Seeing Carrie's origins is interesting. Dori, her 14 year old sister is having a hard time dealing with the death of their mother as is her dad. Who knew Carrie had a sister because she was never mentioned on SATC? Who even knew she grew up in Conneticut? What isn't surprising is how quickly Carrie falls in love with Manhattan. After he dad gets her an internship at a stuffy law firm, Carrie soon meets Larissa a saucy Brit who covets Carrie's purse in a department store. Larissa works for Interview Magazine and wants to use Carrie's purse (which is really her mom's but thanks to a nail polish accident and quick thinking by our fashion forward Carrie, now has a funky design and is emblazoned with Carrie's name) in a photo shoot for the magazine. Larissa also invites Carrie out for a taste of NYC nightlife that furthers Carrie's infatuation with Manhattan and the various creative types that make up Larissa's circle of friends.
I like this show and will definitely support it in weeks ahead. I would say I like the cultural diversity of the show and that was something that was missing on the original (with the exception of Blair Underwood in season 6). I would like to see more of Carrie's high school circle, more Manhattan, and less of the grieving dad and sister. I also am psyched to see how Carrie's love of writing progresses since she begins journaling thanks to her dad giving her some of her late mother's blank journals.
Did any of you watch? What did you all think of Anna Sophia Robb as teenage Carrie?