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Awkward. 8 Seasons 2011

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Season 1
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4.3 out of 5 stars (1,784) IMDb 7.7/10

From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl, & parents who just don't get it - Jenna's misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but it's not without some missteps and mishaps along the way.

Starring:
Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff

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Season 1
1. Pilot

Things go from bad to worse for Jenna Hamilton when a mysterious letter falsely leads everyone to believe that she has attempted suicide. Rather than let her new identity define her, Jenna makes some big changes in her life.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: July 19, 2011
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2. Knocker Nightmare

Sadie and Lissa sext a nude photo of Jenna in the girls' locker room to the entire school. Despite the ridicule and gossip, the prank also elicits some surprising reactions from Jenna's big crush Matty.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: July 26, 2011
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3. The Way We Weren't

Jenna wonders if Matt is planning to take their relationship public when he invites her to a party. Jenna also realizes she might actually have more in common with Jake.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: August 2, 2011
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4. The Scarlet Eye

Jenna wants to define her relationship with Matty, but she worries it will come at the risk of losing him. Meanwhile, Tamara enjoys her first sex scandal after contracting pink eye in a hot tub make-out session.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: August 9, 2011
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5. Jenna Lives

A strange stalker brings Jenna's suicide stigma back to life. Jenna starts to wonder if her reputation is preventing Matty from seeing her as girlfriend material.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: August 16, 2011
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6. Queen Bee-atches

Jenna mingles with the mean girls when she rushes Palos Verdes' elite mother/daughter charity organization. Things get even more awkward when she bumps into Matty and Jake.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: August 23, 2011
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7. Over My Dead Body

Jenna gets cast as the victim in a mock-DUI event. As she struggles with her role, Jake and Matty struggle for her attention.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: August 30, 2011
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8. The Adventures of Aunt Ally and the Lil' Bitch

When Lacey's BFF Ally comes to town, they decide to "help" Jenna throw a rager. The next day, a forgetful and hungover Jenna struggles to reconstruct the events of the wild night and find out who she kissed.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: September 6, 2011
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9. My Super Bittersweet Sixteen

Jenna experiences an embarrassing sixteenth birthday and deals with the repercussions of everyone she's alienated. After failing her driving test, she wonders if she can repair her relationships with Matty and Tamara.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: September 13, 2011
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10. No Doubt

Matty asks Jenna out on their first real date. But a revelation leads Jenna to question everything about her romance with Matty.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: September 20, 2011
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11. I am Jenna Hamilton

Jenna hopes Matty will ask her to the Winter Formal and Sadie taints Jenna's nomination for Formal Princess.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: September 27, 2011
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12. Fateful

Jenna must finally decide between Jake and Matty, Tamara's love life takes a surprising turn, Ming brings an unexpected date and the mystery behind the care-frontation letter is unveiled.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: July 19, 2011
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Bonus: Awkward

Meet the cast and go behind the scenes of Awkward. See how the cast takes on their characters and Jake takes you on a tour of the set.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 11 minutes Release date: July 17, 2011
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By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on September 30, 2011
Format: DVD
One of the most pleasant surprises of the television season came courtesy of MTV with the clever comedy "Awkward." In truth, I didn't expect much more than a retread of typical high school cliches served up by super stylized and self-aware characters. Yes, "Awkward" does adhere to many classic elements that we've seen in countless other productions, but here they seem fresh, updated, and quite smart. "Sixteen Candles" and "Heathers" are two high school films with strong female protagonists that I really connected with many years ago. I'd be proud to say that "Awkward" sticks closely to the successful formula of the past and modernizes it for contemporary audiences. Combining the sweet awkwardness (for lack of a better word) of "Sixteen Candles" with the brutal ruthlessness of "Heathers," this show is an expert blend of black comedy, romance, and outright slapstick. And it's terrifically entertaining with savvy and quotable dialogue.

Ashley Rickards plays the central character of Jenna, a normal teen experiencing the expected angst of growing up today. Jenna is sort of an every girl character--grounded and relatable, smart without being overly precious. She's not particular popular, but has had a clandestine affair with the boy of her dreams over the summer. She receives a biting and critical letter anonymously that savages her very existence. Before she has time to process it, though, she has a mishap that everyone believes is a suicide attempt. Suddenly, Jenna is thrust into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Season One consists of twelve episodes that show Jenna gaining in confidence as she adapts to her newfound fame, attempts to unlock the mystery of the letter, and tries to woo her secret lover into a public relationship when his best friend is also smitten with her.
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While I enjoy the show, I found it highly annoying that, even on the DVD, they BLEEPED OUT even the minor cuss words. The least they could do was give viewers the OPTION of whether or not the version they watched was censored.
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I watched the entire series in one seating. Where R.J. Berger was more laugh out loud in your face funny, Awkward was more subtle in its approach, choosing to build over time. I was also annoyed by the bleeping out of words, though not enough to impact my review.

Jenna (played by Ashley Richards) is faced with numerous "teen challenges" subsequent to kicking the season off with her first sexual encounter and then having everyone think she attempted suicide, as a result of a comedy of errors, including having found a mysterious note with hard core life advice. Without totally recapping the plot, starting her sophomore year with her right arm inverted upwards in a cast and the rumors of her attempted suicide attempt, sets the tone for the year while also getting her "deflowerer" to DTR (AKA define their relationship). She has a hot (albeit enhanced) mom who had her while in her teens, 2-solid friends, an overweight cheerleader as a protagonist and another guy that really likes her (though is dating a hot blonde who made a chastity pledge).

IMHO, what makes this work is that Ashley Richards is/was only 19-20 herself (and apparently graduated HS @ 15 and is a member of Mensa).

On a personal note, having a pre-teen daughter myself, I can only hope (and prepare) that this will not be a precursor to endless worry!
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Accidentally got hooked during a marathon of this show on MTV2. Only caught the last two seasons though. When husband came home from work, I figured I'd turn it off, because he wouldn't be into it (I'm in my 30's and he's in his 40's, so we aren't exactly the prime demographic for the show). He got caught up in it too, because It. Is. Hilarious. Also, the pacing for each episode and each season is good. Always something happening, but issues don't stay unresolved long enough to become frustrating. Turns out my best friend loves it too. One minor complaint, but I can't be 100% sure it isn't related to our hardware/connection: some scenes run a little slow--it's a weird visual glitch that makes everything look kind of like a dream or flashback, and it's really annoying. Restarting the scene doesn't help; nothing we can think of helps. But it's not so bad as to be unwatchable, and it only lasts for one scene once every few episodes. The show itself is clever and funnier than almost any comedy on tv currently.
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My GOD. I think this show is funny, sexy, and interesting. But the producers are forcing adult content onto the high school scene. If kids are really acting so mature, what's left of being a kid? This show portrays the relationships and freedom befitting college students, not high school students. I wouldn't let my kids watch this without a healthy lecture on responsibility.
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Written for a high school audience (I guess), the main character is a high school girl who wants to fit in and be noticed by the school's #1 stud. All the wrong things happen, the stud pointedly ignores her, she is oblivious to the nice boy who likes her, and her dingy but supportive best friend follows her like a puppy. The script is lame and the actors look like they're in their 20s. Ashley Rickards is a solid actress who can't make this thing float.
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