I have not seen the episode as of yet but speaking as someone who actually had a stillborn baby at 17 years old the issue is very real and although it is a rare occurence it does happen. Before this happened to me I had never even heard of a still birth it boggled my mind that my baby died inside of me and i still had to give birth. I think that it is important to show all the things that can happen with teen pregnancy and because stillbirth does not occur as often perhaps this is why people are saying that they "went too far" Like I said I never had even heard of stillbirth it is a very sensitive issue it would have been MORBID for them to show the birth with the baby coming out mute, the baby DOES NOT look as you wouldd expect it too when it was time to bury my baby it was closed casket because they told me my baby basically was decomposing so i didnt even get to say goodbye, I DID NOT hold my baby and to tell the truth i barely looked at him although I regret it deeply. This is a real life sensitive situation and I'm thankful that they spared us with the little details.
I think having Ben and Adrian lose their baby, though incredibly sad, was the right thing for the show. A show like this, one that is not afraid to be controversial what with things like the teen pregnancies and Just Say Me, should show the bad/tragic with the good. And they did. These things happen and not everyone knows that, so hopefully The Secret Life informed a few more people while entertaining them. All of the actors did a tremendous job. I liked the contrast of the two major stories/couples, Adrian/Ben and Ricky/Amy, and I liked how they came together. I wasn't expecting the Amy/Adrian scenes, but it made sense and felt right. I also wasn't expecting Ricky and Amy to have sex after, but it too made sense. Tragedy either brings people closer or tears them apart, and it's also when you need people the most.
I'm a grown woman of 40 with 2 children, but I watch this show. there's not much else on in the summer. Last night's episode had me crying my eyes out. And yes, it does happen in real life unfortunately. Bravo Secret Life, for taking on such subject matter.
I cried my eyes out for this episode!
A lot of people complain about the acting, but remember that these actors are very young and for a lot of them this is their first acting job. I think that in light of that, they're doing a terrific job and that they've made really good strides since the first episode as they become more comfortable with their characters. Also remember that they're playing teenagers, who tend to be over-dramatic as a rule of thumb. :)
I think that this show set out to explore all of the consequences, good and bad, to having sex, not just for teenagers but for others as well. Look at Amy's mom and dad, for example, as well as Ben's father and Betty. Sex is an incredibly complicated issue for people of any age, and there is no one-stop answer or guide that fits everyone. I think that this show is doing a really good job of examining those issues with an unbiased mind. All of the issues - the emotional impact, the effect your choices have on the people around you, the physical risks - including STIs, the possibility of pregnancy, and the chance that something could go wrong with the pregnancy even if you do everything right. I think that educating teenagers about sex, both the pros and the cons, and fully explaining the magnitude of it, is an important thing. Teenagers are going to have sex with each other no matter how ignorant we try to keep them, so in the end it's best to educate them so that they can make the decision fully informed.
Also, not every story on here is tragic. Look at Ben's two best friends - they've been having sex and their relationship is stable and loving, and nothing bad has happened to them.
i was sad but prepared for this episode. i didn't like that Adrian's baby didn't make it because i was looking forward to see how her parenting style varied from Amy's. i understand why they did it and it's a good issue to cover since so many girls in my area get pregnant in or right out of high school.
on another note, i hope they can pick a set of characters and stick with them! jack and grant and grace and Madison and Lauren and tom and Kathleen and Robbie and the boyfriends and girlfriends and AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Ricky and Amy, Ben and Adrian with friends bu not entire separate story lines. i hate that they have so many going at once that you only get five minutes devoted to each section. it's like watching robot chicken for angsty teens. what ever happened to having main characters and supporting charterers. supporting charterers support, they don't run around having 1/2 the show to themselves. it's incredibly obnoxious.
I felt it overshadowed this traumatic and dramatic episode in the series to have parent's giving their kids money to not have sex, introducing new bus riding gold-diggers and cheating wives and husbands when it should have been about what happens when two young people make life changing decisions that lead to life changing events.
and where's betty, the only supporting character i like anymore?
I've never cried so much while watching a tv show. The secret life of the American teenager is more real Then any other show out there and I'm gald they did this because it does show what happens in the real world and I hope that the show doesn't lose it's viewers because that would be sad. So I hope everyone who has been watching well keep watching it and
I've cried so much while watching a tv show. The secret life of the American teenager is more real Then any other show out there and I'm gald they did this because it does show what happens in the real world and I hope that the show doesn't lose it's viewers because that would be sad. So I hope everyone who has been watching well keep watching it and
I am very happy to say this was the most boldest and smart move they have made. Everybody is too scared to show what happens everyday or to show kids that teen pregnancy isn't all peaches and creme. You are saying they took it too far but on every channel there are murder shows and even children die in it by the hands of a cold-hearted criminal. Yet, they show what can happen in real life and don't sugar coat anything and its wrong?! I think everyone needs to quit being scared and see what goes on around us. It is a scary world and we just live in it. I have a friend who lost a baby as a still born and she loved this episode because she was a young age and it was a huge tragedy to her. She said it shows teen pregnancy and parenthood is not glamourous. Everyone is titled to their own opinions. I just wish everyone in America would open their dang eyes and quit being so scared all the time. This does happen!!!!
I am very pleased and into the show. I am glad that ABCFAMILY took this route. I have seen a lot of people say its mean curel and wrong. Yes they are very true, but its what can happen. I have also seen that many are upset due to the fact they are only teenagers and won't understand what it means to have a still birth or sex is bad. ABCFAMILY is just showing what is real it may not seem it but it is maybe its fake the whole little crew are friends but in almost all highschools today kids are sleeping w/ the same people as everyone else. They show Amy w/ john nd what motherhood is like as a teen but now w/ the still birth its showing teens jus because your young and pregant doesn't mean nothing bad can happen to you. This is why I think its even better this happend to a teen so other teens can take in the seriousness of having a child and that this will show them have sex young is not always you get pregant and have baby or miscarry and no baby. It also show the teens nd viewer in general the type of feelings each topic brings. Esp for the teens nd still birth tho it shows them they are not close nor will they ever b ready to handle nd accept the emotions this sitiution can cause...
I also loved the scene where Amy comforts Adrian, it really shows how deep a mothers' love can reach even to those who do not get along.
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