The Secret Life of the American Teenager

The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Season One

DVD - 2008
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Good-girl band geek Amy is smart and talented. She, also, happens to be pregnant. Super-Christian cheerleader Grace wants to wait until she's married. Those are just two of the surprises facing Amy and her friends in this portrait of modern-day high school life. Everyone's secrets and stories begin to surface and their parents begin to find out.
Publisher: [California] : ABC Family, 2008.
ISBN: 9780788894435
0788894439
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 473 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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iloveseaotters
May 26, 2019

I was really excited to see Molly Ringwald in a new series, which is why I tuned in to "Secret Life". However, after only four episodes, I had seen enough. This show is awful! I was just appalled with the way this show is written. Almost every sentence had the word "s**" in it. At one point, one of the main characters went into the counselor's office for advice on sleeping with a girl. This boy couldn't have been older than 15. To my amazement, the counselor supported his decision! Very disturbing message. I don't have children, but I watched this show with my husband and even he seemed uncomfortable with the format. I can't believe this show is such a huge hit. When a show about teen pregnancy has a "warning" for parents, you know there is something wrong. I know things have changed since I was a teen, but I find this very irresponsible. I also wonder why they chose to start out this show with the fact that the main character finds out she's pregnant. It seems to me that it limits the storyline and puts all the focus on teen pregnancy. The fact that this show is so disturbing to me has also ruined my image of Molly Ringwald. She did so many great movies in the 80's that to see her in something like this is disheartening. For one thing, she doesn't look old enough to have a teenage daughter. I'm glad she's found a successful series, but I think she can do so much better than this horrible TV show.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Nov 14, 2014

Want to watch Shailene Woodley when she was just starting as an actress? This is a tour-de-force where her character, Amy, is in almost every scene, playing a pregnant teen who doesn't want to give up her baby. As in most teen dramas, the adults take 2nd billing, and though we all love Molly Ringwald, she does not display many acting chops in this one. Amy's younger sister steals almost every scene she's in with her deadpan, comic delivery! Kept me interested to find out what would happen next with the ever-changing relationships between leads.

Kimberly A Sanders Sep 25, 2014

This show is PERFECT for teens. it shows what could happen if you have unprotected sex.

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Amy is a geeky girl in her school band who has a one-night stand with a "bad boy." She ends up pregnant, and soon her life changes completely as she knows it. Everyone else's secrets start tumbling out. What will happen?

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