THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER “Who Do You Trust” Season 3 Episode 15 – The “previously on The Secret Life of the American Teenager” segment plays like a comedy montage. Then Adrian waddles down the hallway with a tonne of vegetables and fruit. Everyone is so happy to see Adrian. They squeal when they see her. That’s how you know they’re happy. They are also surprised about her baby bump. You know they’re surprised because their eyes widen and their eyebrows raise. This is the universal look of surprise. They probably have a chart of emotions just behind the camera so that the robots masquerading as actors masquerading as characters can push their facial features into the appropriate positions.
I just want it to be clear that I think this is an awful show. This is an evil show. This show should not be on the air, not when shows like Freaks and Geeks and My So Called Life barely lasted a year. O’Mally (or O’Malley), the new school councillor who looks like she’s seventeen, is confronted by Ashley who is supposed to be the dark centre of the show. Ashley is certainly the sulky centre of the show. The dark centre would require, I don’t know, darkness. Ashley does not want to go to school because she’s tired of it. Which is reasonable. So she will teach herself school.
This is the show where Amy tells her father that she asked her baby daddy to get tested for STIs so that they can have sex. I deserve a medal for keeping my eyes on the screen without dying.
Tom’s job is to listen to employees who then realise that they want to quit their jobs. This is ridiculously condescending writing.
Grace asks her mother’s permission to have sex with her boyfriend. Do these conversations actually happen? Do these people actually exist? The show is called “The Secret Life…” Where are the secrets?
Adrian and Ben’s baby will be a girl, which is the big reveal of the episode. That and Ricky’s mother returned home. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out the riveting news whether Ricky or the other characters on the show have STIs. Can you possibly wait? I know I can.
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