We all anxiously awaited Monday nights when we could catch up on the sex lives of our favorite teenagers at Grant High. The show revolved around Amy Juergens, an innocent high school freshman who hooked up with the sexy bad boy, Ricky Underwood. In the beginning of the series, Ricky is a total player who doesn't seem to care about Amy that much.
In the first episode, the 15 year old Amy arrives home from school and goes straight to the bathroom. She takes a pregnancy test out of her french horn case and it comes up as positive; this is when she knows for sure that she is pregnant with Ricky's baby. The next day at school, she tells her best friends, Madison and Lauren that she had sex for the first time.
The series features multiple guest stars each episode. The plot focuses on the character of Amy Juergens, a year-old who gets pregnant at band camp before entering high school. It explores how the pregnancy affects her, her peers, and her family.
Nothing makes you feel, like, more old than seeing a "very special afterschool special" theme from your youth become the subject of a full-fledged TV series. While there is something to be said for having those formerly hush-hush subjects lose their stigma, it's rather frustrating to realize that TV is still resorting to the same old stereotypes. Nothing has changed. The haircuts just got better.
She has a paralysing fear of gerbils. She is often portrayed as sarcastic with a cynical outlook on life, but is known to show her softer side, especially to her father, to whom she is especially close with. She also sometimes gets along with her Sister Amy.
I can only take so much stupidity at a time before I get annoyed, but I always come back so I can shake my head and wonder if this is what teenagers are really like—or if this is how conservative TV execs want us to think teenagers are like. Many people have complained about the portrayal of pregnant women on Glee —that they are narcissistic, manipulative, and crazy bitches. They order there significant others around, lie to them, and degrade them.
Amy Juergens: [hears a knock on the door and thinks it's Ricky; flings open the door] What? Ben Boykewich: [in an apologetic voice] I was hiding in the bushes. I hope you don't mind.
Sign in. There may be something else wrong with you that's making you test positive for pregnancy even though you're not pregnant. Madison Cooperstein : Like the monkey pox or a flesh-eating virus. That would be a relief.
By Crystal Bell and Stacey Grant. Every drop of teen angst that dripped off Daren Kagasoff's brow fueled our entire high school existence. From hair transformations to adorable bbs, here are 21 things we miss most about "Secret Life":.
Secret Life has a large ensemble cast and, as its target audience is female teenagers, the majority of the central characters are girls between the ages of thirteen and sixteen. This group is bolstered by three supporting female characters, Madison, Lauren, and Alice. While each characters relationship to her sexuality is different, and the show was advertised as a progressive and accurate portrayal of teenage sexuality, most sexual experiences end with a didactic lesson about the negative consequences of premarital sex.