Secret Life Of The American Teenager: Season 2June 23rd, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by GD
The television series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” first appeared on ABC Family on July 1, last year. It was an instant hit with the target audience and has become one of the highest rated shows on American cable network. Its debut episode broke all records and went onto become the highest rated debut for the channel with 2.82 million viewers watching.The show has been created by Brenda Hampton and has come back on air with its second season on June 22, 2009.
The show focused primarily on the life of Amy Juergens,a fictional fifteen year old teen character, wonderfully portrayed by Shailene Woodley. The first season told the story of Amy’s pregnancy and what effects it had on her loved ones. It also showed the different trials and tribulations a family goes through in case of teen pregnancy which has become so common in today’s day and age in the American society. The show also focuses on her friends at the Ulysses S.Grant High School.
The second season is going to show how Amy fits into her role as teen mother while facing up to the various obvious challenges in such a scenario. It would also be dealing with other characters, her friends and family and their own problems. Though a hit with the general audience the show has failed to receive positive review from most of the critics. But Tom Shales of The Washington post puts it aptly, when he writes,”its (the show) meant to be enjoyed on a superficial, self-spoofing level, with lots and lots of plot and not much character development getting in the way.” Let us now wait and see whether the second season is able to live up to the audience expectations or not.
Tags: abc family, american cable, american teenager, audience expectations, brenda hampton, cable network, debut episode, grant high school, juergens, million viewers, second season, shailene woodley, target audience, teen character, teen mother, teen pregnancy, tom shales, ulysses s grant, ulysses s grant high school, washington post