The expression "what's old is new again" has never rung more true than in Hollywood today, where most entertainment is either a reboot of an original (see: 90210, Footloose) or film adaptations of a book (see: Fifty Shades of Grey, The Help). The latest: The CW's The Carrie Diaries, which manages to be both a reboot and an adaptation of a book. The series is based on Sex & the City writer Candace Bushnell's young adult novel of the same name that follows a young Carrie Bradshaw through her formative teen years, beginning in 1984. Reviews of the book were so-so, but the show? Seems like it could either completely soar or totally crash and burn.
Well, the first trailer hit the web on Friday, offering a glimpse into what we can expect when the show premieres in January. Check it out ...
Funky '80s fashion, an American Psycho-era flashypants NYC, AnnaSophia Robb as an absolutely adorable Carrie (although maybe a bit too adorable, but whatevs), juicy plot lines that are supposed to fill us in on how Carrie became the go-to guru on sex ... and the city?! I'm sold! Doesn't matter that it's obviously geared toward teens! So is 90210 and Twilight and The Vampire Diaries -- and plenty of adults watch those.
The truth is, I'm sure most fans of the original Sex & the City will likely be tuning in to at least the series premiere. Similarly, teens will probably be intrigued and want to get in on their generation's answer to the Carrie action. But only time will tell if the entire season will be watchable enough to enamor us all the way the original did.
What do you think of the trailer? Will you be watching the series premiere?
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