For the longest time, it seemed that people couldn’t get enough of Carrie Bradshaw. Sex and the City ran for six seasons. There were two feature films. Wanting to become “the next Carrie Bradshaw” was a common aspiration among young female writers.
Yet, it seems the Carrie magic is running out. The Carrie Diaries, a Sex and the City prequel that shows a young Carrie coming of age, scored a 0.73 on the Zap 2 It scale — which means it’s more likely to be canceled than renewed for a second season.
If the show is canned, there are sure to be some disappointed fans.
“Though Carrie Diaries has struggled in the Nielsen ratings, it soars online — coming in second only to The Vampire Diaries for The CW’s streaming,” wrote a Zap 2 It reviewer.
Even though the show does seem to have a solid base of teenage fans and the acting has been positively reviewed, many viewers of the first season were frustrated by the plot’s pace.
“While this season has been full of some really great individual moments, stories and episodes, the whole piece has been disjointed and sometimes even disorienting,” wrote Cory Barker for Tv.com.
In addition to the script shortcomings, the show was cursed by some criticism from Sarah Jessica Parker.
“I’m not sure,” Parker told Net-a-Porter of her Carrie Diaries opinion. “You know, I think it’s one of those tests of your generosity. She [AnnaSophia Robb] is a lovely girl and I want her to feel good about it, but it’s… odd.”
Saying this comment “cursed” the show may seem a little dramatic. But, for a series that was supposed to run off the Sex and the City buzz, failing to gain the support of the original Carrie Bradshaw is a pretty big deal.
Do you hope the show will be renewed? Did you watch any of the first season?
UPDATE: The Carrie Diaries has been renewed for a second season!