This past weekend I got hooked on a new show: the Carrie Diaries. If you don't know what the show's about, it is a prequel to Sex and the City, where it goes back to the 1980's when Carrie Bradshaw (the main character from both series) was a teenager dreaming about Manhattan.
Thankfully, there have only been two seasons so I haven't missed much. I'm currently almost halfway through the second season, and it's still in the middle of the season so I'll have something to look forward to when I'm done. I'm so into this show that I almost forgot to write a blog post for today, so right now I'm taking a break to write!
I must say, Annasophia Robb is amazing in this series, although Carrie gets really irritating and dramatic at times. Other than that, I love her hair, her outfits, and her whole persona. Seeing all of hers and everyone else's amazing outfits reminds me why I was so obsessed with the 80's a few years back. The good thing about this show is that it goes past the typical workout outfits that everyone knows and shows off more everyday outfits, though some may be a little too glamourous.
Another thing I love about Carrie? She's a writer, just like me. She has huge dreams to work for a magazine, but the difference between her and I is that she's actually doing it, while in high school! Now I know that this is so unrealistic and unlikely especially in New York today, but it's really awesome watching her live out her dream at the fictional Interview Magazine. It's almost like I'm living vicariously through her.
Another favorite of mine from the show? Well, I can show you better than I can tell you.
Austin Butler. I've been a fan of him since he made small appearances on shows like Zoey 101 and iCarly a few years back. And wow, he has grown up!
Not only is he easy on the eyes, but his character, Sebastian Kydd, is a bad boy who is madly in love with Carrie! Austin Butler is known for playing the bad boy in his roles, but Sebastian is also a good guy who treats the girl he loves so well and with so much respect. He just has a pretty messed up past, so it translates into some of his actions sometimes.
This may be a small spoiler for anyone who may want to watch the show or get into it, but he respects her even when she tells him she hates him! He looks at her like he's her everything, and he is so vulnerable with her, something you don't normally expect from a so-called "bad boy." He was the first to tell her he loves her, and he just keeps coming back to her even after she blows up on him and breaks up with him multiple times.
With that being said, I love how the show portrays their relationship. You know right from the first episode that they have a thing for each other, so much of the series surrounds that, even if the two may not be dating each other at the moment (sometimes dating other people). There is just something so raw about Sebastian's feelings and his vulnerability that makes their romance feel so real (even if Carrie's dramatic actioins may not feel so real). I really like it. It's different from most other shows I've seen where the romance between the main character and that person is put off for so much of the series.
There are a few things about Carrie's and Sebastian's relationship that reminds me of my own. I can relate to many of the emotions and even situations that they go through throughout the course of the show. Everyone has that person that they keep going back to no matter what they go through, good and bad. Even when things get really bad, you can't help but keep loving them. In Sebastian's case, you love them so much that you'll take the heat from that person and sacrifice your happiness for theirs.
I'm still watching through the series and I'd like to get back to it now, so I'll stop right there. If you haven't gotten into the Carrie Diaries but have been thinking about it, I recommend you watch it! It's worth a shot. The show brings out the dreamer in me, which I think is the intention. It just might do the same for you too.