The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Review “I Heard a Rumour”

It’s sometimes hard for me to marry the idea of this sweet, innocent Carrie Bradshaw with the girl we watched on Sex and the City for six years, but her first adventure with the gossip mongers on Page Six this week saw The Carrie Diaries move towards the big city life that has been teased all season. For a change, however, it was the small town plot lines that made the most impact this week, and I dare say I was far more invested in the Carrie/Sebastian/Maggie stuff than I was with anything Larissa and Samantha did.

That’s a first for me and, as I suspected last week when the word ‘abortion’ was uttered (still a rarity of any teen drama), Maggie’s storyline has been mined for maximum drama. I don’t mean that as a criticism, either, as I feel like the storyline was sensitively handled even if the decision of whether to terminate her pregnancy was ultimately taken away from her by medical complications. It was also a little different to have Sebastian be the one guiding her along, since whenever a television show dares to tackle an abortion storyline, it’s usually punctuated by the idea of sisterhood.



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