MTV‘s new summer TV show Finding Carter really got me. I’ve seen a couple of trailers and promos ahead of the official release and I couldn’t wait to finally watch an entire episode. Luckily, they started off with a double feature showing the first two episodes at once and giving the audience the possibility to really get into the topic, which is actually quite heavy for a summer show, but nicely interrupted by humerous scenes.
So, you’re probably wondering, what the show is about. It is about a 16 year old girl, Carter, who finds out that she’s been abducted at the age of three and that her mother, whom she loves dearly, therefore isn’t her real mother. She now has to return to parents, grandparents, a twin sister and younger brother who are complete strangers to her. Yet, this isn’t your typical family-re-uniting-and-all-is-good type of story, because Carter loves her mother and just wants to be with her instead of staying with the overly controlling detective who is her real mother, but intends to hunt down the woman Carter loves. Clearly, this is bound to lead to a bunch of problems.
I think the show really starts of interesting, because you understand both sides. The loss the family went through and never really coped with on the one hand, while on the other hand you also get that Carter’s life was great and that she never wanted anything to change. I absolutely cannot wait to see how this show will continue and how the side plots will develop. Next to the main issue, you’ve got a lot of love-triangles (or love-pentagons, if such a thing exists) and money problems and deceit in general.
I didn’t know a lot of the actors and actresses besides the parents and a couple of the teens, but everyone seems to be cast really well. The show includes appearances of Kathryn Prescott, Cynthia Watros, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Alexis Denisof, Zac Pullman, Milena Govich, Alex Saxon, Jesse Henderson, Caleb Ruminer, Vanessa Morgan, Eddie Matos, Jesse Carere and many more. Also, like in Teen Wolf, Faking It and Awkward, the music of the show is really great. The theme song is by MisterWives and called Vagabond, but the rest of the songs are also selected very well.
As I said, I can’t wait to see more. Have you watched it? If not, you can check out the trailer below and if you’ve seen it, give me your thoughts!