A show about teenage angst, sex, lies, butterflies, heartbreak and some serious drama, the MTV series show, Awkward, has you sitting on the edge of the couch anxious to see what shenanigans take place next.
The show follows the online blog of Jenna, an average girl with the worst bad luck streak, a humiliating reputation and a mother that only wants her daughter to be popular. While sometimes Jenna’s voice overs can intervene a little much and make you go slightly crazy, because she isn’t saying these thoughts out loud, they provide a truthful insight into the jungle that is a teenage girl’s brain. Not only do we see the romantic teenage love blooms, but Awkward lives up to its name by putting Jenna through some of the most humiliating situations, bringing any awkward feeling to a whole new level.
Jenna is an exceptional leading lady. Played by Ashley Rickards, Jenna’s the normal girl, or however normal you can get. There’s nothing explicitly special about her, which is what this watcher thinks makes her special in the first place. There isn’t something unattainable about her that young girls would try and try to become. Jenna is every girl’s girl. She makes it alright to be a little odd, she even makes it cool to be a little odd.
Along with her exceedingly annoying, yet hilarious, best friend, easy-going dad, insane mother, and two very ripe and handsome young suitors, Jenna demands your attention. Who knew MTV could pull off a series like this that doesn’t encourage teenage pregnancy? I sure didn’t, but now I’m hooked. Awkward entered it’s currently running third season this spring, with the first two available on Netflix. If you haven’t shared in the tight chested feeling of witnessing something really awkward that comes along with good television, you’re missing out.
Awkward airs on MTV Tuesdays @ 10PM.