‘Sex and the City’ Prequel Series on the CW Will Be Terrible

sex and the cityWhat's more annoying than Carrie Bradshaw raising her eyebrow after interjecting a forced pun while having coffee with her friends? A teen-aged Carrie Bradshaw raising her eyebrow after interjecting a forced pun while having a Slurpee with friends. Yup -- the Sex and the City series prequel has just been confirmed to air on the CW. Entitled The Carrie Diaries, the show will be based on Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell's novel about Carrie's high school years. Samantha Jones is the only SATC character that shows up in the prequel -- the other characters are nowhere to be found.

The prequel picks up with Carrie as a high school senior and follows her into the '80s as she interns for fashion houses in NYC. Some fans are thrilled by the idea, but SATC showrunner Michael Patrick King thinks the whole prequel thing is kind of a weird idea. Amen.


At the Television Critics Tour, he reportedly said:

My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43. I didn't even want to know who Carrie Bradshaw's parents were because I thought she only existed in Manhattan. So for me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved ... is something that I don't imagine doing.

Clearly, MPK won't be involved, but famed producer Jason Schwartz will. The mastermind behind The OC and Gossip Girl, Schwartz does have experience building huge shows for the teen set, so maybe he'll be able to work his magic with The Carrie Diaries, but I doubt it. Carrie Bradshaw is about to jump a shark so big she'll need a turbo jet ski and a parachute to get over it.

Must I remind everyone of a little disaster called Sex and the City 2? As only the second movie I've ever walked out on (the first was Clooney's snoozer The Men Who Stare at Goats), it was not only terrible, it was offensive. I thought Carrie would've been officially put to rest after that debacle, but apparently making her younger and putting her on the CW is her after-life fate. Producers just won't let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to SATC.

I'll watch the first episode (which is yet to have a released air date) to see if they carried over my favorite thing about SATC -- the theme song. Boo do ba doop doop dodododlittlydo do ... I LOVE it.

After I have my answer, I think I'll be changing the channel.

What about you?

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