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Awkward. 

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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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Lauren Iungerich
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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"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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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 The Middle: The Smell (2014) See more »

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Honest and funny, if a bit of a tonal mish-mash at times
10 November 2012 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

While it's combination of almost surreal humor and real emotion can sometimes be… well… awkward, the first season is still among the better and more honest series about teenagers I've seen.

I'm a male over 50, so I'm certainly not the target audience for this MTV show about a spunky blogging 15 year old girl dealing with the confusions and absurdities of sex, love, high school social politics, and well meaning but humorously dysfunctional parents and guidance counselors.

But after friends recommended it I started watching and found I appreciated it's frankness, quirky characters and good natured humor. I also liked how it dealt with issues like sex and drinking as simply a part of teenage life, neither preaching morality (kids have sex and no one gets pregnant, they know to wear condoms, and they do sometimes get their hearts broken) nor striving to shock.

The acting is all over the place, often cartoony, and a number of characters are little more than comic clichés, but as the the show goes along a surprising number of them reveal new sides and new depth. If not quite great, Awkward season 1 is quite good and very easy to enjoy... if you don't mind bringing back some of your own awkward memories as you realize the teen years really aren't so different now.

The second season seemed weaker to me, it started to push plot twists over character, and began to feel a little soapy. It still is a cut above average, but in reaching for more tension and 'what will happen?' moments, it lost some of the easy looseness that made season 1 so much fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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MTV/Remote Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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