This series takes an irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton, whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. 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.
The day I was getting ready to leave for New Orleans is when I started watching this show and that was all I did for the rest of that day until I had to leave. the thing that makes me love this show is that they don’t make the main character perfect and that she makes actual mistakes, like an actual human being. So when I got back from NOLA I just vegged out and watched the first 3 seasons. One night I forced my mom to watch it with me and I’m pretty sure I got her hooked!
This show just makes you relate to it so much because I feel that it is like high school should be. The complicated relationships, awkward first times, the mean girls, and all the other things you can think of. It just makes it feel more real than the other shows that have people who are mid twenties trying to play high school students whereas this show has people who actually look like high school students!
I also love how they have the characters grow through these three seasons. Matty used to be kind if an asshole but now….damn son…I love you even more. The actress who played Jenna was just brilliant and her emotions seemed real to me and she did an amazing job in this role. I love the people who play the parents, they are hilarious and just crazy awesome. I know this is a really short review but you just need to see it to believe it. So the cast and just this whole show is glorious and I definitely recommend watching it.