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An unpopular 15-year-old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.

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Lauren Iungerich
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ashley Rickards ...  Jenna Hamilton 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Beau Mirchoff ...  Matty McKibben 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Jillian Rose Reed ...  Tamara / ... 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Brett Davern ...  Jake Rosati 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Molly Tarlov ...  Sadie Saxton 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Nikki Deloach ...  Lacey Hamilton 83 episodes, 2011-2016
Desi Lydic ...  Valerie Marks 73 episodes, 2011-2016
Greer Grammer ...  Lissa / ... 65 episodes, 2011-2016
Mike Faiola ...  Kevin Hamilton 55 episodes, 2011-2016
Jessica Lu ...  Ming Huang 36 episodes, 2011-2016
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Storyline

"Awkward" is about the specific incidents in our formative years that define us -sometimes for the best and sometimes for the worst. The show centers around fifteen-year-old Jenna Hamilton, who, like many, feels invisible to her peers and desperately wants to find her place--which is hard to do in a day and age where fitting in means standing out. Unfortunately, Jenna's visibility comes on the heels of an accident that gives her a not-so-fun stigma. And while the stigma of her accident could be the curse of her life, Jenna's determined to make it her life's blessing. Written by Lauren Iungerich

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Awkward See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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MTV/Remote Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The "carefrontation" letter that Jenna receives and is so frequently mentioned on the show reads as follows: Jenna,

As you are now, you could disappear and no one would notice. Below is a list of suggestions that you should seriously consider:

Number 1: Stop being a p****

Number 2: Your instincts suck. Second guess them.

Number 3: The only people more pathetic than you are your friends. Drop the dead weight.

Number 4: When you're pretty, you're happy. And clearly you're not happy.

Number 5: Pull your head out of your a** and stand out.

Number 6: Nobody likes the pitiful. Stop being such a drag.

Number 7: You have to be cruel to be kind.

Number 8: Make amends.

-A Friend. See more »

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Referenced in Unfriended (2014) See more »

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Astonishingly Good Show
31 August 2011 | by walter2-1See all my reviews

This show really captured my interest right from the first episode. Since I have both a son and daughter (now grown), I thought the show did a great job of showing the entire convoluted ecosystem high school kids live in, and what it looks like from their perspective (clearly, often a complete minefield). The stories are clever, well written, and interesting, 3 things sadly lacking in about 95% of TV content today. The cast is great, from Jenna right to the evil cheerleader. I didn't really expect to find this kind of show anywhere, MTV was a true surprise, and I think a lot of people (no matter what age) will enjoy this, if they ever find it. Maybe a bit too spicy for younger kids, but very impressive for everyone else.


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