THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER "Cute" Season 4 Episode 7 – Last week things started flying off the rails with regard to Ricky’s storyline surrounding his college admission and the skank who worked there. After absolutely shocking me and turning out storylines that were actually watchable, the show sunk back to scraping the bottom of the barrel, or so I thought.

Well, it kinda did, it kinda didn’t. I don’t-I can’t-view this show in the same way I view other shows. You cannot compare a show like this to something like Game of Thrones or The Good Wife, shows which are trying to push the envelope and tell really smart stories that trust the viewers are smart enough to keep up without repeating every single plot point twenty times an hour. You just have to sort of view it in its own little vacuum: are the writers pulling out the same stories they’ve used thirty times before? Are these people on my screen characters, or actors clearly reading lines above the camera? Needless to say, my expectations for this show aren’t exactly monumental, but the show has surprised me this season, really trying to step up its game and take some risks. Read More...


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