June 27th, 2012 by thetvchick
I have sung the praises of Awkward ever since the fateful day last year when my good friend told me it was amazing and I had to watch. And watch I did. And so did other critics and writers and it became MTV’s new hilarious hit. The show coined such phrases as “DTR” (define the relationship) and “skitch” (skanky bitch) and who wouldn’t love a show where the queen bee has a one-liner like this: “If you would just admit your parents are cousins, people would stop making fun of your learning disability. Thank you.” But hilarious one-liners are just the tip of the iceberg. Jenna’s journey through season one starts with what looked like an attempted suicide but was really just a crazy accident. But to everyone in school, she was the suicide girl. Her inner monologue takes us through the depths of high school and all the genuinely awkward, awful, lovely, crazy moments high school is about.
Last season focused a mean letter Jenna received that outlined ways to improve herself. In the season premiere, Jenna, like any other high school student would do, passive aggressively tries to get her mother to confess. Their relationship is already very unconventional, so I am very curious to see how all of this will play out. For Team Matty and Team Jake fans, there are plenty of great moments in the premiere. The episode is about a New Year’s Eve Party, where Jenna has to make a choice. Jenna and Jake may have a DTR moment, but the bottom line is that Jenna obviously has liked both boys for a while, so how will it all turn out? You’ll have to wait and see! There’s also an amazing scene with Sadie and Matty that was honestly one of my favorite of the series — there’s vulnerability, honesty and of course, hilarity. You are all going to love it! And it’s not just about the high school drama, Val has some drama of her own. And she comes to Jenna for help! I think I might have laughed out loud for a solid minute at this scene, Desi Lydic is truly a comedic genius.
So, Awkward fans, I can safely say that the show is still amazing, still hilarious and still so lovely and wonderful that you are going to fall in love with it all over again. The show has so much heart and I just can’t say enough great things about it. If you are not watching, I am questioning your taste and dedication to television. (My writer, E, will appreciate that line!) All I have to say is watch and…you’re welcome, Sadie style.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to MTV at 10:30 PM for the season two premiere of Awkward.Tweet