The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: The Power of Suggestion

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Up until this point, I've given a lot of sympathy to Amy and Ricky regarding wanting to play down their wedding. But "Lies and Byes" changed it all for me.

I guess I was naive in thinking that Amy's only reason for eloping was to escape feeling overwhelmed.

Ben Is Upset

Speaking of overwhelmed, this boy in the above photo is breaking down. Seriously, why is Ben Boykewich not in therapy? I know Leo said that he needs to fix his own problems from now on, but the kid just confessed to a crime he didn't actually commit. Can someone please deal with Dylan already? Just because you're a virgin doesn't mean you are more trustworthy. I just want to slap her. 

For less idiot quotes, check out our The Secret Life of the American Teenager quotes section. 

Back to Amy and why she doesn't want the wedding: She doesn't want her mom there because she isn't comfortable with the fact that Anne is gay. Really, Amy? After everything that Anne has done for you? I am super disappointed. If you want to get married, do it for you and not anybody else. Elope because having a big reception isn't important to you and you just want to tie the knot with the one you love.

Also, why is everyone so hellbent on throwing a party for two kids who don't want one? I'm not a parent so I'm sure there is a large element I don't understand. If I got married without telling my parents, I'm sure they'd be pissed. I understand wanting to be there for your loved one's celebration, but I am so over this wedding.

I'm also over Grace and her attempt to convert everyone to Christianity! Leave it alone woman! We have freedom of religion in this country, stop trying to force everyone to conform to your beliefs. I'm not surprised Adrian wasn't willing to forgive her that easily. I also don't blame Adrian. Grace dumped her as a friend for a crappy reason and Adrian deserves better friends.

It seems like Adrian couldn't do anything right this week. Why did Omar report what Ben said to him in the heat of anger? Sure, it was obnoxious of Ben, but now Omar is going to be subject to an investigation that really isn't necessary.

Amy and Ricky were my favorite part of the show, but right now they should take a backseat. They could talk about this wedding until they are blue in the face and nothing will change for like at least two seasons. I'm over it. Let's get this trial started and clear Ben's name! Also will we see Ashley again? 

What did everyone else think of the latest Secret Life episode? Are you all feeling as exasperated as I am? Hit the comments!

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    Ellebelle

    Man I don't know what it is about this show. It annoys me SOOO much, but I can't quit watching because I want to know what happens xD The problem is, that nothing seems to settle. Everything just keeps going in circles - I wish Amy and Ricky would get married already and get it over with. If they split up again, I don't think I can keep watching. It gets old and repetitive. I think it's incredibly immature and insensitive of Amy to react this way to her mother being gay. What's wrong with her being happy? Her parents were fighting nonstop and it was getting so old! Her family stopped being the same YEARS ago. Get over it! She isn't even living at home anymore.
    I am so glad Ashley left for Italy - she obviously wasn't happy at home and was constantly letting everyone know that in the most rude and inconsiderate way possible. Not that the rest of the family was any better. Maybe she will be happy now and quit acting like such a bitch.
    I hope Grace either leaves the Christian thing all together or realizes that everyone is sick and tired of her trying to manipulate them into believing something that they don't want to believe. If she would just quit pushing people, she would have a lot more friends.

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    too many new characters makes things more complicated and lame... They already have one too many regulars on the first place and they keep on bringing in new ones. (started when Ashley went to High School) She attracted that gay dude, then Grant, then Toby, then came Daniel, then Omar, then Dylan and her awful pose, then Ethan, then whoever Lauren was with, then a new and really lame counselor (unlike the first two, who are actually funny), then Camille, (then Nora, but I do love her though), then Dylan's annoying and awful parents, then Kathy and her two new meany friends, and now Clementine.. This is not LOST, that they could afford more than ten regulars. (at least with Lost, they get to kill off more-than half the original regular casts.)

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    Oh my fucking god. are you serious?
    First of all, its a show, no one ever said it was based on anything close to reality. Yes, obviously it is exagerated and far fetched but isn't that what entertainment is for? If you are not entertained by it, then do us ALL a favor and just STOP WATCHING IT! Sadly, some of this does happen and in a way, it's nice to have a show that isn't complete bullshit that doesn't even happen. Lastly, yes the parents have authority and obviously none of you are parents which in other words means you have no idea what your talking about.No matter your ages, im sure all of you can admit to doing shit when you were teens and getting in trouble.Amy, got pregnant at fifteen so please don't judge her, she has every right to act like a child sometimes considering she had to deal with so much at so young.

    Amygirl

    Haha I haven't watched this episode and I won't. Stupid TSLOTAT! Other commenters, you expect this show to be realistic? No way! This show is beyond stupid. Amy is not a struggling teen mom, she's an entitled brat who is NEVERRR shot taking care of her son! It's hilarious! I gave it a second chance when I found out Amy and Ricky eloped thinking they were done with that bullshit, but apparently not. Completely done with this show.

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    this show is becoming so dumb! really? a 17 year old girl just take a plane and leave? in wich country? i used to love the show but really, now i just forward the ben's parts because i can't stand that man

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    I see why ratings are down - this show just gets more insane as time goes on. Is the actress that plays Ashley in college or something - there must be a reason she is hardly ever there anymore.

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    DO THE PARENTS HAVE NO AUTHORITY IN THIS SHOW?!?!?! Like seriously! A 17 year old girl leaves for ITALY and they're just like "Ok cool hope she's okay". WTF?!?! My parents would have an Amber Alert for me threatening for me to come back home. Also how did she get a ticket and passport without her parents? With all the airport security I'm sure parents permission has to be in there somewhere.
    Also Amy and Rocky have a kid? Really? Because I'm pretty sure I never saw her change diapers, feed him, make him a bottle, saw his first steps, heard him talk for the first time, saw her struggle with him while in school, saw him go off to school! Nope just dealt with hearing the word sex 759289548239769342 times an episode and hearing who slept with who and Amy dealing with Ben and Ricky. They never showed the struggles of being a teenage mom. Ever. And I thought that was what this show was about.

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    I freaking love this show... Where to start? Omar is an idiot and a looser. That idiot should have not reported that Ben called him a pervert. He should have not also attempted to teach at the school that his grilfriends's ex husband attends. That is a complete conflict of interest and it would give Ben's family a lawsuit. I'm also hoping that Brenda doesn't make the same mistake she made with the youngest son on 7 heaven with Ben. Ben has made several mistake but please (I'm begging) don't make out to be the most immature person on the show.. And please stop with Ricky. Yeah we he it, he's working a full time job taking care of his child and being faithful. Enough is enough

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    @ Chase

    I agree I don't get the direction Brenda takes with Ben she's made everything bad for him, he is immature but like the reviewer said he needs help - serious therapy!!! Also Omar is an asshole

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    Im sooo done with this show this season has been the worst!! I just can't stand all the loopholes like Ashley taking off to another country alone??!! Wth id drag my kid back and I can't say this enough the writing is horrible! Ugghj just so disappointed where this show went from what it was :(

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    I over Amy at this point. She needs to grow up...