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'The Carrie Diaries': Stuck In An 80s Love Story

Barbara Estrada |
February 16, 2014 | 11:02 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

"The Carrie Diaries" (The CW).
"The Carrie Diaries" (The CW).
In case you have been living under a rock for the past year, there is this fabulous show on The CW called "The Carrie Diaries."

Set in the 80s, imagine all the boys having perfectly quaffed hair and girls flashing neon anything at any given moment. This show, the prequel to "Sex and The City," is the best show that has ever existed on television history.

To give a gist of the show there are eight principle characters, one of them being Carrie Bradshaw (the name should ring a bell). In the second season, Carrie has evolved from a teenager to a young adult throughout the course of an entire school year. Within a ten month time span, plenty happens to this 18-year-old girl.

Issues concerning virginity, homosexuality, relationships, fashion, college and (of course) sex are all brought into the show.

In the second season of "The Carrie Diaries," for those who have been following, viewers get to see Carrie grow. She assumes responsibility and accepts the consequences as they bombard her. A lesson that was rather significant in the show and can be applied to real life is, “Do not run away from your problems because they end up catching up to you.”

However, running away may lead to being caught by handsome men like Austin Butler’s character, the dashing male protagonist named Sebastian Kydd. Without him, the show would not survive. Who doesn’t want to see a man effortless in a leather jacket with hair parted to the side?

Adam Weaver, the steamy journalist who has a passion for writing, is the other love interest that appears every now and then in the show. He often challenges Carrie, not only as a writer, but also with his strong-minded attitude that collides with Carrie’s personality.

Regardless of this, these two cannot be anymore like. Personally, he didn’t make my “McHottie list.” Still, he might be staying longer in the show than I originally anticipated.

The ending of the season, which is what drives me to such predictions, has the potential to be one of the most heart wrenching and utterly surprising endings I have yet to witness. Without any spoilers, Carrie has to make a decision that will change the course of her future and the show forever. As an avid viewer, I have my bets on Team Sebastian!

I recommend this show to any "Sex and The City" fanatics because it is as equally satisfying. As a side note, having prior knowledge of "Sex and The City" is not a prerequisite to get hooked by the CWs 80s phenomenon. Then you can decide which team you are on: Team Sebastian or Team Weaver?

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