The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: "New York, New York"

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You cannot date your sister's... IMPREGNATOR!!!
- George

On "New York, New York," people started talking more and owning up to their “secrets.”  Perhaps most notably, Adrian told everyone she is pregnant.  And by everyone, I mean EVERYONE.  There’s no better way to set the record straight than to make a hallway announcement in the middle of a high school.

Poor Ben, though, he still hadn’t told his girlfriend Amy the news. This whole scenario is what makes this show so hard to believe.  In what I like to call “The Real Life of the American Teenager,” a girl announcing her pregnancy would’ve been texted, Tweeted, Facebook posted, emailed... Hell, even written in the sky by the time she even got to her next class.

Somehow, though, Amy, who is still in New York, has yet to catch wind of this gossip bomb.  She’s across the country, not in a hut in the middle of the dessert with no Internet or cell connection.  To maximize dramatic effect (and because Bobby Baccala said so) Ben flies to New York to tell Amy face-to-face.  Oh, he also flew on his family’s private jet.  Who knew the sausage business was so lucrative?

Ben Picture

As one could predict, Amy freaks out and delivers the best performance I’ve seen her give on this show to date.

The rest of the show was relatively uneventful.  Ricky’s mom was back in town to surrender and go back to jail.  She and Ricky have a few heartfelt moments.  Tom doesn’t get a job because he failed his drug test thanks to the pot brownies incident.  Jack’s secret is discovered about him living in the Beauman guesthouse and Josie Bissett is pissed. 

In the least surprising revelation of all, Ashley admits that she “more than likes Ricky.”  Molly Ringwald gets to play the cool parent for once.  She tells Ashley that in love and relationships, sometimes we need to listen to our heads more than our hearts. 

Pretty good writing for a show that is perpetually ridiculous.

New York, New York Review

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