by EMILY SZPAK Staff writer
One of MTV’s most popular TV shows is back for a third season. The hour long season premiere of “Awkward” was Tuesday, April 16 at 10 pm on MTV.
Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) is the main character and spends her high school career trying to find herself, and this season she is starting her junior year, or the “beginning of the end.”
The plot of the show can get very confusing, especially if you have not seen the first two seasons, but it is very entertaining.
Jenna blends in with the scenery until she hooks up the extremely handsome Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff) at summer camp. He responds to the encounter with, “No one can know that I like you.”
The whole conflict starts with Jenna receiving a letter, stating nasty things about how she is invisible, and if she disappeared no one would notice. Later in the show, she finds out her mother was the author of the letter, but after some unfortunate accidents, it looks like she has attempted suicide; however, they were legitimate accidents.
Now that the whole school thinks she is a freak and Matty will not acknowledge her in public, Jenna becomes very confused and turns to her crazy guidance counselor Val (Desi Lydic) for help. After some time of drooling over Matty, she meets his best friend Jake (Brett Davern), who is different and is willing to show her off in public and likes her for her.
Initially, it is awkward within the love triangle. Matty loves Jenna, but Jenna and Jake are together, and Jake does not know about Matty and Jenna’s past. It is hard for Jenna to be around both Matty and Jake, but she would not dare come out with the truth.
With all the drama in the first two seasons, the third one holds many surprises. Jenna is taking junior year as a chance to evolve. Change is good and the writers are taking the character to new heights.
“So far this season has kept me on the edge of my seat, and it can only get better!” says sophomore Tiffany Goncalves
“Awkward” is recommended for an older age group, because of its sexual content and questionable language. Overall, “Awkward” has received positive reviews and is a very popular show for girls in high school.
“I love ‘Awkward’, it’s my all-time favorite show,” says sophomore Kelly Rodzik.
I love the show personally, and I am not the kind of person who follows a series. However, every Tuesday night at 10 o’clock pm, you can find me sitting in front of the television with MTV on. I recommend everyone to watch this show now that I have caught you up and tune in to “Awkward”‘s third season.
Are you going to watch “Awkward” next Tuesday at 10 pm?