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Awkward: Season 1 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Smartly written, well acted, and emotionally resonant, Awkward captures the anxiety of teenage life with wit and insight.


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This comedy series is about an ordinary teen, Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), who is thrust into the spotlight at school after a simple accident leads everyone to believe she attempted suicide. Narrated by Jenna via her blog posts, the series covers every issue from parents to boys and mean girls, with the first season mainly focusing on her feelings for two male classmates, Matty ( Beau Mirchoff ) and Jake ( Brett Davern ). Created by Lauren Iungerich.


Nikki Deloach
as Lacey Hamilton
Desi Lydic
as Valerie
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Critic Reviews for Awkward: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (12)

Fresh face Ashley Rickards is instantly appealing in this goofy high school comedy.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Comedy, romance, depth of character development and potential scandal - no wonder Awkward is an early hit.

August 19, 2011 | Full Review…

Awkward could generate a few protests - and that's okay. Maybe it will get more people to watch a good show.

July 19, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Awkward., while fitting squarely within the clichés of high school drama, proves compelling and thoroughly entertaining due to its snarky, relatable lead character Jenna, ably portrayed by Ashley Rickards.

October 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Perhaps the most aptly-titled show on television. Everything Jenna Hamilton goes through fits that word and I can't help laughing and feeling second hand embarrassment right along with her.

July 19, 2011 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Awkward's superb writing enables sharp character development, revealing layer after layer of each personality and giving viewers a glimpse of the complicated dynamics that exist within this peer group.

July 19, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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