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Plot:
A look at the relationship between teenagers. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 142)

Shailene Woodley ... Amy Juergens (121 episodes, 2008-2013)

Ken Baumann ... Ben Boykewich (119 episodes, 2008-2013)

Daren Kagasoff ... Ricky Underwood (119 episodes, 2008-2013)

Francia Raisa ... Adrian Lee (119 episodes, 2008-2013)

Greg Finley ... Jack Pappas (118 episodes, 2008-2013)

Megan Park ... Grace Bowman (118 episodes, 2008-2013)

Mark Derwin ... George Juergens / ... (113 episodes, 2008-2013)

Steve Schirripa ... Leo Boykewich (109 episodes, 2008-2013)

Molly Ringwald ... Anne Juergens (94 episodes, 2008-2013)

India Eisley ... Ashley Juergens (90 episodes, 2008-2013)

Josie Bissett ... Kathleen Bowman / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2013)

Camille Winbush ... Lauren Treacy / ... (89 episodes, 2008-2013)

Luke Zimmerman ... Tom Bowman (89 episodes, 2008-2013)

Renee Olstead ... Madison Cooperstein / ... (88 episodes, 2008-2013)

Allen Evangelista ... Henry Miller (80 episodes, 2008-2013)

Amy Rider ... Alice Valko / ... (80 episodes, 2008-2013)
Matthew Levinson ... John (64 episodes, 2009-2013)
Joseph Levinson ... John (64 episodes, 2009-2013)

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez ... Ruben Enriquez (50 episodes, 2008-2012)
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Series Directed by
Keith Truesdell (51 episodes, 2008-2013)
Anson Williams (31 episodes, 2008-2013)
Gail Bradley (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
Lindsley Parsons III (9 episodes, 2009-2013)
Jason Priestley (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ron Underwood (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Brenda Hampton (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Elaine Arata (28 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jeffrey Rodgers (19 episodes, 2008-2013)
Caroline Kepnes (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Paul Perlove (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jeff Olsen (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
Courtney Turk (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kelley Turk (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Chris Olsen (3 episodes, 2008-2010)

Orlando Bishop (unknown episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Lindsley Parsons III .... producer (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Hrag Gaboudian .... producer / supervising producer / ... (118 episodes, 2008-2013)
Elaine Arata .... consulting producer / co-executive producer (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
Brenda Hampton .... executive producer (77 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jeffrey Rodgers .... consulting producer (77 episodes, 2008-2013)
Paul Perlove .... consulting producer (76 episodes, 2009-2013)
Raffi Badalian .... coordinating producer (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Gail Bradley .... co-producer (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Daniel T. Cahn .... associate producer (21 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chris Olsen .... consulting producer (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jeff Olsen .... consulting producer (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Dan Foliart (106 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
William L. Asman (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ronald E. High (22 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ellen Ring Jacobson (50 episodes, 2008-2013)
Janet Weinberg (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
Stephen R. Myers (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
Marilyn McMahon Adams (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Casting by
Peter Pappas (22 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ken Miller (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nikki Valko (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Michael DiMeo (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joanne Baker (104 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Roselee Showe (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sherry Thompson (39 episodes, 2008-2010)
Sharon Sampson (32 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Amy Sparks .... key makeup artist (111 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kevin Westmore .... makeup department head / department head makeup artist (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
Patricia Vecchio .... department head hair / department head hairstylist / ... (64 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jody Burton .... hair stylist (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Margarita Pidgeon .... hair department head / key hair stylist (40 episodes, 2008-2010)
Alyson Black Barrie .... key hair stylist (14 episodes, 2010)
Matt Danon .... hair department head (9 episodes, 2008)
Keiko Wedding .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2010)

Kim Collea .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Lindsley Parsons III .... unit production manager (75 episodes, 2008-2013)
Richard Espinoza .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Joe Candrella .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Carlos Ramos Jr. .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Reinhart .... second assistant director (93 episodes, 2008-2013)
Richard Espinoza .... first assistant director (45 episodes, 2008-2013)
Joe Candrella .... first assistant director (42 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kasia Trojak .... dga trainee / additional second assistant director (10 episodes, 2010-2012)
Deandra Short .... dga trainee (10 episodes, 2011)
E. Langston Craig .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (8 episodes, 2009)
Cecilia Mak .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2008)
Steve Windle .... dga trainee / additional second assistant director (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Angie Read .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2009)
Jacki O'Brien .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Portnoy .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2010)
Timothy Muir .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2013)
Christina Thompson .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2011)
Sydney Alford .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jinny Parron .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2012)
Kendall L. Nichols .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bryce Hudson .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2012)
Alexis Schmidtberger .... dga trainee (4 episodes, 2008)
Molly Rodriguez .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Joe Aiello .... construction coordinator (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
Carol Bentley .... set designer (72 episodes, 2009-2013)
Mark Rich .... property master (62 episodes, 2010-2013)
Nandor Szilagy .... set dresser (51 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mitch Thomason .... property master (20 episodes, 2008-2010)
Alyssa Hill .... art department coordinator (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Stacy L. Henning .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2011)
Wren Boney .... on-set dresser (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Josh Hadley .... leadman (10 episodes, 2008)
Dennis Kraft .... set designer (6 episodes, 2008)
Emily Lawless .... painter (6 episodes, 2008)
Daniel R. Jennings .... set designer (5 episodes, 2008)

Kurt Miller .... construction general foreman (unknown episodes, 2008)
Jaime Ramirez .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin McCullough .... sound effects editor (109 episodes, 2008-2013)
Aaron Levy .... sound re-recording mixer (85 episodes, 2008-2013)
Ross Davis .... sound re-recording mixer (78 episodes, 2008-2013)
Eileen Horta .... supervising sound editor (78 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jeffrey Lee Zimmeran .... utility boom operator (59 episodes, 2008-2011)
Alexandra Fehrman .... sound recordist (47 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (44 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jeff Erdmann .... boom operator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Russell C. Fager .... production sound mixer (39 episodes, 2011-2013)
William Munroe .... boom operator (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
Christopher T. Silverman .... sound (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
Robert Wald .... sound mixer / production sound mixer (32 episodes, 2008-2011)
Robert Maxfield .... boom operator (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Carrie Lisonbee .... dialogue editor (19 episodes, 2009)
Julie Altus .... adr recordist (10 episodes, 2008)
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer for m&e (9 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator / additional boom operator (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Sudtell .... key grip (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Adan Torres .... camera utility (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Malissa Schayes .... second assistant camera / first assistant camera: "b" camera / ... (118 episodes, 2008-2013)
Tim Wattez .... set lighting technician (94 episodes, 2009-2013)
Nick Beaird .... grip (89 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael Raspa .... camera operator (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kelly Beaird .... grip (79 episodes, 2010-2013)
C. Clifford Jones .... digital imaging technician (72 episodes, 2009-2013)
Rick Privitera .... gaffer (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Steve Randolph .... camera operator (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Nate Havens .... first assistant camera (50 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jesse Beaird .... best boy/grip / best boy grip (47 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mike Simko .... grip (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
William L. Asman .... camera operator (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
Darryl Cowherd .... gaffer (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
Steve Cohen .... dolly grip (19 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kevin Celi .... digital imaging technician (9 episodes, 2008)
Brian Lataille .... b camera / steadicam operator / steadicam operator: "b" camera (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
George Canaday .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Ryne Niner .... digital imaging technician (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael A. Johnson .... steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Francisco .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2010)

Mike McEveety .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2008)
Jim Nygren .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2008)
Craig Kohlhoff .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting (118 episodes, 2008-2013)
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting (101 episodes, 2008-2013)
Peter Pappas .... casting (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bridgette Glover .... casting (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Karen Wood .... extras casting (11 episodes, 2008)
Elizabeth Boykewich .... casting executive (10 episodes, 2008)
Claire Benjamin .... extras casting (8 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Felts .... key costumer / costumer (71 episodes, 2009-2013)
Allison Pokladowski .... set costumer (33 episodes, 2012-2013)
Katherine Dover .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (32 episodes, 2010-2012)
Pamela Broussard .... costume supervisor (31 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tracey Rogers .... costumer / set costumer / ... (25 episodes, 2008-2011)
Rudy Rojas .... set costumer (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Roselee Showe .... set costumer / co-costume supervisor / ... (24 episodes, 2008-2011)
Gia Jimenez .... costume shopper / costumer / ... (21 episodes, 2009-2013)
Sharon Sampson .... costume supervisor (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Donna R. Schultz .... costume supervisor (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kathy Kann .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ted Brady .... final colorist (94 episodes, 2008-2012)
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor (86 episodes, 2008-2011)
Janet Gratz .... assistant editor (61 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael Stahlberg .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Marilyn McMahon Adams .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
Carlos Ramos Jr. .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 2009)
Charisma J. Sieras .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2008)
Carol Stutz .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Dan Foliart .... composer: theme music / composer: theme (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jennifer Jesperson .... music consultant (80 episodes, 2008-2013)
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (73 episodes, 2008-2013)
Molly Ringwald .... performer: theme music / performer: theme (20 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ed Woolley .... pro tools recordist/ assistant score mixer (12 episodes, 2008-2012)
Jeremy Underwood .... pro tools recordist/ assistant score mixer (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mark Heyes .... music editor (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Transportation Department
Don Basset .... transportation coordinator (78 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Other crew
Robb Hastigan .... production controller / production accountant (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Lindsay Simon .... production coordinator / assistant production coordinator / ... (103 episodes, 2008-2013)
Ashleigh Whitlock .... production staff / second assistant accountant / ... (89 episodes, 2008-2013)
Cindy Swartz .... on set medic / set medic (88 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael Beche .... location manager (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kimberly Cripe .... production staff (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael L. Rosenfeld .... assistant production coordinator / production staff / ... (71 episodes, 2010-2013)
Heather Murray .... production staff (67 episodes, 2009-2013)
Armen Meshefejian .... production staff (60 episodes, 2010-2013)
Courtney Turk .... story editor (57 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kelley Turk .... story editor (57 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kathleen Mulligan .... script supervisor (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jamie Thompson .... production staff / executive assistant (37 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gail Bradley .... script supervisor (35 episodes, 2008-2011)
Erik Frey .... script coordinator / production staff (33 episodes, 2008-2011)
Christine Zavala .... production coordinator (33 episodes, 2008-2011)
Drew Roder .... production staff (33 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jaime Ramirez .... production staff (31 episodes, 2008-2011)
Grant Babbitt .... stage manager (25 episodes, 2012-2013)
Lucan Melkonian .... production staff (22 episodes, 2011)
Thomas Zamora .... production staff (21 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jared Scott Mercier .... production assistant / production staff (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Raffi Badalian .... production staff (19 episodes, 2008-2010)
Christopher Kahn .... first assistant accountant (11 episodes, 2008)
Kyle Bayles .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2012)
Alyssa Hill .... production staff (11 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Malkasian .... production staff (7 episodes, 2009)
Eric C. Salinas .... production staff (6 episodes, 2008)
Damani Mangum .... story editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Altpeter .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Brandon M. Neher .... production staff (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Werner .... production staff (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Darrell Vaught .... adr loop group (4 episodes, 2012)
Kelly Akers .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Nancy Minkler .... adr loop group (3 episodes, 2012)
Erin Myles .... additional voice (3 episodes, 2012)
John Paizis .... dialog coach / dialogue coach (2 episodes, 2008)
Joshua Milus .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sam Friedman .... production staff (2 episodes, 2010)
Meaghan Mascorro .... production staff (2 episodes, 2011)
 

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32 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Clichéd, but Interesting, 9 January 2009
Author: Dem500 from United States

I agree with what a lot of people are saying, it's clichéd and preachy, BUT I also find in completely fascinating. That's my opinion, of course, but the whole premise is fairly new for TV. Sure, sure, we have about a bazillion lifetime movies about underage girls having babies, their parents wanting them to give the baby up or have an abortion and the father of the baby wanting or not wanting to be in the picture. But I can't recall watching a TV show about it.

For such a young cast, they're not half bad with the acting. Shailene Woodley is very cute, as far as annoying, well, I hate to break it to you, but she plays the typical fifteen year old, to a 'T'. She seems selfish and vain and emotional, because, stereotypically (which this show is all about, stereotypes), she is the perfect example of a fifteen year old, and to top the sundae off, she's pregnant. Ken Baumann is absolutely adorable. He's the perfect boy next door, geek chic, that a girl would like to have around. The rest of the cast is on the ball, for the most part. Molly Ringwald is a little stiff in my eyes, but that could be because I'm so use to watching her in her 80's glory.

The Characters are pretty much predictable and completely set in their stereotypical roles, and there are moments where you want to slap every single one of them. I don't remember being like that at 15, but that was way back in the day. Ricky... Ricky just blows my mind, that boy needs to be hosed down. And for most of the episodes I want to beat Adrian with a stick. But Amy's two gossiping gal pals crack me up, and the adorableness of Henry and Ashley (individually/together) is entertaining. The parents are all having just as much drama as their kids, which is somewhat mind blowing, but it leads to an entertaining quality.

Personally, I love it, my brand new addiction for the season. It's mind blowing, especially when Amy and Ben talk about forever and true love, but highly entertaining. I want to know what's going to happen next, for all of them ;) Worth a watch if you're bored. I think it's def a hit or miss program. Either you'll love it, or hate it. (Shrugs) ;)

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