The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: "Which Way Did She Go"

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This episode marked Bristol Palin’s big acting debut. And it consisted of one minute of horrible banter. 

Let’s get this whole New York subplot out of the way.  Amy calls her parents at 4 a.m. nervous because she has no idea how to get anywhere.  Her mom tells her “New Yorkers are really friendly and they’re used to people being lost.”  This was my favorite quote from this episode because I’m from New York and the people here are NOT friendly.

Instead of attending her orientation Amy goes around Manhattan with a map which makes her look like an idiot, but whatever.  There was a nice little photo slideshow to MGMT Kids, which is a great song, I’ll give the show that.  The next day, Bristol (who used her real name) comes to find Amy and drops the bomb that this gifted music program is really for teen mom musicians. 

The wind has been sucked out of Amy’s sails.

Bristol on Secret Life

Back in Cali, these geeks are spreading rumors that Amy’s pregnant again and that’s why she left school.  I really have no comment because it’s like there’s nothing else to gossip about at their school except for who might and might not be pregnant.  At least Amy’s friends are attempting to be useful. 

And of course that weird kid with the lisp shows up and randomly starts spouting out statistics about teen pregnancy.  That was real sly, ABC Family.

Onto the newest pregnancy, Adrian has decided she wants to get an abortion.  Not surprised, but knowing creator Brenda Hampton and having read spoilers, I’m sure she won’t go through with it.  We get it, this show is pro-life.  And honestly that’s fine but then don’t call it The Secret Life of the American Teenager when you’re only writing script from ONE viewpoint.

Teenagers in the US have many different viewpoints and different lives.  This show is completely misrepresenting the youth of today and teenagers need something more realistic to watch.

Back to the show, Grace you’re beyond annoying.  Jack and Tom would’ve been tripping face if they really ate pot brownies.  At no point would Jack have been clearheaded enough to say “Oh no Tom!!! I think these are marijuana brownies!!”  OMG!! As for Tom, is Tammy really pregnant?  They totally glossed over that storyline.  

Onto my favorite topic: Ricky and Ashley.  They kissed, FINALLY! This is the most action they’ve ever showed us on this show.  These two know they are playing with fire.  Ricky initially resisted her, but he quickly caved and it was ON. I don’t hate this couple, I mean yes it’s creepy because it’s his kid’s aunt, but somehow I still find their chemistry to be interesting.

So what have we learned from this episode?  Well, Ben is a really nice guy and has been supportive.  The Juergens parents have become nymphomaniacs.  Bristol Palin sucks.  Lastly, everyone loves to gossip. 

But remember, just because you’re gossiping doesn’t mean you need to involve yourself in other people’s business. Cough, cough, Grace, cough.

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

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Addict666

I have no idea why I watch this show but if Adrian doesn't go through with her abortions it is like the show is blatantly saying that it is wrong, because her character has no reason to go through with the pregnancy, but Ashley and Ricky were really cute

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this show is sooo ridiculous i cannot stop watching it...lol. And as much as i understand what you're saying about Ashley and Ricky's chemistry, the grossness of it wins for me.

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