16 & Pregnant: Season 1
16 & Pregnant: Season 1
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MTV's 16 and Pregnant' is an hour-long documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion, and coming of age; all while dealing with being pregnant.
Each story offers a unique look into the wide variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, rumors among the community, graduating high school, getting (or losing) a job. Faced with incredibly adult decisions, these girls are forced to sacrifice their teenage years and their high school experiences. But there is an optimism among them; they have the dedication to make their lives work, and to do as they see fit to provide the best for their babies.
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|Actors:||Maci, Farrah, Amber, Ebony, Whitney and Catelynn|
|Number of Discs:||2|
|Run Time:||315 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||May 13, 2013|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 79 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 79 customer reviews )
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3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Funny and stupid teenagers Feb 23, 2014
By Emanuel Najera
Just wanted to see that back door teen mom. Nothing special about this show except! I wonder if these teenagers are ever taught how to use birth control!
10 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Wonderful show, poor DVD. Jul 11, 2010
By E. Hamby
The show is terrific. It sheds realism onto the difficult and controversial topic of teen pregnancy. Instead of irresponsibly trivializing the issue, "16 and Pregnant" focuses on the hard-core real-life drama of having a baby and raising it while still being a teenager. The episodes often have re-curring sub-topics, such as parental relationship to the pregnant teenager, finishing high school/earning a GED while pregnant, facing the intense demands of a screaming newborn, trying to keep your relationship going strong while coping with a child.....etcetera....the only downside to ordering the DVD, that you should expect ( I wish somebody had told me this before I ordered the DVD ) is not to see the episode "Unseen Moments: Season One". In the first season of "16 and Pregnant", we had six hour-long episodes sharing the stories of teen parents. After the last parent's episode, we had one episode that was the "Reunion Special" and we had the episode "Unseen Moments: Season One". "Reunion Special" IS included on the DVD, but the "Unseen Moments: Season One" episode is not. Kind of a drag, since technically it IS part of the first season. There are also no English subtitles, so some of the dialogue is difficult to understand.
As for a summary of the stories in Season One, here is a brief synopsis:
Episode #1: "Maci". Maci is an overachieving teen whose life heads in a whole new direction after she gets pregnant. Her fiancee, Ryan, is very immature and Maci is not sure if she can depend on him or not.
Episode #2: "Farrah". Farrah is a pregnant teen who risks losing her friends due to her pregnancy. She also has issues getting along with her parents and finding the right place for herself emotionally.
Episode #3: "Amber": Amber is an expectant teen who drops out of high school and moves in with her older boyfriend, Gary. The pregnancy and the animosity between themselves and their families threatens to destroy their relationship.
Episode #4: "Ebony": Ebony is a teen mom-to-be who is trying to maintain her high goals, along with her impending motherhood. She and her slacker fiancee, Josh, try to deal with making sacrifices in order to make their family work.
Episode #5: "Whitney": Whitney is a childish yet likable pregnant teen who is trying improve her living situation with her boyfriend, Weston, her mother ( who is also pregnant ), her mother's boyfriend, and her grandmother.
Episode #6: "Catelynn": Catelynn is an expectant teen from the wrong side of the tracks. She is fortunately in a good relationship with her boyfriend Tyler, but the couple faces the toughest decision of their lives-adoption-without their families' support.
Tough stuff. Emotional.
The "Reunion Special" episode is on the special features disc. It is a Q&A forum with the teen mothers and a live audience. It is very interesting and Dr. Drew Pinsky does a very good job of neutrally hosting it.
I would recommend this show to teen moms, young moms, or even anybody who knows a teen mom or a young mom. If I had watched this show as a teenager, I would have looked at it from a teenager's point of view, and the parents' opinions in the show probably would have annoyed me. But now I am an adult, and I can see both sides-the parents' points-of-view, and also the angst-ridden points-of-view from the teenage moms and their boyfriends.
Very good show. Just wish the DVD was better :-(
8 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Sort of feel sick watching... Jun 28, 2013
... a bit addicting. You keep wanting some sign of hope for any of them. There are those beautiful moments where someone steps up or finds their better selves but mostly it's just horrible to see so much selfishness and immaturity and you just hurt for all of them but especially for the children born to children.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Five Stars Aug 07, 2014
This will serve as a supplement to my teenager's education regarding the more intimate topics of life.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Really? Feb 12, 2014
By Leigha Nation
"Nothing in Life Worth Having is Easy"
I would like this show better if it wasn't a "reality" show. The fact that these girls started off with good intentions (showing how difficult life can be being a teen mother) and it just turned into a cash cow show is sad. I feel sorry that they decided to have this part of their life filmed honestly because now (5 years later) most of these girls have mounds of cosmetic surgery, constantly pictured partying and are classified as "celebrities" on most gossip forums. I thought this was supposed to teach others how hard life can be but since being on this show these kids have made bank.
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