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Should The CW Renew The Carrie Diaries?

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When I wrote last week’s Should NBC Renew The New Normal post, I expected mostly a negative response. Surprisingly though, the overwhelming consensus on our FB Fan Page and the post, was that most people wanted a second season. I’m curious to know if our readers feel the same way about The Carrie Diaries.

The CW Sex and the City prequel aired its season finale last night. Like The New Normal, it’s been struggling in the ratings and overall quality consistency. As annoying and neurotic, teenage Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) is to the grown-up version (Sarah Jessica Parker), I really do quite enjoy the show. Truth be told, it’s the only teen-centric show I watch right now. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia I feel from all the music, fashion and trends the show uses brilliantly that keeps me coming back. Speaking of music, I love that in several episodes a classic track began the show and a cover of an 80s song typically ended it. Keep that up. Oh, and I want more of Carrie’s teen nemesis, bitchy Donna LaDonna (Chloe Bridges).

Beyond the trip down memory lane, a storyline I find really fascinating is Walt’s (Brendan Dooling) coming out story. If a Season 2 happens, I’m curious to know how the show will handle the gay teen story arc with the 80s AIDS epidemic in background. I hope they keep Walt’s crush SLASH mentor Bennett (Jake Robinson) in the mix. They’re so adorable together.

Now, to what I don’t like. I want to love teenage Carrie, but she’s far too neurotic for her age. No disrespect to Robb, who does an excellent job of channeling Parker. Perhaps, too good of a job. I want her to be a normal’ish teen and not a 40-year-old damaged Carrie that appeared in the HBO series. Also, kinda annoying is Carrie’s BFF Maggie (Katie Findlay). She’s no Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha. The only reason why I want her character around is to keep seeing her hot cop hookup (Josh Salatin).

Well, there’s my two cents on the show. I want to hear your thoughts. Sound off below. I’ve posted Walt & Bennett’s kissing scenes just in case you wanted to relive them or missed it.

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relieve Walt & Bennett’s gay kisses after the jump

There’s no denying that Mondays can be a bitch. It’s always hard to go back to the office after having a fun-filled weekend. Thankfully, two brand new shows make starting the week a bit easier for me. I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy The Carrie Diaries and The Following as much as I do. And that’s before both shows featured two gay kisses during last week’s episode. Since a new episode of each airs tonight, I thought it was a perfect time to blog about aforementioned smooches.

On The Carrie Diaries, Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) and her best friend Walt (Brendan Dooling) celebrated Halloween in NYC. At the party, they meet Interview writer Bennett (Jake Robinson). During a chat, Bennett leans over and gives Walt his first man-on-man kiss. Still struggling to deal with his sexuality, Walt runs and heads back home to have sex with his ex-girlfriend Maggie (Katie Findlay). Side note: Check out our interview with Katie.

Over on The Following, two straight aspiring serial killers Will (Nico Tortorella) and Billy (Adan Canto) pretend to be gay to befriend a victim. After a series of flashbacks, we learn that during a drunken night, the two actually hooked up. This eventually leads to Billy developing real feelings for Will. Check out their angst-ridden kiss below, along with the Carrie Diaries’ one.

check out both kisses after the jump

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the crazy awesome Katie Findlay who plays “Maggie Landers” on the new CW series The Carrie Diaries. We’ve actually known of each other for a while now but our paths just always seemed to have missed each other when we tried to get together. Well, we finally put an end to that with this interview, YAY!

For those unaware of what The Carrie Diaries is about it’s basically a prequel show to Sex and the City and follows the story of a teenage Carrie Bradshaw. I have to admit, I’ve only ever seen maybe 1 or 2 episodes of Sex and the City…I know I’m a bad gay but I just never got around to it. I did see the movies though! Any way, onto the interview with our gorgeous guest!

Interview after the jump…

It seems like we’ve been talking about the CW’s upcoming new Sex And The City prequel TV show titled The Carrie Diaries for quite some time now. Well, now they’ve just released the first series preview and we’ve got your first look at the first season below. Here’s the official synopsis of the show:

It’s 1984, and life isn’t easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister Dorritt is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed with the responsibility of suddenly having to care for two teenage girls on his own. Carrie’s friends – sweet, geeky Mouse, snarky Maggie and sensitive Walt – make life bearable, but a suburban life in Connecticut isn’t doing much to take her mind off her troubles. Even the arrival of a sexy new transfer student named Sebastian only reminds Carrie that she spent the whole summer grieving rather than moving on with life. So when Tom offers Carrie the chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, she leaps at the chance. Carrie’s eyes are opened wide at the glamour and grit of New York City – and when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine, she’s inspired by the club culture and unique individuals that make up Larissa’s world. Carrie’s friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she’s fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life – Manhattan.”

Get your first look at the new series below. The season premiere takes place in January 2013.

Preview/trailer after the jump…

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