Sunday, 27 January 2013
The Carrie Diaries
Sex and the City was a great show. I very much enjoyed it, especially the early seasons. I am excited about The Carrie Diaries because it's set in 1984, which as anyone knows was the best year of the 80s. I have watched the first two and I don't just like it, I love it.
This is required viewing for all you teen TV lovers out there. First of all, the soundtrack is fantastic: Talking Heads, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Idol. The GoGos... I could go on, you get the idea. The girl playing young Carrie is really good, I totally believe she could be a young Sarah Jessica Parker and she has all the mannerisms down pat. I can imagine her watching hours of the show to try and walk like her and sit like her (how many times did we see her sit on the steps of her brownstone?) Most of all, it feels authentically 80s. In the way Mad Men is authentically 60s. And that is quite a compliment. I feel transported back in time watching it, it's very cleverly done. The friend Carrie makes in New York (pictured above) has the best wardrobe and make-up I've ever seen, I want to be her.
It has lots of little sly jokes that fans of SATC and New York will enjoy. Basically, I highly recommend it and I am hoping it's a big hit and doesn't get cancelled.