The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: "The Sounds of Silence"

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Now that the cat is out of the bag and Amy knows about Adrian’s pregnancy, things are starting to get a little crazy on Secret Life.  Finally! Some action!

Let’s kick off this review of "The Sounds of Silence" with what I like to call When Good Characters Go Bad. To wit:

Ashley, I’m lookin’ at you, kid.  I really always rooted for you.  But in this episode you crossed over from the wise younger sister to the immature, petty younger sister.  You’re in love with your sister’s baby daddy.  How could you not think he cares about her when they are raising a child together?  And then she leaves that voicemail telling Amy that she kissed Ricky? C’mon girl!  Get it together!

You’re supposed to be the anchored member of the Juergens family.

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As for the other Juergens, George and Anne are rekindling their love.  George dishes out a grand for a private room at a fancy schmancy restaurant and Anne ends up bailing.  Ashley and the babies come along and George lectures Ashley about her creepy love for Ricky.  Sigh. Young love, it just never makes sense!

Speaking of things that don’t’ make sense: Ben loves Amy, but she’s ignoring him, Ben got Adrian pregnant, and Ben also wants to date Grace.  I mean, what?!?  This isn’t Dylan McKay, when did this kid become such a babe magnet?  And might I add, if you’re trying to make amends with Amy, don’t bring a third girl onto your roster.  Grace is beyond pathetic; it’s hard to even write about her. 

The dance party with Jack and Co. in the guesthouse was cringeworthy.  No one goes to parties like that in high school and dances like that.

Lauren and her boyfriend are grossly horny for each other.  In other gross things on this show, Adrian was flirting with her OBGYN.  And it’s Christopher Moltisanti from The Sopranos.  Seriously, who is casting this sh*t?!?! For a supposedly family friendly show, they’re bringing a lot of actors who have been associated with violent roles.

Lastly, the queen bee of the show, Amy Juergens, breaks her silence by calling and reaching out to Adrian.  She knows being a teen mom is hard and real.  Whether this is an act of genuine maturity or some strange ploy... we’ll just have to wait and see.

Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.3 / 5.0 (16 Votes)

Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Valeee

I agree, God Ben is so childish!!!! I just hate him, i can't understand him, he's the most annoying character... Ow and the new Ashley being a bitch or something she was the most normal on the show and now?? O.O

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Ben is not creepy or intense, he's just pathetic. This show is crap!!!!!!

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The worst character in this show is Ben. He is sooooooo intense & creepy an annoying! It's really insane and everybody's dying to be with him... WTF!?! And all three of them are pretty hot...and then there's the Italian girl from last season. Again, what the hell. And i agree with Sxoxo15, Jack is so awkward! Remember when when he was just dancing alone last season? oh god, that was beyond horrific. And Ashley...oh Ashley, what has happened to you! I'll forgive you because you are 15 and it was pretty weird that you were the coherent mature voice behind this craptastic show but I will miss you. Oh and what is up with her parents? they are so immature, no wonder all of this crap happens to their children! behave like adults!!! I know I am not sounding coherent at all but this show just gets me so ahhh, it irks the crap out of me. No one behaves like this in real life, no one is this weird and no one is this stupid. I am so glad I watch this show online so I don't contribute to their audience on ABCFamily. This show is just so beyond ridiculous!

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Once again Ben is a huge idiot. WTF is wrong with him? He acts like a 5 year old half the damn time. It's really hard to watch & extremely annoying. Grace & her brother just bother the heck out of me. they both need to be written out of the show. Her mother can stay i like her, but not her children!
I really liked the fact that Amy wasnt upset with Adrian, i mean technically speaking it is Ben's fault. It was very touching & gave me hope that this show can still be saved!

Sxoxo15

Clean and Clear advertisment? Werid.
Ashley becoming a bitch? Petty yet semi entertaining.
Jack and his party? Awkward.
Grace: get a life, you are too sad for words.
Ben and his love troubles? Eww what is wrong with those girls, are they blind?
Lauren and her boyfriend, Jesse: Get a room, or get off the show. Yet again the writers had me cringing everytime a character opened their mouth. After three seasons (its been 3 right?) would you have hired better writers? No one takes like that! I give props to Amy for being the mature one. Her not talking to anyone is quite understandable, she needed her space. Calling Adrian to offered support seemed sincere.

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I don't know if it's just me or not , but did anyone see the advertisement for clean and clear in the middle of the show?

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I've just started watching the 3rd Series and the dialogue is painfully poor. Worse than 90210 which is cringey at best. And as for the acting, less said the better. And yet it's strangely addictive. Funny

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