MTV's latest drama, Finding Carter, gave a great and promising two-hour series premiere last night. Kathryn Prescott stars as Carter, a 16-year-old girl who lives with her young mother Laura. After being arrested for breaking into an amusement park with some friends, the police find out that Carter isn't who she thinks she is; the mother she loves is really the woman who kidnapped her. Her real name is Lynden, and her real parents have been looking for her for years. She has a twin sister, and a younger brother. Cynthia Watros (Guiding Light, Lost, The Young and the Restless) stars as Carter's real mom, a cop who struggles to reconnect with the daughter she lost.
Her abductor mother, whom she believes to be her real mother, is now on the run from the law. I found the show's premise to be very interesting and fresh. Much like the infamous Girl on the Milk Carton children's novel, it seems as though the people running Finding Carter have a firm grasp on what this must be like for a girl to have a bombshell like this dropped on her, in this day and age. Kathryn Prescott was the perfect pick for Carter; she nails the character's ruthless, wacky and fun persona in every way.
Navigating through this bombshell and trying to keep her life in one piece, Carter tries to be a normal teenager while still wondering where her abductor mother is. I'm very excited for what's to come this summer for Finding Carter! Catch it Tuesdays at 10/9c on MTV.