HuffPost’s Rebecca Shapiro, an admitted and devoted “Sex and the City” fan, watched “The Carrie Diaries” … and liked it!
There’s a blonde, curly-haired girl running around Manhattan in mixed prints and heels — but it’s not Sarah Jessica Parker. And I think I’m okay with that.
As an obsessed “Sex and the City” fan who dispenses mostly-unsolicited relationship advice that’s strikingly similar to the HBO series’ episode guide, I reacted to the prequel novel and subsequent TV spin-off show with contempt. I still watch “Sex and the City” episodes on TBS and E! on a near-daily basis, and part of me really believes that I will pass by a diner and see Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha chatting over eggs.
Thus, I expected to watch CW’s “The Carrie Diaries" and mourn what had become of my beloved show. But I found myself pleasantly surprised in more than a few ways.
When Leah heads to the lawyer’s office to drop Aleeah and Ali off with Corey, she’s about two sobs away from full-blown ugly cry. It’ll be her first night alone, and the loneliness hits her like a ton of slutty bricks. (Sold exclusively at Home-Wrecking Depot.)
'Dexter' Recap: Talking 'Talk to the Hand' With Michael C. Hall
Alex Moaba, AOL TV: A lot of wild things happened in this episode, but the most interesting was the introduction of some weird, incestuous sexual tension between Deb and Dexter. So your TV step-sister who may have feelings for your character also happens to be your real-life ex-wife. Are the writers just trying to mess with you at this point?
Michael C. Hall: Absolutely. [Laughs] But not without our blessing. Jennifer and I were aware that the story was moving in this direction. We laugh about it, we shake our heads ... but you know, in as much as there are inevitable parallels, we're both very professional and committed to telling this story. And frankly, whatever's happened with Jennifer and me and our relationship's evolution notwithstanding, Dexter in the first episode says, "If I could ever have feelings for anyone, I'd have them for Deb." I think those two characters have been on some kind of collision course from the get-go.
We’re introducing a new ‘Homeland’ recap at AOL TV. It comes complete with the Brody-o-Meter, which will “gauge the rescued Marine sergeant’s likelihood of being a sleeper agent for the Taliban on a 100 percent scale.” Click here to find out about this week’s score!