The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008– )

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After an unplanned pregnancy, teenager Amy Juergens's life will never be the same, as she deals with other teenagers around her.


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Series cast summary:
 Amy Juergens (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Ben Boykewich (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Ricky Underwood (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Grace Bowman (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Adrian Lee (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Jack Pappas (120 episodes, 2008-2013)
 George Juergens / ... (114 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Leo Boykewich (110 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Anne Juergens (96 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Ashley Juergens (91 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Lauren Treacy (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Kathleen Bowman / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Tom Bowman (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Madison Cooperstein / ... (89 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Henry Miller (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Alice Valko / ... (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Matthew Levinson ...
 John (64 episodes, 2009-2013)
Joseph Levinson ...
 John (64 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Ruben Enriquez (51 episodes, 2008-2012)


The series documents the evermore complicated yet heart warming life of Amy Juergens; a typical high-school student who is characterized by her ambition and musical talent. However, it is after one hormonal-driven night at Band Camp, that she is faced with a responsibility no 15-year-old wants to take; being a teen mom. The audience is taken on a journey with Amy as she confronts her problem and the father of her baby. Written by B.Oliveria

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A must NOT see.
24 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be the most degrading show on television. Not in a physical sense but in a mental sense. The female characters are beyond naive and ignorant and the male characters are down right jerks. As a female who not that long ago was a teen, I felt like I was hurting the human race by giving this ratings. What a way to put down American teens. This is NOT the secret life of the American teenager. What a way to generalize. The main character Amy is made out to be some innocent damsel in distress who gets pregnant her very first time with a guy. While yes you can get pregnant your first time. Most teens who have kids have had sex more then once. Most of them, though made stupid decisions also weren't as naive as Amy. It's insulting. Teens know how to get pregnant and they certainly know how NOT to get pregnant. It is a choice they're making. This show makes Amy out to be so innocent she didn't know she was having sex. What??? I can hear teens now using that excuse after seeing this. Why are guys always the jerks. They make it seem like all of the problems on the show are the fault of the male characters. The female characters eat up everything the male characters feed to them as if they are so easily coaxed and have no minds of their own. They make the male characters to be out only for themselves with nothing else on their minds but to coax these "innocent" females who don't know any better. Please, females aren't stupid. In this day and age, we're strong, intelligent beings. Men aren't the enemy and they aren't all out for themselves. Save your dignity and self respect by NOT watching this trash.

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