The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: "She Went That A'way"

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C’mon Secret Life, tell me something I don’t know for once. 

Just as I predicted, Adrian didn’t go through with the abortion.  Nothing else really happened on "She Went That A'way," as Ricky’s still boning everything that moves; Stifler’s mom still has no purpose; and everyone’s still gossiping.

As for Adrian, I’m sure abortion is a scary process to go through.  I doubt anyone goes in guns blazing, huge smile on their face, ready to get started.  I’m sure a girl would have a million thoughts racing through her head.  Adrian just seemed to do a complete 180 in her belief system.  Which is something I don’t find very believable.

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Ricky’s mother was very sweet in emphasizing that it was Adrian’s decision and no one else’s.  If only Brenda Hampton felt the same way and would stop pushing her own agenda so obviously.

Cindy obviously knows how hard it is to be a teen mother.  It must be hard to experience that and then watch your child go through the same thing.  Jeez, everything gets so emotional.  At least George provides some comic relief on this show.  As does Jack, though probably not on purpose.

When Tom tells Jack that Adrian is pregnant, Jack so nervously asks: “Is there any reason to believe we’re still high off of those brownies?” Another clever Brenda Hampton, secret PSA agenda, this time anti-drug.  I want to know what HER high school experience was like.  At my high school, people smoked weed all the time and it wasn’t a big deal.  People also lost their virginities without getting people pregnant.

There were, however, a bunch of sick bitches just like Grace.  Really, you’re still interested in a guy who is in love with another girl, and knocked up another one?  Girlfriend, you’re hot, move on.  Better yet, move back to Jack because Madison’s voice is so grating that I’m not sure how much longer I can handle their relationship.

As for the main character, Miss Amy Juergens, we barely saw her this week! 

Damn straight, get in as much screentime with George Clooney as you can, Shaleine Woodley.  I agree that nobody should ruin Amy’s time in New York by telling her that her boyfriend impregnated another girl, but in real life somebody would’ve text messaged her so fast Ben wouldn’t even be able to stop it.

Ben should man up and get it done though.  Especially when his old man says “you’re damn right you’re gonna tell Amy.”  When it comes from ex-Soprano mob member, Bobby Baccalieri, that’s a direct order, kiddo.


Editor Rating: 2.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 1.9 / 5.0 (18 Votes)

I wish they explained why Adrian didn't get the abortion- she was all pro-choice and then what happened? I totally agree with your review it was Brenda Hampton pushing her agendas on us. I swear this woman thinks that whenever you have sex something bad happens! Her views about sex are so transparent- she re-uses some of the same lame ass storylines on this show as 7th heaven. I don't think Brenda Hampton has ever talked to a teenager or touched a guy


this show is boring, predictable, and it sucks


i am 14 years old, and i am addicted to this show - but i gotta say, it IS way too predictable. whatever


I bet she will try to keep the baby.. but have a miscarriage down the line. (I believe the show will try to touch base on every subject)


I don't know.. This show is getting boring


woow really i guess ashelys next right ? this is way people are starting to hate this show now!


Once again, this show is wayy to predictable. Adrian had to have kept the baby for this show to even have a story line. And did anyone else realize that all the show was about was the characters relaying the message to everyone else? Ben and Adrian go tell Grace they are keeping the baby, why? Grace has nothing to do with this decision. Then Ben has to run after Jack so he won't tell anyone who then tells Madison. It goes on and on. Even that random girl Ricky was with knew. Gossip is going to happen, but does it really take an hour to keep telling the views the same message? Move on with more INTERESTING and REALISTIC story lines. Even though this show is horrible, I can't stop watching it and (I'm sorry to say) laughing at how unrealistic it can get.


I love this show, but I really gotta say, that it is the most UNREALISTIC thing I think I've ever seen! You see, I am a Christian now, and am currently living a more godly lifestyle, so I know that I'm forgiven and healed from it, but when I was 16, I had an abortion. My parents demanded I get one, and so did my boyfriend, and he said he wouldn't claim the baby nor be here for us, anyway. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I loved my baby. And then, I had to take her life ended. All because I didn't have the courage to say "no" to my parents' cruelty. I am now 35, am married, and have a 12-year-old daughter, whom I watch this show with, and discuss it with her. I am also a counselor now, for teenage girls, as I never want them to go through what I did. I am PRO-LIFE, but I try to have compassion for the mothers, as well as the babies, because of what I went through. The most haunting part about my abortion, was that my instinct told me it was a girl, I didn't know for sure, but something was telling me. I was going to name her Scarlett...R.I.P. Scarlett, I'm sorry, I still love you, and I can't wait to hold you in my arms oneday!!!


This show is turning even more stupid. Maybe I'm too European to understand but if the writers should have agendas, it would be more useful for it to be "don't let a stupid error (like using no birth control system) ruins your life, so get an abortion or at least consider all the options". I mean it's crazy to encourage teenage girls to keep babies if they don't want to.

@ LilAngel

I completely agree with you!

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