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The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2010– )

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Full recap of the first season of The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Unforgettable moments with exclusive interviews from the creators and cast and a sneak peerk of what's to come in season 2.

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Series cast summary:
 R.J. Berger (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Miles Jenner (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Lily Miran (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Jenny Swanson (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Max Owens (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Coach Jeriba Sinclair (21 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Suzanne Berger (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Rick Berger (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Robin Pretnar (15 episodes, 2010-2011)


Full recap of the first season of The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Unforgettable moments with exclusive interviews from the creators and cast and a sneak peerk of what's to come in season 2.

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Even though the central characters, of which she is one, are all 15-year old, Amber Lancaster (Jenny) was actually 29 when filming began - beating actresses of other 15-year old characters such as, for example, Charisma Carpenter at the beginning of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (age 27), and matching Gabrielle Carteris' age at the start of Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990. See more »


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18 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Hard Times of RJ Berger" is a mildly entertaining comedy from the good folks over at MTV. This is a strange and very scandalous show (I suspect that an unrated DVD is in the works) that walks a very fine line between John Hughes-style teen comedy and full-blown adult sex romp (like "American Pie" combined with "The 40-Year-Old Virgin").

"Hard Times" follows the comic misadventures in love and lust of high schooler R.J. Berger (Paul Iacano) as he lusts after the pretty popular girl Jenny Swanson (Amber Lancaster). Of course there's an overweight best friend, and his name is Miles (Jareb Dauplaise). Even though R.J. is unlucky with the ladies, he has no idea that another classmate named Lily (Kara Taitz) is actually lusting AFTER HIM, and she's always trying her best to lure him into her clutches with many scandalous come-ons that are just too scandalous to list here.

This is a mildly funny and entertaining teen comedy with OK acting performances from its cast. R.J. is a likable lead character who is representative of all the high school nerds who were over-looked in those days by all the pretty popular girls. His friend Miles is pretty much the typical best friend and provides many of the show's best comedic moments and mature-rated dialogue.

But being that this is MTV, they have no problem whatsoever giving teenage characters sensationally raunchy dialogue and portraying them as horny, under-sexed outsiders (what else are such characters to be in these types of set-ups?). But this is MTV; what else do you expect? I wouldn't advise teenagers to watch this show because of the adult-sounding dialogue, but my warning has no meaning here. I stated my case, and it's up to today's teens if they want to watch this show.


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