Has anyone else been watching this excellent show on ABC Family? I saw the previews for episode 3 the other day, so I decided to get on ABC Family's website and see if I could at least see what happened in the first two episodes... they had both episodes online, full eps, for free.
I watched both of the episodes last night, and I'm looking forward to watching episode three tonight at 8pm (7pm central).
If you haven't seen the show, here's a brief rundown of who is who...
Amy: 15 year old French horn player in the school band. Smart, pretty. Shy, but good natured. Had sex with Ricky (one time hookup) at Band Camp, gets pregnant. Supported by her two best friends. Starts dating Ben in the first episode, but hasn't told him that she's pregnant yet (though he has heard that she hooked up with Ricky).
Anne: Amy's mother. Got married at age 18 after getting pregnant.
George: Amy's father. Discontent with his current marriage to Anne. Was married to another woman (Grace's mother) before marrying Anne.
Ashley: Amy's 13 year old rebellious sister.
Adrian: Bad Girl/Slut of the school, has a reputation. Good in school, but no one notices because of said reputation. Wants Ricky to see her as more than just sex.
Ben: Amy's boyfriend (as of episode 2). Joins the band just to get close to her. Thinks he's in love with her. Frequently confides in the Guidance Counselor at school.
Ricky: Bad boy. Got Amy pregnant, sleeps with as many girls as possible, but has an underlying issue. His father sexually abused him as a child and now he's being bounced from foster home to foster home.
Grace: Devout Christian, head cheerleader. Very perky, sometimes to the point of being annoying. Wears a promise ring and won't have sex until marriage. Her brother has down syndrome. Isn't sure whether or not to forgive Jack's cheating.
Jack: Grace's boyfriend. Got caught by Grace's brother sharing a kiss with Adrian. Slept with Adrian, but Grace doesn't know this. Tries to be a good Christian, but also gets caught in the struggle with lust.
Marc (aka Mr. Molina): New school counselor.
I'm going to be honest, while some people might feel this is over the top and doesn't look realistically at high school, it truly captures what it is like to be an American teenager. I haven't been out of high school for very long (2 years now) and I teach high school Sunday school. This is a very realistic picture of what teens go through in American high schools today, and I think it's a very good show.
It's written by the same people who wrote 7th Heaven.
Overall, I give the show 4 out of 5 stars!
Will you be watching it tonight? What do you think of it so far? Have you seen it?