It’s Not Awkward(.)
To quote Awkward forum commenter bilgistic, “I feel about Jenna now the way I feel about Tess onSuburgatory. They are both ‘too big for their britches,’ as my elders would say, and I’m just tired of their whiny, entitled, boring shtick. They both started out as interesting(-ish) characters, but the ‘I’m so misunderstood’ and ‘I’m an outsider’ things obviously don’t ring true anymore, so what’s the appeal? Just another smart, pretty high schooler with a hot boyfriend. Color me not intrigued.” Hopefully the second half of the season will have Jenna, Tamara and Ming dumped by their admirers and back to square one, while Sadie rises to the top and makes their lives hell once again. You’re welcome.
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It’s Not Awkward(.)
The sad thing is that Jenna and Jake had a great, easy, natural rapport all along, and were truly friends. And Jenna and Matty really weren’t. Matty was terrible to her, and only started to listen to her or show her any respect when she was no longer available. His total cowardice in his relationship with her, and also with his BEST FRIEND Jake, make me highly skeptical that he is a good prospect for anyone.
- possibilitiesin the Awkward forum, crushing the souls of Jenna-Matty shippers worldwide.
[…] and I gave up control. I was cramped, hungry, and hot… in the wrong way. In my attempt to spare Matty’s feelings, I had sacrificed mine. My ménage à trois had become a ménage à faux pas. I was constantly reminded of my lingering attraction to Matty.
Awkward. is really great.
Matty vs. Jake
Two extremely good looking guys vying for the love of one awesome sarcastic nerd? Obviously a rivalry of that nature brings out our inner fangirls in full-force. What’s more is that Awkward doesn’t paint either of them as the obvious choice of a mate for Jenna, so the will they/won’t they is an actual constant struggle — a rarity in teen shows, if not sitcoms in general. And the layers of secrecy and complicated friendships inside the love triangle make it all the more fun to watch.
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