The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: Big Pimpin
While I applaud The Secret Life of the American Teenager for finally tackling a new topic on "Property Not for Sale," the episode featured a couple of ridiculous moments.
For instance, would a pimp that dangerous be openly hitting on Adrian at the bookstore? And how did he just waltz into Jack's dorm room? I would imagine the whole operation would be on the down low. Also, isn't there any security at the dorms? What kind of college just has hookers roaming the halls and soliciting johns?
Not to mention the kid with the camera, just happening to be standing there when the police busted the door open. C'mon guys. Stop treating your audience like they're stupid.
The whole storyline was scary and obviously reflecting a very real and sad problem. This wasn't like "oh Betty used to be a prostitute, we can kinda laugh about it." I was actually scared for Adrian and would've gotten a creepy vibe as well. She did the right thing by leaving the situation immediately.
Instead of the usual "teen sex" PSA the show airs, there should've been something about campus safety and getting involved with people you don't know. For example, the hooker in Jack's room showed people that you don't just meet a stranger that you've only spoken to online. Haven't any of these people heard of the Craigslist Killer? It's like our generation's version of strangers in vans who offer little kids candy! Two words: Stranger Danger.
I wish Amy hadn't of been all over Ricky and yelling at him the second he walked in. Ricky has been a saint these past two seasons and nothing short of a model husband. He did the right thing by walking Clementine home and it was very gentleman-like of him to insist. Amy should be proud to be married to such an upstanding guy.
The one slightly humorous bit in the whole scandal was when Leo saw the paper and muttered:
Please tell me Ben is not involved in this somehow. | permalink
Ben is such a hot mess, he can't even remember the lesson he learned two minutes earlier. Girls are not property and you should respect someone you are dating. Then again, if Dylan doesn't respect herself, what can we really expect from Ben? She just found out Ben slept with Alice while they were dating and said she'd still go out with him if she was allowed? I can't with this girl! I just can't.
What did you guys think of this week's Secret Life? Were you happy for a change of subject? Did you catch the random and not so subtle reference to the face that "50 Shades of Gray" is a dirty little book and shouldn't be read by teenagers? Oh, I'm sorry I mean "50 Spices". Real clever.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: "Property Not for Sale"
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