Carrie Bradshaw’s “Manhattan Love Story”

How many of us dreamed about our post-college lives resembling something similar to Sex and the City? Fashion, fun, excitement and cocktails with hot guys and our best girlfriends. We all wanted that, didn’t we?

What about when we were in high school? What did we dream about then?

images-1The CW just premiered its newest show with the answers to that and so much more. Flashback to cliques, drama, boys and worrying about how to find yourself while preparing for life after high school.Β The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to Carrie Bradshaw’s six-year run in the city that never sleeps. It’s cute, vibrant and a little bit cheesy. But what else would you expect from a show revolving around high school?

Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 7.25.10 PMYou may recognize young Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) from her role as Violet in Tim Burton’s remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But this gum-chewing girl has certainly grown up, portraying a curly blonde in the 80s with a keen sense of fashion — exactly as you’d expect the young Carrie Bradshaw.

Following Carrie and her friends (who are unfortunately not Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha) through high school, this show takes you back to the beginning of Carrie’s infatuation for NYC in a world of full of hormonal teenagers, land line telephones, big hair and bright fashion. She’s 16-years-old, living in a Connecticut suburb and dreaming of finding herself as a writer. She hasn’t had it easy, but now she’s onto the adventure of a lifetime. Before long, Carrie encounters a fun, twenty-something style editor named Larissa, and quickly makes her a mentor to follow in the exciting city life and world of fashion magazines.

Just like Sex and the City, this show is based off of another one of Candace Bushnell‘s novels. The Carrie Diaries airs Monday nights on The CW at 8 p.m. and is just two episodes in to the brand new series. Watch the full trailer here and if you check it out tomorrow, be sure to let us know what you think!

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