The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Season 1 Episode 11

Just Say No

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 09, 2008 on ABC Family

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  • The mid-season finale.

    After last week's monstrosity The Secret Life of the American Teenager returned with a less than spectacular, yet still acceptable installment. The same odd behavior exhibited last week was on display again tonight such as Madison and Grace shouting in the halls, and Jack continuing to act like a complete buffoon. Shailene Woodley is completely unfit for a leading role, but when she's with Kenny Baumann he's comfortable in his character enough to cover up her disastrous acting. There were a few funny gags here, but this show has just gone downhill in recent weeks. Not nearly enough Mark Derwin and the lack of Steve Schirripa really led to a lower rating. Everything George says is hilarious so I'm left confused as to why he gets less time on screen. The highlight of the episode was definitely the confrontation between Adrian and her father. Emotional moments like this, and George talking to Ashley about her birth are what made this show great. When The Secret Life returns in January let's hope they give us more tearjerkers like that.