The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Review “Borderline”


This episode of The Carrie Diaries felt more to me like an episode of Sex and the City than this little sister show has ever done, with a tricky writing assignment, a dashing new beau and a distinct negligence towards the high school storylines – I like! Not only does this show that the series has figured out where it’s at its best, but also what we need to see our heroine doing from week to week.

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as Carrie pitching her first idea to Larissa and landing herself a dream writing career – is anything ever that easy for Ms Bradshaw? She decides that her ticket from intern to Interview writer is to write a juicy story on currently hot theatre writer Adam Weaver. She goes to see his play and is the only member of the audience who finds an intentional funny scene amusing, thus catching his attention and getting far too involved with a so-called ‘subject’ for her article.

A little romance with an older, cultured New York writer is just what she needs after her breakup with Sebastian, and it’s sweet how they bond over their respective losses. Meanwhile, Sebastian is continuing with his whole Mrs Robinson kick, and Maggie is crushing on him even more now that she’s sworn off older men. Do I smell a love square? Not that Carrie should care what her ex-boyfriend and her ex-bestie are doing back home – she has bigger and better things to be getting on with.

Something that got a lot less complicated this week was the relationship between Walt and Bennett. After accepting a date with a suave ad man from upstairs, Walt and Bennett decide that they like each other too much to not be exclusive. Aw, well that’s a relief. And, despite blowing her shot with Larissa and deciding she liked Weaver more than her article, I predict big things for Carrie this season. The whole world of the show feels much bigger, and I’m like The Carrie Diaries quite a lot more this season because of it.

What did you think of the episode? Should Maggie be pursuing Sebastian at all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.