This summer, I’ve had the chance to catch up on and watch some interesting shows. The connection some all of these is that they are MTV original high school shows. Here are the three that I have been watching:
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
RJ Berger is your normal awkward teenager going through high school except for one very large distinction (see the second sentence of the show’s wikipedia page to find out what’s so large). This show only lasted for 24 episodes, but each one is funny/charming in its own way. There are some funny, stylized cut-aways too. I recommend you check it out if you like the trailer posted below.
Awkward is a little bit different from RJ Berger in that it is more female oriented. The story of Jenna Hamilton starts with a terrible day – being used by a guy, being given a letter containing all of her flaws and an accident that leads to everyone thinking she tried to commit suicide. The show quickly evolves to tell Jenna’s renaissance – the show’s second season finishes up in mid-September with a third ordered for 2013.
The Inbetweeners (US)
I know what you’re thinking. The U.K. version is better. I agree, but this show is still entertaining. The U.S. version tells a similar tale to the U.K. show of the same name: Will McKenzie who’s just switched from private school to public school. Hilarity ensues. Trailer below!