Watch Awkward.

  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.5  (45,711)

Awkward. is a critically acclaimed coming-of-age comedy-drama television series that aired on MTV from 2011 to 2016. The show follows the life of Jenna Hamilton, played by Ashley Rickards, a high school student who becomes the laughing stock of her school after a freak accident was mistaken for a suicide attempt. The show is set in Palos Hills, California, and is a cult classic.

The main character, Jenna Hamilton, is awkward, insecure, and struggling to navigate adolescence. Her story is complex and layered as she navigates her relationships with her family, friends, and romantic interests. Throughout the show, Jenna is seen dealing with typical teenage problems, such as teenage love, peer pressure, academic stress, and difficult family dynamics. The show does an excellent job of realistically portraying the struggles that teenagers face in high school, without being overly dramatic.

One of the main romantic interests in the show is Matty McKibben, played by Beau Mirchoff. Matty is the stereotypical attractive popular jock who is also struggling to find his identity. He is initially Jenna’s crush, but their relationship is complicated and is always an underlying theme throughout the series. The show explores the dynamics of their relationship, as well as the other romantic interests that Jenna has.

The show deals with some very important themes of adolescence, including the issue of body image. Jenna is often seen struggling with her self-image, particularly after the accident. She is constantly comparing herself to her peers and struggling to accept herself. The show emphasizes the importance of self-love and acceptance, which is a particularly important message for young viewers.

The show’s writing is one of its strongest aspects. The writing is sharp, witty, and cleverly crafted. The show also has a unique style of storytelling, with Jenna narrating the story as she writes in her diary. This adds to the authenticity of the show, making the audience feel as if they are in Jenna’s shoes, experiencing the highs and lows of her teenage years.

Another strength of the show is its supporting cast. The characters are well developed and have their own unique stories and personalities. Some notable characters include Jenna’s best friend Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed), who is seen dealing with her own insecurities, and Jake (Brett Davern), a popular jock who is often seen as the voice of reason. The show does an excellent job of exploring these characters’ stories and not just focusing solely on Jenna’s story.

The show’s production design is also noteworthy. The setting of the show is idyllic, with the high school set against the backdrop of beautiful Palos Hills, California. The aesthetic of the show is well-designed and visually appealing, adding another layer to the show’s already impressive storytelling.

Overall, Awkward. is an excellent portrayal of the trials and tribulations of adolescence. The show is a must-watch for any teenager, as it offers valuable life lessons, relatable characters, and clever writing. The show is a great representation of MTV’s programming excellence and remains a classic even years after it first aired.

Awkward. is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (91 episodes). The series first aired on July 19, 2011.

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Happy Campers. Happier Trails
24. Happy Campers. Happier Trails
May 24, 2016
In the season finale, Jenna must choose between Luke or Matty.
Second Chances
23. Second Chances
May 24, 2016
With assistance from Luke, Jenna secures an important meeting at SCU and Tamara reveals the truth about her money woes. Jenna is faced with a major dilemma.
Home Again, Home Again
22. Home Again, Home Again
May 17, 2016
After a fight with Luke, Jenna decides to go to her camp reunion.
Living in Sin
21. Living in Sin
May 10, 2016
Jenna goes public with Luke, and Tamara's debt comes back to haunt her.
Misadventures in Babysitting
20. Misadventures in Babysitting
May 3, 2016
Jenna babysits with a little help from Matty; Lissa discovers the secret to being a Palos Hills mom; and Tamara and Sadie participate in a rich-kid clambake.
Girls Gone Viral
19. Girls Gone Viral
April 26, 2016
Jenna makes a choice between the Idea Bin and Matty; Jake has a spontaneous hookup; and Sadie and Sergio bare more than ever before.
Digging Deep
18. Digging Deep
April 19, 2016
Jenna and Matty work on their friendship while they throw a party for Jake; Jenna's latest Idea Bin post could ruin everything.
17. Fireworks
April 12, 2016
Jenna and Tamara are scheduled to work at the country club on July 4th; and Sully plans an after-hours party on the golf course.
Best Friends For Never
16. Best Friends For Never
April 5, 2016
In an effort to make Idea Bin a friendlier place for herself, Jenna gives Tamara an internship, but soon discovers that working with friends may not be such a good idea.
The Friend Connection
15. The Friend Connection
March 29, 2016
Jenna chooses to put a new relationship on the backburner so that she can connect with her co-workers; and Tamara throws a birthday party for Sadie.
WTF Happened Last Year?
14. WTF Happened Last Year?
March 22, 2016
Jenna reveals the details of what caused the rift between Matty and Jenna, what sparked the friendship between Sadie and Tamara, and how Jake and Lissa got back together.
I'm the Kind of Girl Who Found Her Voice in College
13. I'm the Kind of Girl Who Found Her Voice in College
March 15, 2016
A new Jenna returns home from her first year of college, but her newfound confidence is shaken when she realizes everyone else is different too.
Holding On and Letting Go
12. Holding On and Letting Go
November 9, 2015
Everyone hopes the last night of high school is the best.
The Graduates
11. The Graduates
November 9, 2015
Graduation plans come to a screeching halt when Sadie is not permitted to walk at graduation.
Reality Does Not Bite
10. Reality Does Not Bite
November 2, 2015
Prom takes many unexpected turns.
Say No To The Dress
9. Say No To The Dress
October 26, 2015
Jenna has to go through a lot of hoops to have a dream prom.
An Indecent Promposal
8. An Indecent Promposal
October 19, 2015
It's promposal season at PHHS and Jenna receives some surprising news.
The Big Reveal
7. The Big Reveal
October 12, 2015
Jenna wishes she can tell the truth to Matty.
Don't Dream It's Over
6. Don't Dream It's Over
October 5, 2015
When Tamara accuses Jenna of being a relationship saboteur, Jenna goes to her ex-boyfriends to check the facts.
The Dis-Engagement Dinner
5. The Dis-Engagement Dinner
September 28, 2015
Jenna must host a celebration for Tamara's fake engagement; and Jenna is looking for the truth after Gabby reveals a secret about Matty.
Now You See Me, Now I Don't
4. Now You See Me, Now I Don't
September 21, 2015
Jenna is feeling down about her senior superlative in the yearbook.
Jenna in Wonderland
3. Jenna in Wonderland
September 14, 2015
Jenna reaches a higher social-status; Matty battles unpopularity; Jake pursues a new crush; and Ally runs a party for sex toys.
Short Circuit Party
2. Short Circuit Party
September 7, 2015
Jenna has an incident at school that ends in a surprising way. Matty has to deal with the aftermath of his run in with Jake.
Prank Amateurs
1. Prank Amateurs
August 31, 2015
Some of the senior pranks stir up trouble. Jenna's vow to not think about Matty doesn't go as planned.
Where to Watch Awkward.
Awkward. is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Awkward. on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 19, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (45,711)