Continuity Errors Between ‘Sex And The City’ and ‘The Carrie Diaries’ 

Earlier than there was Intercourse and the Metropolis, Carrie Bradshaw was a teenage lady within the Connecticut suburbs on The Carrie Diaries.

After The CW started airing a prequel about Sarah Jessica Parker’s vogue icon in 2013, followers started to note a number of liberties being taken about Carrie’s upbringing.

“I needed to inform a model of the story I believed I might write to for not only one episode however for a lot of,” showrunner Amy B. Harris, who beforehand served as a producer on the OG sequence, advised The Hollywood Reporter in January 2013. “We debated so much about whether or not or to not embrace something about Carrie’s household backstory in [Sex and the City] and we talked about as soon as [on SATC] that the daddy had left. It didn’t really feel like the best model to me, as a result of the story felt extra sophisticated than a guardian leaving, and Candace [Bushnell’s] model [with Carrie’s mom dying] within the ebook actually spoke to me, the concept she has an excellent relationship along with her father, which is why she’s on the lookout for a sure sort of man.”

The Carrie Diaries, which was canceled in 2014 after two seasons, starred AnnaSophia Robb because the title character alongside Austin Butler, Katie Findlay, Brendan Dooling, Ellen Wong, Matt Letscher, Freema Agyeman and Stefania LaVie Owen. The dramedy adopted Carrie as she balanced her suburban life in highschool along with her first internship within the metropolis.

Nonetheless, many followers rewatching Intercourse and the Metropolis or beginning the And Simply Like That revival have pointed on the market are a number of continuity errors between the reveals. Preserve studying for the largest plot discrepancies:

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Carrie’s Household

Though Parker’s Carrie as soon as famous on SATC that her father had left her household, that isn’t the case in The Carrie Diaries. Based mostly on Bushnell’s 2011 prequel novel, The Carrie Diaries introduces lawyer Tom Bradshaw within the pilot as a dad struggling to boost daughters Carrie and Dorrit (Owen) after the loss of life of his spouse, Grace. SATC doesn’t point out Carrie’s mother or siblings in any respect.

Austin Butler and AnnaSophia Robb in ‘The Carrie Diaries’
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Excessive College Love

SATC followers will bear in mind Carrie’s highschool boyfriend, Jeremy, making a one-off look in season 6. Nonetheless, Carrie had a couple of totally different love pursuits in The Carrie Diaries — and none of them had been named Jeremy. Forward of season 1, Carrie’s former childhood pal Sebastian Kydd (Butler, lengthy earlier than he performed Elvis) had moved away from Castlebury, Connecticut, together with his household. They moved again throughout his junior yr and he reconnected with Robb’s Carrie. After a will-they-or-won’t-they story line, they ultimately bought collectively earlier than she selected her Interview profession over their highschool romance. Carrie later dated George Silver (Richard Kohnke), who was a household pal, and wunderkind playwright Adam Weaver (Chris Wooden).

Shedding Her Virginity

Whereas SATC’s Carrie described her first time as an informal hookup in a locker room, the prequel revealed she really wished it to be a significant expertise. Robb’s Carrie ultimately had intercourse for the primary time with Weaver in his NYC condominium throughout season 2, which kickstarted her writing about her intimate life.

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Sarah Jessica Parkerin ‘Intercourse and The Metropolis’.
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Introducing Samantha

Samantha was the primary SATC pal to reach in The Carrie Diaries when Lindsay Gort stepped into her stilettos throughout season 2. Samantha was launched because the cousin of Carrie’s faculty rival, Donna (Chloe Bridges). Gort’s Samantha was working as a bouncer at a dive bar when she met Carrie and Walt (Dooling) throughout their summer time within the metropolis. Based on the Intercourse and the Metropolis 2 film in 2010, Samantha (Kim Cattrall) was bartending at CBGB’s, a legendary music venue within the metropolis, once they met.

Assembly Her ‘Intercourse and the Metropolis’ Besties

Intercourse and the Metropolis 2 additionally defined that Carrie met Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) earlier than Samantha, which erases the continuity of The Carrie Diaries season 2 since followers by no means met Charlotte and Miranda as teenagers. Based on Bushnell’s second Carrie Diaries novel, Carrie met Charlotte on a practice as Carrie was leaving NYC after her summer time journey. Charlotte even proclaimed that she was shifting to city with a purpose to meet her future husband. Within the ebook, Carrie met Miranda when the then-aspiring lawyer was protesting outdoors Saks Fifth Avenue within the metropolis. The film modified their assembly to a Bloomingdales, the place Miranda was crying in a becoming room as an alternative of crusading for justice outdoors.

Discovering a Good friend in Stanford

SATC made it identified that Carrie and Stanford (Willie Garson) had been ride-or-dies because the Eighties (the time interval of which The Carrie Diaries was set) again at a time when Carrie rode the subway and wore Candie’s. The Carrie Diaries, nonetheless, by no means confirmed Stanford however did set up he was the roommate of Carrie’s Interview journal coworker Bennett (Jake Robinson), and that he labored as a membership promoter. Based on Bennett, Stanford was hardly ever dwelling of their shared abode.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and John Corbett in ‘And Simply Like That’ season 2
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Shifting to the Huge Apple

Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) and Parker’s Carrie revealed in And Simply Like That season 2 that she first moved to town on the age of 21. However, per The Carrie Diaries, she was 16 when she first frolicked within the metropolis as an intern and 17 when she lived there for an prolonged interval.