Monday, May 21, 2012

T.V. Obsession: The Carrie Diaries


     After last week's Gossip Girl season 5 finale, the CW released their fall line up which includes both good and bad news. The bad news is that Gossip Girl's 6th season will be its last which makes me simultaneously sad and relieved at the same time. I mean, even the most avid Gossip Girl fans who tune in every week since its release in 2007 have to admit that the storyline and all of the new (and may I add confusing) and surprising character matches and missed connections is weighing the entire series down. You do NOT want me to get started on the entire Blair and Dan romance. And what's up with Serena's character due to her unrequited love and dwindling popularity on the Upper East Side? BUT for a piece of good news! The CW also confirmed that they have picked up The Carrie Diaries which is a show based on the book series written by the same author of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell

     If the title and bushy blonde hair didn't make it obvious enough, The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to the Sex and the City franchise which follows a young Carrie Bradshaw, who will be played by the actress AnnaSophia Robb, in the 80s during her senior year of high school. The show is said to also have the familiar names from Gossip Girl, creator and executive producer Stephanie Savage along with the show's famed costume designer Eric Daman. And of course author Candance Bushnell also serves as one of the show's executive producers. Which makes a lot of sense since she's the one who pretty much wrote the story which inspired the show (and not to mention the HBO series.

     A couple of months ago, a photo of AnnaSophia Robb dressed as Carrie Bradshaw and styled by Eric Daman was released on the internet. The photo features a young Carrie Bradshaw dressed in a sparkly A-line dress complete with red pointed pumps, a waist cinching belt with a heart buckle, and a leopard print cardigan -- which I might add is very true to Carrie -- with New York City skyline in the background. There are a lot of questions going on in the internet as to who will play the other three girls, but if you have the books starting with the first one, The Carrie Diaries that was released in 2010, then you should know that Carrie doesn't even the girls until the second book. SPOILER ALERT: If you read the books, Carrie met Samantha and Miranda first during the second book Summer in the City, released in 2011, and meets Charlotte in a train at the end of the book with that particular storyline explored in the not-yet-released third book. 

     I can't even tell you how impatient I am over the release of the third book especially after finishing the second over a year ago. All I know is that the third book can't come soon enough (is it even written yet Candace Bushnell??!?) and for my fall TV line up to begin. For the meantime, I guess we should just all enjoy our summer and perhaps take the time to read the books 1 and 2! Cheers. 

Love, KB
     



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