I'm not much of an MTV fan. I got nothing against it, it's just that I don't watch it all that much. Which is fine, because I'm clearly not their target audience. But sometimes there's nothing else on television, so I find myself watching hysterical teenage girls get BMW's and complain because it's not the right color, or Justin Bieber setting a boat on fire (surprisingly entertaining). About a week ago, one of those typical MTV high school series was on: AWKWARD.
I don't know if regular readers of this blog are aware of this show, but it's basically about a 15 (yeah, right) year old girl, Jenna, who's an outsider and is in love with the school's hottest guy, Matty, and she does in fact start having sex with him, but he doesn't admit in public that they're a couple because he's a douche with a reputation to maintain.
An incredibly sexy douche. It has all the ingredients for me to ignore it: an uninteresting teenage girl with excited weird friends; lots of kids overreacting about stupid stuff who can't talk straight; young girls wearing too much makeup and ridiculous clothes; short guys with hormonal dysfunctions; and, get ready for this, a protagonist that voices-over the whole thing, saying things like... I don't know, teen stuff. And she has blog, that she keeps like a diary.
And yet, I saw one episode that morning and found myself wondering when would the next one air. And ended up watching the entire second season yesterday. All twelve episodes. In one day.
Now, I know this is not exactly what one would call a good show, but damn it if Awkward. ain't addictive. I mean, the clothes are still ridiculous, the language is annoying, and sometimes it's a bit too teen MTV for me. But the weird girls are cute, the "storyline" of Jenna's parents is interesting, and the guys... well, only Jake should be avoided because he does look like a kid and that freaks me out; but the actor who plays Matty (who guest-starred in Desperate Housewives for a season) is in his early twenties, so that's safe. And, I never thought I'd say this, but it's a funny show.
So I guess I am MTV's target audience, after all.