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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ashley Rickards ...  Jenna Hamilton 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Beau Mirchoff ...  Matty McKibben 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Jillian Rose Reed ...  Tamara / ... 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Brett Davern ...  Jake Rosati 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Molly Tarlov ...  Sadie Saxton 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Nikki Deloach ...  Lacey Hamilton 83 episodes, 2011-2016
Desi Lydic ...  Valerie Marks 73 episodes, 2011-2016
Greer Grammer ...  Lissa / ... 65 episodes, 2011-2016
Mike Faiola ...  Kevin Hamilton 55 episodes, 2011-2016
Jessica Lu ...  Ming Huang 36 episodes, 2011-2016
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Storyline

"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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Awkward See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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MTV/Remote Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The "carefrontation" letter that Jenna receives and is so frequently mentioned on the show reads as follows: Jenna,

As you are now, you could disappear and no one would notice. Below is a list of suggestions that you should seriously consider:

Number 1: Stop being a p****

Number 2: Your instincts suck. Second guess them.

Number 3: The only people more pathetic than you are your friends. Drop the dead weight.

Number 4: When you're pretty, you're happy. And clearly you're not happy.

Number 5: Pull your head out of your a** and stand out.

Number 6: Nobody likes the pitiful. Stop being such a drag.

Number 7: You have to be cruel to be kind.

Number 8: Make amends.

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Referenced in Truth or Dare (2018) See more »

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'Awkward.' delivers, sometimes stereotypical though
19 October 2012 | by jmk1997See all my reviews

I've watched every episode of 'Awkward' from start to finish. The drama, acting, and comedy are well produced and it seems like MTV didn't even create this show that has almost everyone begging for more. Season two had me on edge the whole entire time, the plots were great. I've never seen that much good acting on a show produced by MTV before.

Stereotypes kind of take away from the show though, there's the classic "girl who wants to be popular" (Tamara), "sexually attached girl" (Jenna), etc. MTV has a big problem with creating stereotypes with every show they have created.

In conclusion, Awkward. is a great show that has a little stupidness in it like every other show.


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