Notice that these are in no way mini, nor are they denim, leather or even knit. Also missing: legwarmers, obviously.
Hair No More
This is how teased and outrageous Carrie’s tresses get. It even looks healthy, for chrissakes. It’s a shame, too, because if young Carrie wore a scrunchie just once, the writers could even sneak in a future reference to older Carrie’s fight with Berger over how no women in New York actually wear them in the early 2000s.
Carrie gets dressed up to go to the soiree of a rich love interest’s parents. Meanwhile, Mouse gets undressed, Tom loses his wedding ring, and Maggie spends all day at a diner for a bitch-off.
Like most teenagers (FART), Young Carrie Bradshaw knows exactly what she wants to do with her life. Yes, that was a sarcastic fart.
-Carla Patton, The Carrie Diaries 1-1 “Pilot” Weecap
9. The Fisher Boys
This would be a Six Feet Under prequel centered on the twisted teenage years of the Fisher kids as they run a pet cemetery business in their backyard, with bitter little Frederico constantly murdering pets and trying to drum up his own business. Perfect for ABC Family. And if Parenthood gets cancelled, Peter Krause can star as Nathaniel Fisher, Sr. Can’t ask for better casting than that.
The Carrie Diaries
Debuts: January 14 at 9 PM on The CW
What Is It? A prequel of sorts of Sex and the City, based on the tween novels written by Candace Bushnell. They follow a young Carrie as she deals with high school and growing up in the ’80s.
Should You Watch? The pilot, starring AnnaSophia Robb, was oddly charming. And it looks like it will adequately fill the Gossip Girl void.
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4. The Carrie Diaries
We were charmed by this Sex and the City prequel as the pilot alone is already about a million times better than The CW’s Emily Owens, Meryl’s Daughter. It’s full of ’80s teen angst and fashion, like a higher end Jane by Design. Plus, we can’t wait to see slutty young Samantha.
With only a little bit of time left in the 2012 Tubey Awards, it’s now or never to vote for the Most Anticipated New Show of the 2012-13 Season, whose nominees include 1600 Penn, 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Elementary, Revolution, The Carrie Diaries, The Mindy Project, The New Normal and Vegas.