Like a chronic rash, Carrie Bradshaw just keeps coming back. It’s old news that the folks behind Sex and the City want to make a third movie, but that vague threat was overshadowed by the very real revelation, earlier this week, that the CW has committed to developing The Carrie Diaries. The SATC prequel will follow Carrie to high school in the early ’80s, where she’ll have a boyfriend and a popular-girl rival. Pretty groundbreaking stuff, right? The whole misguided mess has us thinking about shows whose prequels we’d actually enjoy watching. Ten of our suggestions are after the jump; add yours in the comments.
All in the Family
Concept: The show had no shortage of sequels (Archie Bunker’s Place) or spin-offs (Maude, The Jeffersons, etc.), but as far as we know, there was never an All in the Family prequel. Seeing as Archie Bunker is so well-known for his hatred of hippie youth culture — as evidenced by his relationship with his daughter’s husband, Michael, who he famously calls “Meathead” — we’re interested to see what he would have been like as a teenager and young adult. Imagine the possibilities for M.A.S.H.-style humor in the seasons where Archie’s in the army.