When MTV first jumped into scripted comedy with 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger,' it launched based on a gimmick that it really didn't need. The show succeeded more when it focused more on typical teen angst and drama. And we find that 'Awkward' (Tue., 11PM ET on MTV) is even better because it focuses on those things.
The drama shifts from a male teen with a big situation to a female teen with a whole different kind of problem to deal with. While RJ's truth was accidentally revealed to the entire school, leading to all kinds of problems, Jenna's problem is in many ways much worse because a non-truth about her begins to define people's perceptions of her.