Thursday, March 26, 2009

Being Pregnant in High School never looked so fun

The first season of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" is over.

When this show first started being advertised, I knew I would love it for so many reasons. 

First of all, nothing with Molly Ringwald could ever be bad. 

Second of all, the show was created by Brenda Hampton who also created "7th Heaven" - my favorite show growing up apart from "Full House". 

Third of all, pregnant teen equals guaranteed D-R-A-M-A.

I love this show but I don't think it's all that realistic in some ways. It makes teenage pregnancy look like a good idea. In this society where kids are having sex younger and younger, this is not the example we want to set. 

So I just want to clear a few things up for the naive teenagers who are watching this show thinking - that doesn't look so bad. 

First of all, not everyone's parent's could afford to help their teenager raise a baby. Second of all, not everyone's teenage "first" boyfriend would stick with you while you have another guy's baby. And finally, when you are the pregnant teenager - your fellow High School students treat you more like Juno and less like a victim.

Beside these few flaws of reality, the show is pretty awesome. 

For a show about a pregnant teenager, it is ironically innocent. I can't wait for the second season because now that Amy has decided to keep the baby, the decision's and drama have just begun.

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