Awkward new season

Katie Fishbin, A&E Editor

Awkward. is the perfect title for uncomfortable yet humorous hit MTV television show.   Following the life of Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) along with her best friends, Ming and Tamara, (Jessica Lu and Jillian Rose Reed), the show constantly finds the main characters in awkward high school scenarios all can relate to.  With the return of the show for the third season on April 16, fans were on the edge of their seats to watch the story line unfold.

After the dramatic first and second seasons, our expectations were set high.  Although many were unhappy with the second season, viewers tuned into the premiere with high hopes.  The downfall in the second season mostly came from the somewhat poor acting, and drawn out plot line.  I felt the first season was flawless even as a new television series.  It was simply natural and unforced.

There is, however, an undeniable draw with the show.  The battle between Jake Rosati (Brett Davern) and Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff) for Jenna’s love is a constant aspect of the show.  Almost like a Twilight situation with the teams splitting the fans, this is exactly that.  As trivial as it may seem, this television series is as addicting as they come with its twenty minute, action- filled episodes.  At times the show can be quite random, for example the death of character Ricky Schwartz (Matthew Fahey).  As unexpected as this was, if you just go along with its randomness, Awkward. is a great show.

My personal favorite aspect of the show, besides Matty, and when the bully character Sadie Saxton (Molly Tarlov) saying “You’re Welcome,” is the guidance couselor/vice principal Valerie Marks (Desi Lydic).  Her quirky personality truly makes the show.  Whether it be her fanny pack or odd phrases, Valerie is sure to leave the viewers with a laugh.

Overall, the season premiere was somewhat disappointing  due to its forced acting and constantly changing plot.  Though I still consider it to be my favorite show, I simply have faith that the season will improve.  I have become somewhat attached to the characters, therefore, I recommend all who have yet to watch to start with season one.  Also, it is not necessarily only for girls as it may seem.  It’s an entertaining show for all teenagers to relate to and enjoy.