The Carrie Diaries

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (28,914)

The Carrie Diaries is a television series based on the book of the same name by Candace Bushnell, which is a prequel to her popular novel-turned-series Sex and the City. The CW show premiered in 2013 and stars AnnaSophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw, before she becomes the iconic fashionista and columnist we know and love from Sex and the City.

Set in the 1980s, The Carrie Diaries follows Carrie's life as a teenager growing up in suburban Connecticut. After her mother passes away, Carrie struggles to navigate the complex social dynamics of high school while trying to find her own identity. Her adventures take her to New York City, where she lands an internship at a law firm and discovers her passion for writing.

Along with AnnaSophia Robb, the show features an ensemble cast of talented actors, including Austin Butler as Carrie's love interest Sebastian Kydd, Ellen Wong as her best friend Jill "Mouse" Chen, Katie Findlay as another close friend and roommate Maggie Landers, and Brendan Dooling as Walt Reynolds, a young man who is trying to come to terms with his sexuality.

The show is visually stunning, with vibrant set pieces and colorful costumes that transport viewers back to the 1980s. It's a coming-of-age story that deals with important themes like love, loss, family, and friendship. Carrie's journey is one that many viewers can relate to, and her quirky personality and fashion sense make her an endearing protagonist.

The Carrie Diaries also explores the cultural landscape of the 1980s, with references to iconic movies, music, and fashion of the era. It's a show that will appeal to fans of Sex and the City who are interested in learning more about Carrie's backstory, as well as young viewers who are discovering the series for the first time.

Despite its strong following, The Carrie Diaries only lasted for two seasons on The CW, with the final episode airing in 2014. The show's cancellation was a disappointment to fans of the series, who had grown attached to the characters and were eager to see where their stories would go.

In conclusion, The Carrie Diaries is a charming and nostalgic TV show that will appeal to fans of Sex and the City, as well as younger viewers who are looking for a fresh take on the coming-of-age genre. With its talented cast, vibrant visuals, and relatable storyline, The Carrie Diaries is a must-watch for anyone who wants to dive deeper into the world of Carrie Bradshaw.

The Carrie Diaries is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on January 14, 2013.

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Run to You
13. Run to You
January 31, 2014
The situation becomes tense between Carrie and Tom. Meanwhile, Larissa and Sebastian decide they both need to come clean to Carrie. Maggie seeks comfort from Walt when she becomes suspicious of Pete's fidelity.
This Is the Time
12. This Is the Time
January 24, 2014
Carrie, Mouse, Maggie, and Walt decide to go to their senior prom - at The Waldorf Astoria. Larissa offers Carrie an opportunity that forces her to reconsider her future. Mouse learns a secret about Donna LaDonna that could threaten her reign as queen bee. Meanwhile, Sebastian keeps a secret from Carrie.
Hungry Like the Wolf
11. Hungry Like the Wolf
January 17, 2014
Larissa discovers Carrie has been covering up for Bennet's laziness at work. Sebastian's dad needs him to do a favor that could potentially change Sebastian's future.
Date Expectations
10. Date Expectations
January 10, 2014
Walt and Bennet receive devastating life-changing news. Sebastian gets an exciting work opportunity, and misses his date with Carrie on Valentine's Day. When Maggie accidentally enlists in the army, she is rescued by an unlikely pair.
Under Pressure
9. Under Pressure
January 3, 2014
Larissa offers harsh relationship advice to Carrie. When Harlan asks Tom to work overnight on a top-secret case, Dorrit decides to throw an impromptu get-together, which quickly spirals out of control. Meanwhile, Mouse and Donna bond and Sebastian makes a hasty decision after clashing with his parents.
The Second Time Around
8. The Second Time Around
December 20, 2013
Carrie is thrilled to land an interview with the CEO of Bongo Jeans - but the pressure is on when Larissa informs Carrie that this is her last chance to land a piece in the magazine.
I Heard a Rumor
7. I Heard a Rumor
December 13, 2013
Carrie is not prepared when she reads a nasty rumor about her in a New York City gossip rag, but Samantha is determined to set the record straight. Walt intervenes when Bennet feels taken advantage of at Interview. Mouse gets risque to spice things up in her relationship.
The Safety Dance
6. The Safety Dance
December 6, 2013
When Carrie suffers from writer's block, Weaver interferes. Maggie and Sebastian grow closer after learning some shocking news. When Bennet moves to a dangerous neighborhood, Walt does everything he can to protect himself.
Too Close for Comfort
5. Too Close for Comfort
November 22, 2013
When Sebastian discovers his mother is getting remarried, he asks Carrie's dad to ensure legal protection. Carrie is furious after Weaver snoops in her journal. Mouse volunteers to help with the Homecoming float, but tries to distance herself when West wins Homecoming King.
4. Borderline
November 15, 2013
Carrie risks her job when she pitches Larissa a profile on New York wunderkind playwright Adam Weaver.
Strings Attached
3. Strings Attached
November 8, 2013
Larissa is back from her time in Kyoto and takes Carrie and Walt to a thrilling Japanese festival in the city, where she meets Samantha. Meanwhile, Samantha seduces an acrobatic Ninja.
Express Yourself
2. Express Yourself
November 1, 2013
Carrie and Walt kick out their new roommates. Meanwhile, Samantha offers sex tips to Mouse, and in Castlebury, Tom spends the weekend with his girlfriend Deb.
Win Some, Lose Some
1. Win Some, Lose Some
October 25, 2013
In the second season premiere, Carrie spends the summer in Manhattan with Walt after Sebastian's betrayal. When Sebastian shows up with Donna, Carrie leaves and ends up meeting Samantha Jones. Back in Castlebury, Dorrit has to deal with Tom, and Mouse ignores Maggie for what she did to Carrie.
Where to Watch The Carrie Diaries
The Carrie Diaries is available for streaming on the The CW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Carrie Diaries on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, The CW and CW Seed.
  • Premiere Date
    January 14, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (28,914)