Awkward: Season One
Awkward: Season One
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Narrated in the first-person voice of Jenna's blog posts, AWKWARD. captures the humor within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years. The series picks up in the aftermath of the accident as she must deal with a new not-so-fun stigma, while at the same time managing the other daily drama that comes with being a teenager. From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl, and parents who just don't get it-Jenna's misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but it's not without some missteps and mishaps along the way.
Includes all 12 episodes, plus special features.
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|Actors:||Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Brett Davern, Molly Tarlov, Jill Rose Reed|
|Number of Discs:||2|
|Run Time:||298 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||November 15, 2011|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 227 reviews|
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25 of 27 found the following review helpful:
A Comic Valentine Courtesy Of MTV: A Smart And Funny Tale Of High School Awkwardness Sep 30, 2011
By K. Harris
One of the most pleasant surprises of the television season came courtesy of MTV with the clever comedy "Awkward." In truth, I didn't expect much more than a retread of typical high school cliches served up by super stylized and self-aware characters. Yes, "Awkward" does adhere to many classic elements that we've seen in countless other productions, but here they seem fresh, updated, and quite smart. "Sixteen Candles" and "Heathers" are two high school films with strong female protagonists that I really connected with many years ago. I'd be proud to say that "Awkward" sticks closely to the successful formula of the past and modernizes it for contemporary audiences. Combining the sweet awkwardness (for lack of a better word) of "Sixteen Candles" with the brutal ruthlessness of "Heathers," this show is an expert blend of black comedy, romance, and outright slapstick. And it's terrifically entertaining with savvy and quotable dialogue.
Ashley Rickards plays the central character of Jenna, a normal teen experiencing the expected angst of growing up today. Jenna is sort of an every girl character--grounded and relatable, smart without being overly precious. She's not particular popular, but has had a clandestine affair with the boy of her dreams over the summer. She receives a biting and critical letter anonymously that savages her very existence. Before she has time to process it, though, she has a mishap that everyone believes is a suicide attempt. Suddenly, Jenna is thrust into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Season One consists of twelve episodes that show Jenna gaining in confidence as she adapts to her newfound fame, attempts to unlock the mystery of the letter, and tries to woo her secret lover into a public relationship when his best friend is also smitten with her. Rickards is backed by an able and enthusiastic cast, but this is largely her show. And you really do care about what will happen to her.
While the comedy of "Awkward" is heightened, the show does a great job highlighting real situations kids go through. The episodic scripts are tight, focused, and funny and all build upon one another. Aside from the writing and Rickards, I'll highlight a few standouts. Molly Tarlov as the resident mean girl and Desi Lydic as a well meaning guidance counselor are played to the hilt (over-the-top even, but hysterical) and get many of the best lines. Nikki Deloach scores as an over-involved mother that wants to relive her youth and Jillian Rose Reed is reliably saucy as a best friend. Then there's Beau Mirchoff (better used here than he was on Desperate Housewives) and Brett Davern as the other two sides of Rickard's romantic triangle. This triangle had the most potential for disaster--yet it plays alternately sweet, sad, and blisteringly funny. Just as you know it will figure prominently in the season's final episode (and it does), the last scene serves up an even bigger surprise setting the stage for Season Two. The show was officially picked up, so now is the chance to catch up. I may not be the intended target audience for "Awkward, but nevertheless--I was thoroughly charmed. KGHarris, 9/11.
19 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Are you BLEEPING kidding me? Feb 05, 2012
While I enjoy the show, I found it highly annoying that, even on the DVD, they BLEEPED OUT even the minor cuss words. The least they could do was give viewers the OPTION of whether or not the version they watched was censored.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
do that dvd have closed captions or subities for deafs? Sep 29, 2011
By lottie bucholtz
I was wonder if that dvd haav closed captions and/or subities for deaf and hard of hearing?? Becuase I am deaf and i want to watch the dvd with cc or subities cuz i love that show so much.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
No. Apr 04, 2013
Why are there so many bad TV series? Who watches this stuff? Most notably the show takes a gorgeous and smart character and creates a plot in which everyone believes she is awkward and unattractive. How about dealing with this by including a real live nerd or someone struggling with her appearance? The parents are totally unbelievable as well. No depth. No real issues. Just a waste of minutes in the day.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
I can relate to being awkward......... Oct 20, 2011
By Amy E Scott
Loved the self comentary by the main character and love her friends comments and quick wit. The self consious but strong Jenna meets the guy of her dreams (Matty) and it turns out he is into her. But, Matty doesn't want to go public until his best friend (Jake) becomes interested in her. Matty makes good and poor decisions about his relationship with Jenna. When he realizes he is going to lose her, that's when he goes into action. But is he too late?
Jenna's quirky friends have great dialogue in high school's everyday ups and downs. I love how they deal with complicated situations without being too serious. Lots of social learning along the way.
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