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Sarah Jessica Parker recently criticized The CW network's "The Carrie Diaries," describing the teen drama series as "odd" in a new interview.
The 47-year-old actress, who is best known for her role as "Carrie Bradshaw" in HBO series "Sex and The City," admitted that while she supports the prequel's main actress AnnaSophia Robb, she is not necessarily fond of the show.
"The Carrie Diaries" explores the early life of Bradshaw and her journey through junior highschool while adjusting to life as an intern in New York City.
"I'm not sure. You know, I think it's one of those tests of your generosity," Parker told digital magazine Net-a-Porter when asked about The Carrie Diaries.
"She (Robb) is a lovely girl and I want her to feel good about it, but it's… odd."
The show, which is currently in it's first season, aired on The CW network in January during which it received mixed reviews. While some critics hailed the show as entertaining, others suggested it is a disastrous attempt to "cash in" on "SATC."
"As much as it bugs me to admit, I enjoyed it! Love the fashion choices and juicy plot #carriediaries," viewer Alex M tweeted.
Matt Zoller-Seitz from New York Magazine's Vulture site described the show as being "an inept spin off that dishonors its source," adding that "The Carrie Diaries is mostly about one thing - wanting to cash in on Sex and the City."
Some "SATC" fans pointed out that Carrie appears to have a different back story in "The Carries Diaries." In "SATC" viewers were led to believe that the successful journalist and fashionista came from humble beginnings.
"The new show sets Carrie's adolescence in upper-crust Connecticut, in a town whose very name, Castlebury, suggests it's fit for a princess. Her dad wears fancy suits and gets her a sophisticated law-firm internship," Vulture's Patti Greco wrote. "SATC, on the other hand, gave you glimpses of a Carrie whose roots seemed much more working-class."