Chick Lit On TV: The Carrie Diaries, Episode 3

Nancy's Discussion of The Carrie Diaries, Episode 3

I love the way his hair swoops onto hers. Adorable!
Oh, Carrie. Snooping around and telling everyone about it will always backfire. In "Read Before Use," Carrie is determined to find out why her dad, Tom, won't let her date Sebastian. Why is Sebastian labeled a bad boy? Carrie's curiosity takes over, which only leads to trouble. Despite the warnings, she hangs out with him anyway. I liked when Carrie and Sebastian listened to music together, sharing headphones. It was a cute scene and even cuter when Sebastian got her headphones of her own. 

Meanwhile, Tom finds out that when he tells women he's a widower, they are instantly attracted to him. But he isn't ready to get romantically involved with anyone, despite his first visit to a singles bar. Dorrit steals a hamster from the pet store, hides it from Tom, then loses it. Nothing too thrilling going on with her story line, but she plays the part of bratty little sister well. Elsewhere, Mouse is preparing for her date with her on/off boyfriend, and Maggie is trying to get over her breakup with Walt. 

Carrie discovers that Sebastian got kicked out of his last school for having "intimate relations" with his art history teacher. This is reminiscent of Pacey's affair with a teacher in Dawson's Creek. I thought it was funny when Carrie asks Sebastian, "Where did you learn to kiss like that?" and he responds, "I had a good teacher." Ha! She freaks out. End of date. But it isn't until the end of the episode that she tells him she looked through her dad's files and found out about his past. Big mistake. Looks like Carrie's romance with Sebastian is over...for now. 

I enjoyed this episode. Like the two episodes before, it was entertaining without being overly dramatic or cheesy. The show has a fun, nostalgic quality with plenty of adorable outfits and great 80s songs.  

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