Obviously, the creators of this show have stolen my ipod.
MisRed is baaaaaaaaaack. When I was assigned the Carrie Diaries, I was a little afraid. I, as a 43 year old woman, had just weaned myself off of 90210 (the new version), deeming myself too old to follow a teenager show. Trust me, I’m completely immature, but I’m making an effort to act my age. Or at least act HALF my age. Then I got the Carrie Diaries and I was like… Oh no. Here we go again!!
But being a fan of SATC, I figured it might be nice to revisit Carrie Bradshaw.
Where is a mud-splashing bus when you need one?
Episode one opens with Modern English singing “I melt with you.” Okay, they had me at “Moving forward…” We see a young Carrie Bradshaw walking down the street, looking around, she gets bumped- just like the opening of SATC!! It’s a dream. Young Carrie is dreaming the opening of SATC when her alarm goes off.
Yeah!!! My favorite decade, the 80′s!!!!
It’s 1984, Carrie is starting her junior year of High School in Castlebury, Connecticut. Carrie’s mother has passed away a few months earlier, and this will be Carrie’s first First Day of School without her Mom. As Carrie starts to get ready, she looks for her Mom’s purse. It is one of Carrie’s most prized possessions and she can’t find it. That Louise chick probably put it up on Bag, Borrow or Steal. Oh wait, that’s the SATC Movie. Sorry… I’m old and getting confused.
Carrie storms into her little sister’s room. The little sister’s name is Dorrit and she is a little goth rebel.
Introducing: The Dorrit
WTF kind of name is Dorrit??? No wonder she’s a rebel. Carrie looks around Dorrit’s room- trying to find the purse. She doesn’t find the purse, but she finds some pot in The Dorrit’s top drawer. Seriously, Dorrit?! That’s the first place they look. Can I get an ounce of creativity?
Carrie and Dorrit fight about the purse, The Dorrit bites Carrie and then their Dad comes in and breaks them up. (Didn’t Carrie’s Dad abandon Carrie’s mom when Carrie was small? That’s what SJP said. But I guess we really couldn’t have this be “Little Orphan Carrie.” Plus, we probably wouldn’t have The orrit to kick around.)
Anyway, Dad breaks up the fight and scolds Carrie. She is the older one and her Mother would expect she and The Dorrit to get along. That’s nice Dad, throw the dead Mom in her face. As if she probably doesn’t feel crappy enough about it. Carrie complains she can’t go to school without the purse. She has nothing to wear- her father replies “Your floor says otherwise.” (Nice one- clean up that room, Carrie!!) Carrie’s Mom always took her back to school shopping and she always had a first day of school outfit. Carrie desperately needs that purse. She needs a piece of her Mom.