- Summary: Jenna Hamilton is a 15-year-old girl who returns to school after finding herself the center of attention because of an embarrassing accident that left her with a broken arm, which is misconstrued as something more serious.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: In Season
- Season 1 premiere date: Jul 19, 2011
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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80Gosh, that's a lot of derivative teen-movie influences for a half-hour show. Yet the swift pacing and simplicity of Awkward remind us that awkwardness can still be freshly painful and funny material, so long as there are still teenagers and high schools.
80A series about a high-school girl that's neither maudlin nor alarming nor conceived with intent to preach or to shock. It's further distinguished by its focus on entirely recognizable teenage pains, as endured by an entirely recognizable teenager, Jenna. Its other distinction: strong echoes of an older kind of storytelling, the sort whose characters grow and acquire depth.
60While the premise is refreshingly gimmick-free compared with "RJ Berger" or "Teen Wolf," the situations aren't compelling enough to make this much more than a latter-day "Doogie Howser, M.D." with a gender switch.
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