Awkward (MTV) "Queen Bee-atches" Episode 6 – Will I lose all credibility as a child of the real MTV generation if I say I actually enjoyed "Queen Bee-atches," this week’s Awkward.? It’s very rare to see any TV show, especially one on a network that also produces Jersey Shore, tackle a real issue like body image and weight control. You know, without just flat-out mocking the fat kids.
Of course, it doesn’t help the cause that the show’s overweight character, Sadie, is a sadistic bitch who you’d really like to strangle, but what impresses me is that they’re at least trying to show why she is the way she is. And it’s not always black and white; there’s a lot of gray area and I appreciate that.
This week, Jenna’s mom, Lacey, is making a desperate bid to join one of those ultra-snobby charity sororities that TV writers have to create because they can’t legally use the Junior League. I grew up in a country club world; I know these people…and I’m just as over them as Jenna. But Jenna is a good daughter and she wants her mom to be happy. At least until she learns that the rush party is at Sadie’s house because her mother heads the league. All bets are off and Jenna finds herself in possession of Sadie’s food diary in which she tracks her weight and her hate. Read More...