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The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1 (2008-2009)
Critic Consensus: While The Secret Life of the American Teenager manages to show teens behaving like real teenagers, forced dialogue and an overall lack of originality leaves the show stranded at the border of soap opera parody.
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Tv Season Info
as Amy Juergens
as Anne Juergens
as George Juergens
as Ashley Juergens
as Adrian Lee
as Grace Bowman
as Jack Pappas
as Mark Molina
as Ben Boykewich
as Ben Boykewich
as Ricky Underwood
as Marshall Bowman
as Kathleen Bowman
as Dr. Fields
as Tom Bowman
as David Johnson
as Rev. Stone
Nothing about it feels original or even especially timely, and it certainly doesn't reveal any great secrets about society.
Shailene Woodley is terrific as the teen in question. Unfortunately, other parts of the show feel so contrived they border on soap opera parody.
[Some] moments [are] didactic,... But Secret Life does a good job of highlighting the pressure that many of today's teens experience while living in a society that seems to glorify sexual behavior.
With so many other teen drama series on the air today,... high school kids pretending to be adults.. it's nice to see a series that addresses real teen issues with characters that behave like real teenagers.
Secret Life so awkwardly blends the cutesy with the smarmy that you can't help wondering if naming the football team "the Lancers" is meant as a phallic joke. In a show like this, even scoring probably has a double meaning.
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