The Carrie Diaries: My New Netflix Addiction

If you’re in search of a new show to ease your midterm madness and satisfy your Netflix cravings, LOOK NO FURTHER!

AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb (Photo credit: Bolt of Blue)

Disclaimer: It’s kind of a total chick flick.


I, personally, had been in search of such a show this past weekend when I had spent probably about 7 hours of my Saturday doing homework and basically just wanted to crawl in a corner and cry.

The great news is that Netflix is always there for me, and this weekend was no different.

As I was browsing, I came across The Carrie Diaries, which peaked my interest, but also kind of turned me off. I can’t say I’ve ever been a huge fan of Sex and the City, so a prequel series didn’t seem too attractive. But, desperate times call for desperate measures, so I decided to give it a whirl.

I was pleasantly surprised and it turned out to be nothing like I had expected, in a good way.

For starters, the series is filmed as if it were the 80s, which I find unique and really interesting. I’m sure we’ve all seen movies set in the 1980s, or of course, actually filmed in the 1980s, but I’m not sure I’ve ever watched a TV show like such. It takes on a different perspective, and I like it.

Second, it’s so much edgier than I predicted, but also retains a lot of innocence. I like the balance I’ve seen in the show so far. It reminds me of a mullet, which may frighten some of you, but I’m a firm believer that mullets are one of the greatest things of all time. (At very least, one of the greatest metaphoric references of all time. I’ll probably refer to them frequently.)

But seriously, they are the best of both worlds. We all know that a mullet is business in the front and party in the back, but similarly, The Carrie Diaries is innocent in the front and crazy in the back. I dig it.

I could go on about reasons why I like the show so far, but one last example that I can offer to you is the wide variety of settings. I love The Office and all, but having every single show in the office setting kind of made me claustrophobic. In contrast, The Carries Diaries goes all over the place! From school, to Carrie’s home, to Manhattan, etc. This widened range of scenery keeps me intrigued and feeling free.

I’m only 4 episodes in, but I’m definitely hooked. If you’re in the market for a new show to cling to, I suggest that you give this one a chance!