Spotted: a certain Army Wives hunk playing the rich father of a high school boy on the brand new show, The Carrie Diaries. And I’m allowed to say hunk because I think he kind of looks like an older version of Jim. Can you guess who it is?
Frank Sherwood (known in real life as Terry Serpico) is playing the father of Sebastion, high school hottie, Austin Butler (I’m also allowed to say he’s a hottie because he is over 18 and not actually in high school.) Frank Sherwood kind of looks like he could be his father, if you squint and forget the fact the he belongs on Army Wives, not The Carrie Diaries.
The only proof of it really being him during the brief scene where I spotted him is on his twitter account, where he Tweets on October 15, ” Hey All. On set at The Carrie Diaries. Great group of young actors!” I guess this means he’s not going to be a regular, he isn’t even listed on IMDB as part of the cast, nor is it listed on his list of appearances on his IMDB log. If you blinked your eyes, you would have missed him. Anyone who “Tweets” want to Tweet him up and ask him if he will be on again? I haven’t gotten the hang of the whole Twitter thing yet and probably won’t, ever.
All that aside, I’m digging the new teen show, The Carrie Diaries, based on the books by Candace Bushnell, a prequel to the hit HBO show Sex & the City. AnnaSophia Robb is no Sarah Jessica Parker, but they both have the whole big hair thing going on and a similar (sometimes crazy) sense of style. I have yet to read the books, but I’m willing to give them a shot at some point or another.
What I like best about the show is the 80’s music (and, of course, the retro cell phone) between scenes; brings me back to band camp circa 2003. That’s right folks, I was in the band and I am darn proud of it. I was in color guard all throughout high school, and yes I played the flute too. Band camp 2003 was full of 80’s music and dancing on the deck of our cabins, during what little breaks we had. This is why I love teen shows so much, brings me back to a time we all love to hate and hate to love, high school.
One thing that really bothers me about the show is the mean girl played by Chloe Bridges. Did her character’s name really have to be Donna? Reminds me of the original 90210 every single time I hear it.
Watch The Carrie Diaries on the CW at 8:00 PM EST
Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe, you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be. – Sex & the City