Exagerated, but in a good way

To be honest with you I may not have the best look at this show. I live in the UK so, though I am a teenager, I have know idea what American schools are like, what view people have on sex or religion over there.


It seems to me though that the characters positions are exaggerated a lot. For instance, there is the very religious girl who will not have sex till she's married, and then there's the slut who will do it with anyone.


But this isn't a bad thing. I think the show is trying to relate to a lot of people's situations, and the emphasised roles helps them do this. This may only be for entertainment purposes, but it could also help people. Those watching the show may take advice from the way the characters handle the situation and use it to help them. For instance the way Amy handles the pregnancy, or Ben with his first girlfriend.


The comments people have made about how it is only set from one viewpoint are silly. The show follows over 6 different characters at a time, each with there own story, so it is definitely not taken from one viewpoint.


Taking a more personal stance, I really like the show! It's fun to watch and the characters are interesting and have interesting story lines. I really like the character of Amy, the way she is played and her person in general. Ben is also a nice person, though I think the way he handles his relationship is a little strange, though not necessarily unrealistic.

The other characters too are cool and I especially like the way the show has so many plots entwined together.

But basically it is a great TV show, and I'm glad I started watching it, and can't wait to watch more.

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Jul 15, 2008 11:01PM EDT

Same here!

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Jul 19, 2008 7:20PM EDT

Yeah i mean im not positive about what all goes on in American teenagers minds and private lifes but I do know that me myself am an American teenager and i think watching this show is a great way for teens to see the possibilities of what could happend if they became like amy and mabye that would help prevent them from getting into situations lyke that and staying away from guys lyke ricky who are just looking for trouble.

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Jul 24, 2008 2:18PM EDT

ok here's the thing, im from the Philippines and i totaly can relate to this show... so far the story is just like my High School Back then, am 21 now but I can remember it clearly.. This show is soooooo much like my High School and I bet some other people are encountering the same situation right now..

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Aug 1, 2008 9:31PM EDT

Hey yankypeanut i saw on a different post that you commented that you lived in the UK so abc family wouldnt let you watch full episodes you can watch them on youtube usually ppl post up the video lyke sometime in the late afternoon the nxt day and your right if i would have to wait to c it i would say it waz worth waiting for cuz it is!

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Aug 1, 2008 9:40PM EDT

Hey VBall,Thanks for the tip. I've also found that NinjaVideo has it on pretty quickly, in reasonably good quality, and even in widescreen.I know, it's a really awesome show!Cya

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