I didn't watch this, but I just read that they are using the post-9/11 skyline. I'm torn on that - I understand the sensitivity about it, but I really dislike revisionist history.
It took me out of it, too. They went to great lengths to re-create the 80s otherwise. Sad.
The show's watchable but there's too much other good stuff on TV.
This is an observation rather than a criticism: the woman playing young Carrie appears to be channeling the Sarah Jessica Parker interpretation of the character.