The CW’s ‘Carrie Diaries’ Has a Very New York Problem

Jan 16, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The CW’s "Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries" has a problem that might be apparent to many viewers: the absence of the World Trade Center from the 1980s-era city, reports Joe Flint in the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.

"Despite lots of skyline shots of the city and a setting in downtown New York, where the law firm Carrie is interning at is located, the Twin Towers are nowhere to be found," Flint writes.

He continues, "The omission becomes very apparent to any New Yorker (or ex-New Yorker) in one scene in which Carrie discovers Century 21, the famed discount clothing warehouse that was in the shadows of the World Trade Center."

"Whether the lack of at least one shot of the towers was an oversight or a creative decision, it was a bad choice," he adds. "Yes, seeing the towers in all their majesty could be jarring for many. But not showing them seems like a rewriting of history and an unnecessary removal of what was one of the city’s best known landmarks."


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  1. If that is the only criticism you have of the show, it must be pretty good.

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