On left: Lindsey Gort and AnnaSophia Robb as Samantha and Carrie
On right: Austin Butler as Sebastian (top), Chloe Bridges as Donna LaDonna (bottom)
The CW's The Carrie Diaries just returned for its second season, and is getting off on the right foot! Lindsey Gort has joined the cast as young Samantha Jones, and let's just say that this show's casting department definitely knows what they're doing! Not only that, show namesake Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) is much feistier than last season. She's got more of an identity this season, and knows who knows what she wants with her life. The rest of the stunning cast has returned, including Austin Butler as bad rich boy Sebastian Kydd.
The first season, which debuted last January, wasn't a great success in the ratings, but still got renewed for another year. It was also met with generally favourable critical reviews. In my opinion, it's definitely one of the year's best new shows. For those who don't know what The Carrie Diaries is about, it follows Carrie Bradshaw "before there was sex and before there was the city", set during her high school years in 1984. Robb's portrayal has been amazingly excellent of young Carrie, I can only wonder what Sarah Jessica Parker has to say, let alone the rest of the original Sex and the City cast. It is literally one of my favorite shows. Despite moving from Mondays to Fridays for season two, The Carrie Diaries has a great season ahead, filled with 1980s teen drama. Catch it Fridays at 8/7c on The CW.