After witnessing an absolute train wreck of a Q&A with the cast of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER backstage following last weeks TEEN CHOICE AWARDS, this TV Addict finally found the impetus to take the plunge, shell out $1.99 on iTunes and check out the pilot episode of the ABC Family hit summer show. I mean could the show possibly be as ‘entertaining’ as the cast’s botched press conference?
Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed.
From the “wasn’t that cool-three-years-ago” Avril Lavigne song that opened the show, to the seemingly never-ending series of trademark Brenda Hampton lectures on subjects ranging on everything from dress codes and abortion, to religion, abstinence and abuse, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER was exactly what I expected. An unintentionally hilarious after-school special/public service announcement hybrid that is quite possibly secretly funded by some sort of religious group or pro-family organization. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
What’s worse, I’m kind of, err… sort of… umm… curious as to what’s going to happen next.
Will Amy’s parents lose it when they discover what happened at Band Camp? Does Ben finally get
acting lessons lucky? Will Ricky fall for Grace and change his philandering ways? And most importantly, will “left wing Hollywood” ever stop painting Band Camp as a pit of social depravity and promiscuity!
I suppose time will tell. But until then, this TV Addict would like to pose this interesting question. Is THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER officially the best worst show in the history of television? Or is it far too early to be passing the torch from 7TH HEAVEN?