle in New York City.
In the Pilot episode, Bradshaw is based in Connecticut with her father and sister recently mourning the death of her mother to cancer.
Her mother was a successful woman in writing and fashion leading to Bradshaw’s inspiration. Bradshaw struggles with taking on the “mother figure” in her sister’s life as she really struggles with their mothers death.
Young Bradshaw dreams of nothing more than to work for a magazine in NYC but, from beginning she finds out how you can get in with the wrong people in the industry and how easily they will take advantage of a young mind.
The show not only focuses on Bradshaw’s future but on love and sex as well. Bradshaw falls for new man on campus Sebastian Kydd played by Austin Butler. Sebastian seems to be Bradshaw’s young “Mr. Big.”
With typical high school drama it seems as if that relationship will not go as smoothly as Bradshaw planned. Bradshaw is the narrator of the show just like in Sex in the City. She began and ended the episode with a clever quote.
Sex and the City is not only the story of main character Bradshaw but her three best girl friends Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha – these girls enter Bradshaw’s life upon her arrival in NYC so it is safe to say the famous foursome group of girls won’t be a focus in The Carrie Diaries.
The prequel to Sex and the City has the older women fan base that have loved Carrie Bradshaw since season one of Sex and the City and a new young generation of girls. You can catch a new episode of The Carrie Diaries every Monday at 8 p.m. on the CW.