The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: Canned Heat

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Amy's crankiness has been a focal point on this season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. On "The Beach Is Back," the moody streak continued even after Amy discovered she wasn't pregnant.

Leave it to Ricky, who has done a lot of maturing over these past few seasons, to hone in on what it is that's really under Amy's skin.

Amy's Upset

Ricky realizes that the last time Amy was a teenager was that first night at band camp when they had sex. She made an adult decision at 15 years old that she wasn't ready for and thus came an adult consequence. Amy had to grow up very quickly and even though she has accepted the responsibilities, there are certainly times you can tell she just wants to bust loose and be a kid.

His idea to take her back to the spot they first met to have an honest conversation was great. He's right that you can't change the past, but you can change how you approach stuff in the future. 

I have to agree with Lauren, though, that Amy's attitude sucks and it's contagious. Nobody wants to be around a Debbie Downer all the time. Especially Lauren, who needs some cheering up this summer.

It's nice to see someone on this show maturing for a change. I'm proud of Lauren for deciding to let go of her anger towards Jesse and Lauren because it's NOT an easy thing to do. However, I also agree with her decision to honestly say she doesn't think she can take her back as a best friend. Some betrayal just changes the fabric of a friendship.

Grace was acting pretty childish but I also think having a sibling sprung on you is probably pretty crazy. I guess the important thing to remember is that it's not like Jacob chose to be born to an adulterer. I'll go easy on her in this case, but she needs to stop teasing Jack the way she does. Walking around in your bra because you can't find the thermostat? Please, like I believe that.

Jack needs new friends, stat. Ben also needs better taste in girls, because I'm still really not feeling Dylan or her family. Sorry to say, but no. I'm glad Leo is laying down the law in the best way he can see fit. I'm not really sure what Dylan and her friends consider "poor clothes" to be, considering they are cheesy as hell and have no style. Then again lots of girls are shallow and petty, especially in high school.

Also, it is nearly impossible to look good in a heat wave! Every seemed to be affected negatively by the weather. Everyone except for Ricky. who must be doing some sort of yoga and meditation on the sly to put up with everything with a smile this season.

What did everyone think of this week's Secret Life? Is George obsessed with the idea of Anne being gay? Should Kathleen have handled things with her kids differently? Will Ricky and Amy work things out? Hit the comments and don't forget to check out this week's The Secret Life of the American Teenager quotes!

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Its perfectly played ilove it its so goooood big up to all the fans

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Its perfectly played ilove it its so goooood

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This show is dumb

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I mean i get what the writers are trying to do with the Amy character..but come on let's her also being sometimes fun, funny even in this 'phase'..please she is the main character so it is hard to watch her being so unlikable..although pretty kind of realistic for this show..And Ricky is now..just the perfect guy..lol..in this episode he did not lecture, he was just empathic, just here for others without being annoying..He was the dream guy..LOVED IT, although i liked him flawed, in this episode his qualities were just charming and endearing..Amy is really a lucky gal in this department..and what can i say i find Dylan's friends annoying but Dylan herself is cute to me (love the little actress big blue eyes..ha) and with Ben (who i find more good-looking this season..the actor has a pretty great smile and some sort of sparkle in the eyes this year) they make a cutie couple imo..otherwise i like Georges (although sometimes too much sexist..but i don't know i don't take it seriously..should be the fact he is one of the few having humor), Nora and Betty (when she guest-star, Jen Coolidge is awesome..very quirky i like it).
So that being said it was a quite good episode for a cheesy, badly written show like Secret Life.

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is a really good episode! simple but realistic ... and we needed something like this season

The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 4 Episode 18 Quotes

Your attitude sucks, you know that?

Lauren [to Amy]

Well everyday you wanna do something other than go to school and to work. But that your summer. Those are the choices you made, so live with it.

Ricky
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