The Secret Life of the American Teenager Goes "Dancing With the Stars"
This week's Secret Life featured a lot of talking, mixed in with some heavy and moving moments. Unfortunately the good rating I would've given "Dancing With the Stars" went down the toilet the moment it tried to turn this into an episode of Glee. Lauren has a good voice, but enough with everyone trying to go down the musical route! It's overkill.
It was also kind of weird that Amy would send Lauren's boy toy over when Lauren was babysitting for her son. Who knows what these hormone-laden crazy kids could get themselves into?
I know what some of them are NOT getting into, however. Despite Adrian's best efforts (which I found completely transparent and cheesy) Ben is just not down with sleeping with her. Not to mention, it would be insane for Adrian to get pregnant. Amy was right, they are all still recovering from the loss of Mercy. Even though Adrian seemed to be on a better path this week, I still worry about her.
As far as Ben, I really hope he sticks to his wits. After Leo's bombshell here, he's got other things to focus on. I'm glad Leo shared that with Ben, as I believe he deserved to know. As soon as Leo started speaking with him, I realized where it was going. Alcoholism can be hereditary and it's a serious issue.
For once, I felt like the issue was handled openly and honestly. Something that I've never found to be super authentic is the way Grace's boyfriends ask her mother for permission to have sex with her. Maybe it does exist with other people, but I've never heard of this. In fact, I think it's borderline inappropriate. That's something for Kathleen to discuss with Grace, not Grace's boyfriends.
All in all, a decent episode. Poor Jack, though. This guy can't catch a break! I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't be able to find a single date. C'mon female readers, who would've gone to the dance with Jack?
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: "Dancing With the Stars"
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