The ending was a bad message to send to teens. Amy shouldn't have been able to go to her dream college. SHE HAD A SON! That's what happens when you have children. You don't just get to do what you want anymore. Ricky is going to keep John by himself for the next four years?! Unrealistic! It's already rare for the father to be involved in the first place. It would have been nice if the two stayed together, but they ruined that too! They tried to make it seem like they were too young to get married but weren't they too young to have a son? Whatever... I just feel like Amy could not go to school in New York and leave John. Was the moral of the show that you can have a child and just dump them with someone else and go out of state to college? Wrong message!
Cound't agree more.. This was the worst series finale ever. Such a waste of time. I don't know what the writers were thinking. WAIT. I know it. They weren't thinking. I still can't believe that Amy and Ricky didn't get married. They should do it all over again and make a new ending. That sucks!!!!
I love the secret life of the American teenager it influence but not just me everybody when I heard this was ending I cried and I didn't like the way the ended it to sad if you want the show to cancel make the show happy
Too many loose ends not tied up. And even if the writers felt that Amy and Ricky not ending up together was realistic it did not follow the story line up to that point. They got through everything, every time it seemed like they wouldn't make it..... Can't say how disappointed I was! . This show would have rated a 10 without the finale.
I liked this series since season 1 when I was 14 upto season 5, but the last episode was not as I had hopped. Like what happened when amy did not marry ricky and decided to go to nyc, what happend to ben? Did he finally get amy. The writer should have shown us what happened in like 2 years later. Worst final episode ever!!!
I am so mad that i watched this show from the very beginning on Netflix about two moths ago. i really loved it and it is a great little show they put together. i have always had my mind set on ricky and amy getting married. but at the same time i guess there trying to say that not all teen pregnancies get their happy ever after. i mean that is what everyone expected but thats the whole point i think they were really focused on the worse of what could happen. So I'm not satisfied with that being the very last episode i just wish they would give us like 1 year from now or something or i don't know. but overall it left a good message. I just FREAKIN HATED THE LAST EPISODE !!!!
I thought the finale was terrible the worst I've ever seen. I was happy Adrien and Omar left together, but that was about it. I watched that show since episode one. I waited since Ricky & Amy met at Band camp for them to get married, and I was anticipating finally seeing their wedding. The writers decide to have her leave and go to NY for college, college that she could have gone to right there where she lived. Then they show Ricky on the couch alone with their son John. What a horrible ending. They should have had her realize how much she loved them both and let them get married! The writers for this show suck, they should be fired from the station!
The show was perfect... and yeah, i saw coming the part where Amy went to NY, even do i didn't like it... but there are so many things that need to be explain... we don't even know what its happening with Ben! this finale sucks all the way...
This show could have been really good, but the writing and acting was so terrible I'm surprised the show last this long! Teens are not as loose and skanky as these writers try to make them out to be. The last show was nothing more than scenes from past shows. Hardly anything new!!
I've been watching this show for 4! years. To find out that this is the last episode ? Is there another show coming out that continues the plot? Does it go on telling us what happens to Ricky and Amy, Amy and Ben? Chloe? Adrian? any of them? Does Grace find out about Jack and Madison? So many questions unanswered for THIS to be the end of the show. The show is alright but the ENDING? Wtf?
i started watching this show half way through season 4 and didnt have a clue what was going on so on youtube i watched 'secret life in 5 minutes'. i got what was going on and i am now almost addicted the actors arent that good and the storylines not the best. but i jus tlove wating for the next one coming up and seeing what happens next i cannot wait until they show the new series in march this year im so excited!!!!
First off I wouldnt have watched this show if my friend didnt recommand it. Im not much of a TV person because everything u watch on TV is a rip off of a show from the 80's or 90's with a daker tone. When I watched the first season of this I thought I was in for a treat... UNTIL the second season started then everything went to hell... Heres my list of down falls I noticed in the show. Charecter change up, which is a very bad thing. Charecters dont change they grow for the good or bad. The dialog became childish and lame. The writers also started to slip eachother up, Brenda Hampton will start the season then the minor writers would come in and tear down her foundation not that the foundation was great but it was on track. One thing that always left me confused was how they would create new charecters then take em off the show although the charecter shouldnt been there in the first place I just dont understand why they built charecters who dont fit into the circumstances. I also felt when they thought the audience was vearing away from the show they played on our hearts by killing people who were close to charecters who had potential... BOTTOMLINE the show needs new consultants, new writers and a new theme. Oh before I forget! The theme song doesnt even match the show. Nobody is in love their just obsessed in having their way. This show lacks intelligence, they fail at reaching their targeted audience and teens arent this dumb. Its insulting... HELL NO! HELL NO! When I wrote my first review I was on S4 EP8. Now that im on the last episode Im feeling like blowing my freaking head off but not before I kill Amy, Ben and Ricky these charecters really get under my skin. They couldnt hook us with drama so they turned everyone gay??? This is abcfamily right? Then where in the hell is my weekly lesson. This show gets a 2.5. BRING BACK KYLE XY.
I think this show is a classic example of what goes wrong when you combine washed-up, out-of-touch, unorginal writers and low-budget non-talented actors in the wake of a terrible epidemic, like teenage pregnancy. Just because it looks easy, and even noble in the move, "Juno" or when Jamie Lynn Spears had a baby, does not mean everyone lucks out so smoothly.
There are many problems with this show that are problems in other shows, such as a weak story line, minimal character development, and mediocre acting. It's hard to write and produce a good show. I understand that.
However, this is the first show- perhaps the only one -I can recall that personally offended me. I was the same age as the main character, Amy when the show first aired, and I remember imagining all the out-of-touch parents and childless couples that were reported to closely follow the show, and what a negative message they must be receiving from the show about teenagers' capacity to take responsibility for themselves.
I think it is a good thing that teenage girls who accidentally conceive a baby no longer live in a society where they have to live in shame and hide without the support of their community. However, the liberation from sexual repression is no reason to send kids the message that they have no power to resist the temptations they encounter or that they are not responsible or in control of their own love life. I read an article recently (in the HuffPost, I believe it was) that announced the show's fifth season (four seasons too long in my opinion) would be the last. The article described the show rather positively, describing the characters as "people who reach for their dreams despite [being confronted] with road blocks like teen pregnancy." "Well, come on," I said to myself, "teen pregnancy isn't a curse that rained down on these kids unfairly. It is the consequence of some of their impulsive, promiscuous, ill-informed choices."
That's what these characters are, by the way, kids. From their petty worries and feelings, to their aimless arguments, during which they seem more concerned about venting their feelings than solving the big problems at hand, to their lack of appreciation for their family members and friends, to the lack of perspective on their own life, one does not need to follow the show too closely to be reminded that these sexually active high schoolers are still, by many measures, children. And I think it goes without saying, children should not be having sex, let alone a lot of sex with various partners, as nearly all these characters do.
I am relieved this show is being cancelled. If I wanted to send teenagers a message that sex is the only thing that should be on their minds or that they need not think about the consequences of their sexual activity, I would show them a porno. At least in a porno, the actors have personality.
i think people re really overeactin about dis show,i mean all d actors in dis show re pretty gud.:-)wat?dey re gr8,& yeah i understand dat dey blow things out of propotion but dat d fun of it all.gosh!people should just let lose & enjoy it.if u re lookin for somethin real,why dnt u turn 2 realiality tv shows,dat s if dey re still real & just shut up &stop complaining.
The only reason i watch this show is 'cause Daren (Ricky) is hot and i like Ricky and Amy "Together". I really hate watching the Ben scenes. Ricky and Amy should have a wedding and Amy needs to grow up and learn to be happy, she is such a cry baby all she does is whine and complain even though she has a pretty good life. the sparks between Ricky and Clamentine are very clear which is sh*t since he claims to be in love with Amy. Amy should just punch Ben and tell him to get a life and stop obsessing over her. Omar and Adrian are nice together. if Jack really loves Grace he needs to stop cheating one her. Honestly i think Ben should be dead instead of Jack. And they could end the show.
p.s: Ashley is the worst sister ever. she is like a chameleon who started to show her true colors after John's birth
Sex. SEX. Sex. Seriously in the few times I've given this show a chance more than three times and every single time they are talking about sex and saying the word sex at least 30 times in the episode. We should have a drinking game...if I drank that is..
Not to mention the horrible acting, unrealistic storylines, and horrible plot. Why in the world this is on ABC Family I have no idea. This is in no way a family show. I don't understand whyn it is still on the air. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex.
Holy Crap! I cannot emphasis how awful this show is.
Strangely enough, I actually liked this show for a while at the beginning. The only explanation that I can think of is that it was because Shailene Woodley is cute, either that, or else I must have had temporary brain-damage that prevented me from seeing how truly terrible this show is.
Everything about this show is bad. The writing and plot is at best trite and contrived, and at worst horribly boring. The acting (by every single person on the show) is so excruciatingly bad that I actually want bad things to happen to the
actors! :-o Each and every single character on this show is a boring, annoying, irritating mess with absolutely no personality; they are all droning clones of each other. And the dialog, oh God the dialog. It is so disgustingly dreadful that it drives me into a rage that makes me want to punch them in the face when they speak.
This show is so horrible that it should have been aborted; pun actually not intended. It has absolutely
no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Even Shailene is not a reason to watch because Amy's smug face makes me want to punch it.
If I didn't have OCD, I would have stopped watching this show so freakin' fast.
Why can't I give this show a 0 Blech!
The only thing more offensive than this show being on is that it continues to run while infinitely better shows like
Make it or Break it get cancelled.
wow, i wish i had read all these comments before l watched the acrual show. I think people are overreacting wayyy to much. I mean bad actors? Some of the people in here are really talented, like Draen Kagasoff(Ricki) for an example. People say none of the chracters have grown up, but ricky really has. He went from being a manwhore, to a devoted boyfriend. Plus, he's really hot.
Then you got Shailene Woodley who is pretty good at acting too and very pretty. Her character Amy is my favoiurate-only cuz i'm bias to liking the main character, but shit she's annoying. She complains in every episode about everything and its annoying. Ricki does everything for her, he's the one that works, cleans and looks after john most of the time whilst she whines and whines and whines, the worst season was 4! jesus christ! but, the proposal was really touching.
then we have Adrian, who just annoys the heck out of me, but gotta say-she was really good with the 'still birth' thing. I want her to get back Ricky just so there can be some drama or for ricki to cheat.
the story jumps way too many hoops and time legnths. We sae like 4 episodes of amy and ricki as a couple before amy wanted to move in with him, i mean WTF?Ricki changed wayy to quickly too...it was unrelistic. I just want amy to be happy and appreciate her life. the worst thing of all was how amy was practically begging ricki to propose(pathetically with no dignity)and when he does, she doesnt want to marry him...she just wants the ring! JEEEZ, why hasnt ricki left this chick yet?
Ben is an annoying fuck, who needs to get hois shit together, Grace was nice in the first season but boy is she sour now. Ever since she slept with jack, she thinks its okay to treat people like shit. STFU jeez.
I personally think Henry,Alice,Madison and Lauren are pointless characters. Lauren and Madison the worst.
My favourate season IS 3 cuz amy seemed happier and nicer...and she got with Ricki. season 5 has started out well, i hope ricki gets with that clemintine chick just to add drama. he was a sex addict...sex addicts dont get over it like that.
Though, i still love the incredibly annoying show. I hope they have one more season after 5, but i highly doubt it. Amy is a senior now, so she wont really be a teenager after this...
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