May 24, 2011

How Secret Life of the American Teenager is preparing me for the near future ...

The beginning of 2011 rang in with a flu bug. Runny noses, aches, fevers. Needless to say, I was stuck in my bed until I got better. And how does one get through a week of being sick ??? Why hello there Netflix, let's be friends.

Now Netflix and I have been friends for awhile, so what was left to watch, well it was slightly limited.  And So I came across this series ...

I'd seen it before. A little bit of the first season. All I could recall is that it went something along the lines of this...

You know, one of those shows you can't take your eyes off of. There's just one train wreck after another and you NEED to know what happens next. All the while you are rolling your eyes and laughing at it's absurdity.

Well it was either watch that or Veggie Tales. Train wreck The Secret Life of The American Teenager won.

Before long, I was glued. I watched pretty much every single season available.

In short, this is how it went down ...

First it starts with 6 teens

 The school year starts and they are all cozied up into their cute little couples.

 But backtrack!!! Let's not forget Ricky and Amy's little "special time" alone at band camp!

Which led too...

Kinda threw a chink in all the cute little couplings, but fought forward. And all was well ... Mommy daddy cuddled up to their new baby Jon and ... wait ...

Who's that kissing Amy?

OHHHH That's Ben. He didn't want Amy to be alone and since they were SO in love at the age of sixteen, they decided to get fake ideas and get married. So they went through the whole ceremony and in the end ... it too was fake!

This is just going to cause more complications and stress and it's all just too much. So Ben and Amy decide to "take a break" up. Amy keeps to her self, but it seems like Ben isn't versed in his episodes of "FRIENDS because he gets a bit lonely. Here is further proof ...

Please take note of Exibit C for this is where our story takes a huge turn in events. In this picture we witness Ben and Adrian alone in a car ...

Break's over Buddy. Time to fess up. Why not take the private jet out to New York for a night so it can be more personal.

Now no story would be complete without everyone's BFF's involved ...

Is it just me, or do all these faces seem to lack a tiny bit of support? It's probably just me.

Moving on, amidst all this chaos, Jack and Grace split because they had sex and Grace thought doing it made her dad die. Then she found out Jack had also been with Adrian doing "something" and refused to go back to him. So she met grant.

And since Jack had no one else to turn to, seeing as everyone else is taken, she chooses Madison (Token BFF) They're a bit rocky right now.

So, moving on... Now that Ricky and Amy are starting to get along better, Ben and Adrian decide they need to make the most of their situation and become a couple. Oh yeah, and they are getting married cuz Ben's dad is buying them a Condo. (Ben's dad is the Sausage King, which makes him rich)

But if we're being honest, I don't really care much about Ben and Adrian because it seems like Ricky is changing his ways and trying to become a family. Good for him!

And so, we start the show with one pregnancy and it seems we are ending this new season with another. Aren't they cute little pregnant teens?

OMG NO!!!!

And this is just a quick synopsis!!! It's only a fraction of how train wreckage this is!

So here is what I learned from watching all 3 seasons in the past two months ...

  • Even as young as 13, all teens think about is sex.
  • If you watch one episode of the Secret Life and took a shot every time they say the word "sex", you'd be drunk within the first half. (Works much better for the earlier seasons) And NO I haven't tried it.
  • Kids talk to their parents about sex and actually ask their permission before doing it. 
I'm sure I've missed a few things.

Have I mentioned that I'm 30! 30 years old and I religiously watch this ridiculous angsty show every week!

I can't lie though, as my daughter just turned 10, I pay more attention to the parents than I do the adults. I'm not sure that the parent/child interactions are actually realistic, I do kinda hope I've gained at least a few nuggets of information to take with me in these next few years.

1 comment:

Jessica Nelson said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you're feeling better, and wow, talk about some teen drama in that show. LOL