'Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 2'
(Shailene Woodley, Daren Kagasoff, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2009 / Disney)
Overview: The drama and secrets continue in the top rated second season of the hit ABC Family original series that has fans and critics buzzing all across America. Good girl band geek Amy is smart, talented and pregnant. That's just one of the secrets that Amy, her friends and family deal with in this poignant portrait of modern day high school life. Experience an award winning series overflowing with humor, heart and compassion.
DVD Verdict: The secret in 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' became all too clear early on in the first half of this still first season of this so far two series show ... are ya following so far there people?! After having sex for the first time, 15-year-old Amy (Shailene Woodley) became pregnant. Scared and unsure of what to do, Amy kept it a secret from her parents, hoping she'd be able to figure things out.
Well, as we know, nothing became a smooth ride for Amy throughout that first half of teh first season of the first series. For a character like Amy, who was pregnant and then having to deal with her parents separating was just a double whammy. But we know in reality, high school life is complicated and unfortunately things do happen.
For in this second half of the first series of the two set series thus far, Ben still has a hard time dealing with his mother's death, Rickey (the father of Amy's baby) still has a problem dealing with authority figures because he was betrayed by his own father and kicked out of so many foster homes, Grace's parents are just so damn strict (because they want their children to be Christian and make sound decisions), and Adrian has a mother who is never home - because she's an airline stewardess and thus, doesn't have a parent at home when she needs them - and thus acts out!
And so welcome to the second half of the first season! In this last 12 episodes of that season Amy's still pregnant which means our third-trimester gal has yet to explore those loving nights called sleepless!
But when her baby boy is finally here with us (to come in the real season two!), well Amy takes on motherhood as only she can do, Adrian wants to mix things up a bit and tries to change her look, Jack is still bringing out his thoughtful side by raising money, Anne might soon be off the unemployment list - might, being the operative word! And, yes, (and without giving it away) there is a death on the show!
This series is critically acclaimed and has done well against other competing teenage drama series and I can understand why. These characters are a good representation of people who you may know at high school and the parents and teenager relationships (or lack of it), also happens in reality. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Cast Secrets Revealed!
Exclusive Music Video - The Strange Familiar
Behind-The-Scenes with the Cast
On Set Interviews
INTERVIEW: WITH SHAILENE