I predicted months ago that MTV's juicy summer drama Finding Carter would become my new television obsession, and it turns out, I was right — I'm hooked on the kidnapping drama. Unfortunately, there's one thing that I still can't get behind when it comes to Finding Carter, and that's the titular character herself. Actress Kathryn Prescott (the much-beloved Emily Fitch from Skins!) is awesome, but Carter herself? She's the absolute worst.
I've speculated before on how Carter's bad attitude, unnecessary rebellions, and overall whiny teenager BS might pay off. Carter clearly hasn't processed her kidnapping and has refused to see her biological parent's side of the story, instead insisting that Elizabeth, her mother, has taken her away from the only "good" parent she ever knew. Carter's reluctance to bond with her mother has made Carter come off as cold and unfeeling (a hard thing to do given that Carter's bio-mom is hardly warm and fuzzy). It's no wonder that fans are having trouble deciding whether Carter is a character they should sympathize with — after all, if she can barely muster up an ounce of sympathy for the parents who thought she was dead for 13 years, why should we care that she was taken away from her "super great" kidnapper?
The first two episodes of Finding Carter (the second episode was aired immediately after the pilot) definitely didn't make fans of the show cry "Team Carter," but last week's episode "Drive" did show that Carter was completely incapable of change. Well, sort of — for every step forward, Carter seems to take at least another step back.
Check out all of the things Carter did in last week's episode to determine if the pros outweigh the cons.
This Week's Carter Index
So, is Carter still the worst? She's certainly no bucket of sunshine and rainbows, but last episode did end on a positive note, even if it started with Carter being more obnoxious than ever. (Come on, making out with a drug dealer in front of your parents? Who are you, Marissa Cooper?)
Even though I'm not a huge fan of Carter herself, Finding Carter continues to intrigue me. Here's hoping that Carter has a few more pros in future episodes. We found Carter, so now let's have her find a heart.