The Carrie Diaries is an American teen drama that tells the story of the character Carrie’s high-school years in 1984. It is a prequel to the famous American television series ‘Sex and the City’. Carrie Bradshaw is a 16-year-old high school girl from Connecticut who lives far from the city. After her mother’s untimely death, she gains an opportunity to intern at a law office while experiencing life in New York City. Beginning on January 14th, 2013 ‘the Carrie Diaries Season 1’ succeeded to tickle people’s fancy and gained the public’s interest, so a second season premiered ‘Carrie Diaries Season 2’ on October 25th, 2013.
As Carrie Bradshaw grows up, she starts to become a real ‘New Yorker’ and we follow her curiosity in love, sex, friendship, and family. Having bright and pleasant atmosphere, this drama has earned massive popularity from women in their twenties. It allows people to get a sense of life in New York and experience American culture in 1980s. Following Carrie’s process of personal growth is another element of the show that intrigues the public.
Here are a few examples of scenes from the show:
Carrie Diaries Season 1 Episode 4
1) The situation that the expression is used: After breaking up with Sebastian, Carrie is consulting with her best friends, Maggie and Mouse. Carrie is worrying that she would be rejected from Sebastian due to her mistake. However, Maggie comforts Carrie by telling her that “It is a good thing.” to break up with Sebastian.
Carrie : I know I made a mistake, and I wanted to talk to Sebastian about it, except he was like, "discussion's over. I'm out.” I mean, is it my fault he wouldn't even talk about it?
Mouse : And what kind of a guy does that? A jerk. That's what kind.
Maggie : I say good riddance. If you were still dating Sebastian, you'd have to spend Halloween with him.
good riddance : I'm happy that someone or something is gone
- Peter and his nasty dog have finally moved out. Good riddance!
- Good riddance to you, madam
Carrie Diaries Season 1 Episode 4
2) The situation that the expression is used: As Maggie tries to go to Sebastian’s party Mouse tries to stop her from going there. She is using the expression in the meaning of ‘Please why don’t you stay home and relax tonight?’
Mouse : Oh, barf! You wanna go to Sebastian's party? No way. I can't believe you dragged me over here for this. What happened to laying low tonight?
Maggie : Well, I was planning on doing just that until I realized we totally owe it to Carrie to go.
Lay low (verb) : To remain hidden or to
- I’m going to lay low for a bit in case the police are looking for me.
- Lay low and avoid trouble.
Carrie Diaries Season 1 Episode 5
3) The situation that the expression is used: While having a conversation with Walt, Maggie was absorbed in deep thought. Hence, Walt is calling Maggie in the meaning of “Hello, are you listening?”
Walt : Earth to Mags. What's going on?
Maggie ; What? Nothing.
Walt : Come on. I know when something's up. You get that look.
Earth to someone : “Hello someone, are you listening?” It is a means you are trying to get the attention of someone who is ignoring you or who is daydreaming. As if one were on the earth, trying to contact someone in a spaceship.
- Earth to Mom! Earth to Mom! What's for dinner?
- Earth to Mary. Why do you look so sad?
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