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An unpopular 15-year-old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.

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Series cast summary:
...  Jenna Hamilton 89 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Matty McKibben 89 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Tamara / ... 89 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Jake Rosati 89 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Sadie Saxton 89 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Lacey Hamilton 83 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Valerie Marks 73 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Lissa / ... 65 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Kevin Hamilton 55 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Ming Huang 36 episodes, 2011-2016
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"Awkward" is about the specific incidents in our formative years that define us -sometimes for the best and sometimes for the worst. The show centers around fifteen-year-old Jenna Hamilton, who, like many, feels invisible to her peers and desperately wants to find her place--which is hard to do in a day and age where fitting in means standing out. Unfortunately, Jenna's visibility comes on the heels of an accident that gives her a not-so-fun stigma. And while the stigma of her accident could be the curse of her life, Jenna's determined to make it her life's blessing. Written by Lauren Iungerich

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Jenna's birthday is December 2, 1995. By her high school graduation in 2015, she and her classmates are technically at the age of 19 or 20 years old. See more »

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Referenced in The Middle: The Smell (2014) See more »

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Great show
10 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

This show is amazing and while the writing may be a bit over the top, it addresses real life issues not only teens face, but adults as well with a great message. The lead, Ashley Rickards, brings a realism and unique style to the show that makes us all love Jenna and relate to her struggles.

The supporting actors all work great together. The two male leads balance each other well. Each bring depth to their characters and present Jenna with two very different alternatives (physical vs. intellectual attraction). We all are waiting to see if she recognizes this and if so, how will she deal with it.

The rest of the supporting staff, while over the top at times with their delivery and energy, do bring good humor and balance to the show and story line.

Each show ends with me wanting to know more. MTV has finally gotten it right. I LOVE it.


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