The Carrie Diaries
For those of you still suffering Cosmo/Manolo withdrawal since Sex and the City signed off, check out Carrie Bradshaw’s teenage backstory, in all its pubescent, obsessive, romantic, self-analytical and philosophical glory. No need to worry about the pedigree of this prequel series; it’s based on Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell’s post-Sex novels The Carrie Diaries (2010) and Summer and the City (2011). It’s 1984. Carrie (Anna Sophia Robb) is having a miserable time in suburban Connecticut and nurturing a New York state of mind. But, wait. A new hottie (Austin Butler) just arrived at school. Hold that thought. Samantha Jones will have to wait. Is Carrie about to come of age?