The Carrie Diaries Branded 'Inept' & 'Disappointing'
The reviews are in! See what critics had to say about the SATC prequel here...
The series, which is based on the novels by SATC authorSarah Jessica Parker put on her Manalo Blahnik's and hooked-up with Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte.
While fans of Carrie and Co will welcome the blonde bombshell back to TV screens, US critics have been less kind, with The Radio Times putting together some of the best reviews Stateside.
The Guardian summed up the show with the remark: "Bad clothes, bad hair, bad writing", before stating: "There are drugs and gay men. There's shop-lifting and lying. There are multiple references to sex.
"But if I tell you that the euphemistic line to describe intercourse is "A hot dog in a key hole," maybe you'll get a sense of a) how lacking in edge this show is and b) what a ridiculous script it has."
The Hollywood Reporter said The CW's attempt to recreate a teenage Carrie is "kind of quaint", claiming: "It’s just important to remember that – voiceovers and wild dresses aside – the prequel is still a couple of boroughs removed from the original."
The New York Times stated: "The memory of how that touchstone HBO show [Sex and the City], at its best, wrapped heartbreak and satire in high comic style makes the ordinariness of “The Carrie Diaries” a little more disappointing than it would be otherwise."
NYC's Vulture magazine branded The Carrie Diaries "inept" and that "everything about it is wrong", with their review adding that it was "mostly about one thing: wanting to cash in on Sex and the City."
However, not everyone was quick to slam the show, with LA Times writer Robert Lloyd calling it "well-staged and believably played and at times it becomes quite lyrical and, even, moving."
AnnaSophia Robb has since defended the show during an interview with TV Guide, where she said: "Don't compare it to the original; just embrace it for what it is. We want audiences to enjoy this and not scrutinise every little detail. Enjoy the ride and the fashion and characters we've created."