It’s not just the actors, but the characters are appealing too. I love Ben the most — he’s just this cute, socially awkward boy who has no idea what he’s doing and that’s incredibly sweet. I would marry him, well, except for the fact he isn’t real. A conspiracy, I swear. Ricky’s the character you love to hate. He’s a total jerk for playing girls, but there’s something very vulnerable about him that I think we see next episode when he realizes the baby is his. Even Adrian is getting on my good side. I hated her at first, but she’s become very real to me. Very great.
Is the content involving teenaged sex bad for younger viewers? Not at all. Francia Raisa said about the show’s impact at the Teen Choice Awards, “I’ve received many emails. People saying that it really makes me think twice about having sex. It really hits home with viewers who were pregnant at 15 or had an abortion at 15.” Come on, even the message is good.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager is the next great show and I think everyone of all ages should watch Amy’s struggle. It’s captured my heart and definitely deserves the Teen Choice Award it received.