Review – Flavorwire

July 8, 2014 1:56 PM

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It’s always a bit of a surprise when MTV premieres a scripted series. Teen Wolf, Faking It, and Awkward., are all popular, but the network still has about four times as much unscripted content as scripted series. Finding Carter is an even bigger surprise; not only is it an hour-long drama, but it’s a family drama, and one that’s supposed to pack an emotional punch with every episode. Finding Carter has a great premise, a solid cast, and is overall a refreshing departure for the network. So why doesn’t it work?

Finding Carter has a storyline that ABC Family would drool over: 16-year-old Carter (Kathryn Prescott, who was great as Emily on UK’s Skins) suddenly finds out that she was taken from her family at age three and that the only mother she knows is actually her kidnapper. She’s returned to her original...

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