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The series premiered July 19, 2011. Despite initially appearing like a ClicheStorm, it quickly became a sleeper hit, developing a surprising PeripheryDemographic and gaining critical praise, who agreed that it was better than it sounds. The fifth and final season began airing in fall of 2015.

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The series premiered July 19, 2011. Despite initially appearing like a ClicheStorm, it quickly became a sleeper hit, developing a surprising PeripheryDemographic and gaining critical praise, who agreed that it was better than it sounds. The fifth and final season began airing aired in the fall of 2015.

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* OneWordTitle: The title is about the awkwardness of being a social outcast after a suicide attempt.


* TakeThat: In the first episode when Jenna is losing her virginity to Matty her voiceover states that "This isn't the story of how I got knocked up at summer camp. I knew better than to bareback it." This could be a take that to ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', which was a popular show at the time the pilot aired about a teen girl who gets pregnant when she loses her virginity at summer camp. Despite its premise, ''Secret Life'' came across as very anti-sex while ''Awkward.'' is very sex positive.

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* TakeThat: In the first episode when Jenna is losing her virginity to Matty her voiceover states that "This isn't the story of how I got knocked up at summer camp. I knew better than to bareback it." This could be a take that to ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', which was a popular show at the time the pilot aired about a teen girl who gets pregnant when she loses her virginity at summer camp. Despite its premise, ''Secret Life'' came across as very anti-sex while ''Awkward.'' is very sex positive.


* DawsonCasting: In "Indecent Exposure," Tamara says Jenna could easily pass for 25, which might be a subtle LeaningOnTheFourthWall.


%%* LadyDrunk: Aunt Ally. Implied with Lissa's mom.

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%%* * LadyDrunk: Aunt Ally. Implied with Lissa's mom.



* RelationshipRevolvingDoor: Jenna and Matty's relationship. Although they were only officially together in season 2, their relationship kept going through the same stages: Jenna/Matty realizes they're still in love. However, one of them is beginning to be involved with someone else. They briefly flirt with getting back together. Jenna then does something to mess it up. The other party ends up breaking up with the other person. Repeat next season.



%%* TokenMinority: Ming in seasons 1-3. Gabby in seasons 4-5.

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%%* * TokenMinority: Ming in seasons 1-3. Gabby in seasons 4-5.


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* AcademicAlphaBitch: Becca of the Asian Mafia.
* {{Adorkable}}: Jake, so much. Jenna [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.
** Mr. Mitra, Valerie's boyfriend.

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* %%* AcademicAlphaBitch: Becca of the Asian Mafia.
* %%* {{Adorkable}}: Jake, so much. Jenna [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.
** %%** Mr. Mitra, Valerie's boyfriend.



* AmbiguousDisorder: Sadie's boyfriend Austin.

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* %%* AmbiguousDisorder: Sadie's boyfriend Austin.



* AttentionWhore: Tamara.

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* %%* AttentionWhore: Tamara.



* BetaCouple: Tamara and Ricky Schwartz in Seasons 1 and 2. Tamara and Jake in Season 3.
* BettyAndVeronica: Jenna between Jake (Betty) and Matty (Veronica) in the first two seasons.
** Jake between Jenna (Betty) and Lissa (Veronica) in season 1.
** Lacey had one back in high school between Kevin and Ben. Jenna assumes that Kevin is the Betty while Ben is the Veronica only to find out that Kevin is actually the Veronica and Ben the Betty.
** Jenna between Matty (Betty) and Collin (Veronica) in season 3.
** Matty between Jenna (Betty) and Eva (Veronica) in the first half of season 4. Matty between Gabby (Betty) and Jenna (Veronica) in the second half of season 4.
* BiTheWay: Ricky Schwartz.
** Apparently [[spoiler:Tamara]] as well.
* BigManOnCampus: Jake and (somewhat) Matty.

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* %%* BetaCouple: Tamara and Ricky Schwartz in Seasons 1 and 2. Tamara and Jake in Season 3.
* %%* BettyAndVeronica: Jenna between Jake (Betty) and Matty (Veronica) in the first two seasons.
** %%** Jake between Jenna (Betty) and Lissa (Veronica) in season 1.
** %%** Lacey had one back in high school between Kevin and Ben. Jenna assumes that Kevin is the Betty while Ben is the Veronica only to find out that Kevin is actually the Veronica and Ben the Betty.
** %%** Jenna between Matty (Betty) and Collin (Veronica) in season 3.
** %%** Matty between Jenna (Betty) and Eva (Veronica) in the first half of season 4. Matty between Gabby (Betty) and Jenna (Veronica) in the second half of season 4.
* %%* BiTheWay: Ricky Schwartz.
** %%** Apparently [[spoiler:Tamara]] as well.
* %%* BigManOnCampus: Jake and (somewhat) Matty.



* TheBrainlessBeauty: Lacey Hamilton, Lissa.
* CampGay: Clark Stevenson.

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* %%* TheBrainlessBeauty: Lacey Hamilton, Lissa.
* %%* CampGay: Clark Stevenson.



* TheCheerleader: Sadie and Lissa.
** Tamara joins them later.
* TheChessmaster: Becca.
* ChickMagnet: Matty and Jake.

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* %%* TheCheerleader: Sadie and Lissa.
** %%** Tamara joins them later.
* %%* TheChessmaster: Becca.
* %%* ChickMagnet: Matty and Jake.



* CoolLoser: Jenna. To a lesser extent, Tamara and Ming.

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* %%* CoolLoser: Jenna. To a lesser extent, Tamara and Ming.



* DudeMagnet: Jenna.
* DumbBlonde: Valerie, Lissa, and Aunt Ally.

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* %%* DudeMagnet: Jenna.
* %%* DumbBlonde: Valerie, Lissa, and Aunt Ally.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jenna and Tamara, Jake and Matty.

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* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jenna and Tamara, Jake and Matty.



* HolierThanThou: Lissa.
* HonoraryUncle: Aunt Ally.

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* %%* HolierThanThou: Lissa.
* %%* HonoraryUncle: Aunt Ally.



* JerkAss: Sadie, all the way.

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* %%* JerkAss: Sadie, all the way.



* LadyDrunk: Aunt Ally. Implied with Lissa's mom.

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* %%* LadyDrunk: Aunt Ally. Implied with Lissa's mom.



* LovableJock: Matty and Jake.

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* %%* LovableJock: Matty and Jake.



* MistakenForGay: Ming, by her own parents.

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* %%* MistakenForGay: Ming, by her own parents.



* OneHeadTaller: Matty and Jenna.
* PairTheSpares: The Season 2 finale with [[spoiler:Jake and Tamara]].

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* %%* OneHeadTaller: Matty and Jenna.
* %%* PairTheSpares: The Season 2 finale with [[spoiler:Jake and Tamara]].



* PassionateSportsGirl: Gabby.

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* %%* PassionateSportsGirl: Gabby.



* RavenHairIvorySkin: Jenna.

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* %%* RavenHairIvorySkin: Jenna.



* SadistTeacher: Mr. Hart, Jenna's creative writing teacher.

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* %%* SadistTeacher: Mr. Hart, Jenna's creative writing teacher.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: Matty.

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* %%* TallDarkAndHandsome: Matty.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Cole and Theo.
* TokenMinority: Ming in seasons 1-3. Gabby in seasons 4-5.

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* %%* ThoseTwoGuys: Cole and Theo.
* %%* TokenMinority: Ming in seasons 1-3. Gabby in seasons 4-5.



* TransparentCloset: Clark Stevenson.

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* %%* TransparentCloset: Clark Stevenson.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Ultimately the setup for Jenna and Matty.

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* %%* WillTheyOrWontThey: Ultimately the setup for Jenna and Matty.


* [[spoiler:ParentalBetrayal: The mysterious writer of the letter is revealed to be Jenna's mother.]]

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* [[spoiler:ParentalBetrayal: The ParentalBetrayal: [[spoiler:The mysterious writer of the letter is revealed to be Jenna's mother.]]


* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: Seasons 4 and 5, when Creator Lauren Iungerich left the show and new showrunners were brought on, which changed the show towards a more stereotypical high school show.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: Seasons 4 and 5, when Creator Lauren Iungerich left the show and new showrunners were brought on, which changed the show towards a more stereotypical high school show. The plots have become increasingly soapy and dramatic.


* BlondesAreEvil: Eva and the Julies.


''Awkward.'' is an live action Creator/{{MTV}} {{dramedy}} about the life of Jenna Hamilton, a social outcast who gains attention after a misconstrued suicide attempt.

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''Awkward.'' is an a live action Creator/{{MTV}} {{dramedy}} about the life of Jenna Hamilton, a social outcast who gains attention after a misconstrued suicide attempt.


** Jenna herself, in a alternate reality fantasy in "Once upon a blog". She even got her own {{Catch Phrase}}: "Sorry; I'm not sorry."



** [[spoiler: Eva sets up one for for Matty in season 4, with a positive pregnancy test she got from "Whoria Gloria" in exchange for earrings she stole from Matty's Mom.]]



** Tamara joins them later.



** Tamara also counts. Despite her being very ditzy and driven by the urge to be popular, she's actually a good student, ranking #17 of her year, while Jenna for example is only #137.
* HighSchoolDance: Granted, since the show is set in a high school. Seasons 1, 3 and 5 have at least one episode set at a Dance.



* PutOnTheBus: [[spoiler:Ming]], starting with season 4. It's implied [[spoiler: the Asian mafia]] is responsible for this.



*** [[spoiler:Instead, it's minor character "Whoria" Gloria whose positive pregnancy test was used by Eva]]



* YourCheatingHeart: Ricky Schwartz's main MO.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Ricky Schwartz's main MO.MO.
** [[spoiler:Jenna cheats on Matty with Collin in season 3. Later, after she left Matty for Collin, she finds out that Collin never stopped sleeping with his Ex.]]


* PlatonicLifePartners: Matty and Sadie eventually develop into this once Sadie gets over her crush for him

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* PlatonicLifePartners: Matty and Sadie eventually develop into this once Sadie she gets over her crush for himon him.

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** Eva isn't pronounced "Ee-vah" or "A-vah", but rather "Eh-vuh".

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* MonochromeCasting: The show is overwhelmingly white. The only major character of color in the first three seasons is Ming, with some supporting Asian characters for the Asian Mafia story. After Ming is PutOnABus there's only a couple Tokens like Gabby.

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