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Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

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  • Starring: Nikki DeLoach, Beau Mirchoff, Desi Lydic
  • 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
  • Creator: Lauren Iungerich
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jul 19, 2011
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Tanner Stransky
    Jul 18, 2011
    83
    She navigates the sharky waters of high school, friends, mean cheerleaders, and cute boys with a snarky voice-over that makes her--and Awkward.--easy to fall in love with.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jul 19, 2011
    80
    Gosh, 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Jul 26, 2011
    80
    A 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jul 19, 2011
    75
    Aside from the gratuitous sexual stuff, Awkward is a really good, funny, fun show.
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jul 19, 2011
    75
    The life of an everyday American high school girl has rarely been rendered with such sly and funny precision as it is in MTV's aptly named Awkward.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jul 19, 2011
    70
    Jenna being actually pretty adorable. And so is Awkward, which, like "Glee," deals gently and semicomically with issues of sexuality and bullying but never really draws blood.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 19, 2011
    60
    While 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    When i seen the first episode i didn't think much of it but as the series continued i loved it more and more and found my self looking forward every week for the next episode.

    Love love love this show! It's in the top 5 favorite shows!! Hope there is a season 2 :)
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  2. Sep 3, 2011
    10
    Love this show!! Was not expecting too much from MTV BUT was pleasantly surprised. This is the perfect show to blob out and watch.
  3. Sep 20, 2013
    10
    Pure genius. Pilots are hard, but Lauren (the creator) nailed it! Probably one of the best acted, and well written pilots in the past 10 years. Seriously. The production value is a little shoddy, but it is MTV not NBC. Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2011
    8
    I generally blame MTV, VH1 and E channel for the destruction of Western Civilization but this is the smartest, funniest show to come along since Daria. It still doesn't make up for the Real World, Flavor of Love and the truckloads of other crap they've polluted the airwaves with. Expand
  5. Aug 11, 2011
    8
    Didn't expect much from an MTV Show, but the opening episodes have definitely been a pleasant surprise. The actors in this are easier to relate to than other teenage focused shows like 90210 or the like. Hopefully this show can continue to stay fresh. Expand
  6. Jul 25, 2011
    4
    I'm clearly not the target audience. I miss by a few decades. Still, the plot was slow and really without much imagination. The dialogue was way too predicatable. Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2014
    0
    This show is really stupid and boring I wish they wouldn't have any more seasons of this. The plot and dialogue are horrible and the characters and boring and very non memorable. This show has no real plot and should have no real place on tv. Expand

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