The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Review “Date Expectations”

Over the course of its second season, The Carrie Diaries has been defying expectations and taking more and more risks with its storylines, its central relationships and its characters. ‘Date Expectations’ took the show to a place I don’t think any of us could have imagined when it started out and, on top of all the other thing’s it’s done right this year, it makes me excited about what the writers might have planned for the remaining three hours. There’s no telling whether the show will be renewed for a third season but, if this is the last of it, at least it’ll go out on a creative high.

The main event was of course Walt and Bennett’s storyline, which pushed them to be relevant again after the swiftly dealt-with coming out storyline. I can’t name a teen drama that has pushed its gay character (and let’s face it, there’s usually only one) back into the closet after they’ve found the strength to step outside as themselves but, by introducing the issue of AIDS to their story, we now have a very legitimate reason for that to happen. Scared away from the world he so wanted to be a part of, it’s possible we’ll now be watching Walt try to regain the layers of protection he had before.



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