This West guy came out of nowhere and stole last night’s episode of The Carrie Diaries. West (full name Thomas West as seen on his school transcript) is a black varsity athlete from a single parent family who’s the top of his class. The college trifecta as Mouse puts it, but she fails to mention West is also CW top level attractive and incredibly adorable. His and Mouse’s rubik cube battle was the highlight of this episode. Rubik’s training to “Eye of the Tiger”, classic. That whole sequence was awesome and brought the show back to that kitschy 80s feel it’s been missing for the past couple of episodes. All we can say is, more West and more Mouse in crazy warm up outfits please.
Also back with a vengeance in “The Great Unknown”, Dorrit being awesome, KyddShaw make out scenes, Walt’s confused sexuality, and Daddy Bradshaw’s unstoppable libido. Generally I loath the use of ship names and insist on using characters full names for all they’re worth, but it was hilarious to see Carrie and Sebastian being given a nickname in the 80s. Sort of retro-meta and I dug it, so I’ll happily accept their KyddShaw branding. Carrie was just as annoying as usual in “The Great Unknown”, but her motives were more real than they have been in the past. That fear you feel in your first relationship makes you do silly things and Carrie did a good job encompassing that naive 16 year old way of life. If we don’t get to the point in KyddShaw where we have the ABS that would be a shame, but for now their innocence is just adorable. Are you cold?
Daddy Bradshaw is the creepiest father of all time. Thank goodness his children are unaware of his actions, I only wish we too could be in the dark. Really, who cares about his “relations” with some rando aerobics teacher? Why is Mr. Medina still on this show? That whole plot is unappealing and cringe worthy. It needs to go away. It doesn’t add much to the story and just seems like a waste of time that could be spent on Austin Butler’s face.
Finally a character commented on Walt’s insane sweater collection. The whole Donna/Walt shopping thing was very Christian/Cher in Clueless, but was none the less adorable. The whole fall off the bed thing was EXACTLY Christian and Cher come to think of it. Donna has been a great character from the beginning and to see her softer side just made her more appealing. She’s a confident woman who knows what she wants. Not something generally seen on teen shows. Now that she and Walt are rightly broken up let’s hope for fabulous boy talk sessions between them. Also, is Donna’s LA based older brother a possible Walt love interest? Maybe a pre-Beckett? Only time will tell.
And then we have Dorrit, who once again proves to be the smartest person in The Carrie Diaries universe by telling Carrie she should live life to the fullest. Amen Dorrit, we love you.
There are only four more episodes to this season and so far the CW has made no announcement about renewal. Seems The Carrie Diaries may be in a race with Beauty and the Beast for renewal on televisions most forgiving network. Reflecting on the past 9 episodes it is certain that The Carrie Diaries isn’t perfect. It doesn’t hold up to the first season of CW classics like The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl, but it’s a decent show. One of its major issues is attempting to stretch the Sex and the City style to an hour format. The show is being helmed by Amy Harris who worked on SATC and her writing is quite good, but just doesn’t feel right in an hour show. Regardless, we would be up for a second season and really hope the show gets renewed. If not, Sebastian Kydd’s smirky goodness will be sorely missed.
What did you think of last night’s episode? Will KyddShaw last? Do you think The Carrie Diaries should be renewed? Let us know in the comments.
The Carrie Diaries airs Monday at 8/7c on the CW.