Our top moments of the week:
12. Weirdest Finish: Smash ends its two-season run with former rivals Karen and Ivy dueting on — appropriately -- "Big Finish." The musical endnote is a predictable one, but Ivy's unplanned pregnancy is definitely not. Ivy decides to keep her baby and raise it with her cranky sometime-boyfriend Derek. Is it too late for NBC to order a...read more
How did any of us survive high school? Forget grades. We're talking insecurities, anxieties and social terrors, which have rarely found such vivid comic voice as in MTV's wonderful comedy Awkward, which begins a third season of emotionally harrowing hilarity with back-to-back episodes (Tuesday, 10/9c).
It's junior year (or "the beginning of the end") for the show's self-consciously angsty narrator/blogger Jenna (the terrific Ashley Rickards), who you'd think might be in a happier place having spent the summer cocooned with full-time no-longer-secret boyfriend Matty (Beau Mirchoff). No such luck. With other friends having spent their off time in Europe, hooking up and changing their looks without keeping her in the loop, Jenna worries she's being sidelined, left behind, forgotten. It doesn't help that her sadistic tyrant of a new creative-writing teacher, the heartless Mr. Hart (Anthony Michael Hall), burrows into her fragile psyche with the very first assignment: "Write about your greatest fear." Where to begin?
MTV will get Awkward. again soon!
Awkward.'s third season will premiere...read more