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The Carrie Diaries Episode 2: Lie With Me Promo

The CW brought Carrie Bradshaw back to the small screen last night with the premiere of The Carrie Diaries, a prequel series to Sex and the City, which focuses on the character in her high school years, when she was just beginning her love affair with New York City and starting to learn about romance and sex. Check out the preview for next week's episode, which has Carrie wondering if the impossible can become possible.

First up, if you missed the first episode, you can watch it online here (opens in new tab).

Last night's series premiere re-introduced us to Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) as she was as a teenager, back in the 80s. Her love of fashion, curiosity about sex and romance, and instant appreciation for New York City are all apparent from the start, and familiar to those of us who know the character from the HBO series (or the books in which she originated). The only thing missing are the cigarettes, though I'd be surprised if they had young Carrie smoking, even if it is supposed to be the 80s. In addition to introducing us to Carrie's friends, who have their own romantic issues to deal with, and a possible love interest for Carrie in Austin Butler's Sebastian Kydd, we also met Larissa (Freema Agyeman), a magazine editor who forms an instant connection with Carrie. She's featured in the promo below for next week's "Lie with Me."

I don't know what to make of Larissa. On one hand, she's fun and carefree and she's encouraging Carrie to take chances. She could make for an interesting mentor for Carrie. On the other hand, in the first episode, she was shoplifting, and in the preview above, she's encouraging her to lie. So maybe she isn't the greatest influence for Carrie. But, at the very least, she could be a good catalyst for drama and shenanigans.

The Carrie Diaries airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

Kelly West
Kelly West

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