The show stumbles out of the gate with Jenna’s characterisation, ignoring other events and relationships in her life to focus solely on her thoughts about Matty, which brings down the entire episode.
The season closes out with some promising character turns, despite a threat to retread familiar ground in atleast one aspect when the show returns.
Awkward., Ep 4.19 & 4.20: “Over The Hump” and “Sprang Break: Part 1” sees the season recover from missteps
Jenna continues down the path of maturity as both Matty and Sadie undergo major character examinations in two episodes that indicate the show is finding its footing once again.
Gabby gets some added character traits in this week’s episode, as the show revisits both Matty’s conflicted feelings about being adopted, and Jenna’s continuing uncertainty over what comes after high school.
Jenna’s attempts to repair her image, and the school’s relationships, in light of her name becoming associated with the dude database is met with mixed results in an episode that works well, but doesn’t add up to the sum of its parts.
The show abandons certain character traits it established to manufacture forced conflict between Jenna and Tamara that rings false, with the episode further dragged down by the unwelcome return of Theo and Cole.
The revelation of a ratings system for women brings out a justifiable anger in the female half of the student body, while Sadie opens up about her insecurities.
In the spirit of Sound on Sight’s 31 Days of Horror, I decided to select some horror related forgotten television. Although not entirely a horror TV series, Death Valley surely has the gore factor of one and certainly the mythology of one.
The show makes an unexpected decision with regards to Jenna’s future, while Matty continues to flounder in search of his own storyline.
Matty takes a strong step in his relationship with Eva as Jenna tries to repair her relationship with Luke in the midst of finals, in a return for the show that opens up the story possibilities for the rest of the season.
Wes Craven’s 1996 Scream was easily one of the best and most influential horror films of the 1990s. Its sequel in 1997 was just as successful with critics, audiences, and at the box office. The franchise faltered with 2000’s Scream 3, but started to take a step back in the right direction with 2011’s Scream …
Eva drops a bombshell on the group as Sadie discovers a secret about the true identity of Matty’s girlfriend in an episode that manages to be fun despite some jarring storytelling choices.
Jenna gets a glimpse at another side of Eva as Lacey helps Val make an impression at her high school reunion in an entertaining episode.
Matty’s night in jail results in a new perspective on his adoption, while Jenna sees the darker side of college life and Tamara has a sexual awakening in an enjoyable outing.
Jenna tries to figure out her current feelings for Matty while Eva and Sadie square off in a fun outing.
Tamara and Matty’s secrets both come out to the open in differing ways, as Jenna tries to keep her high school life separate from her budding relationship in an enjoyable episode.
The seniors face pressure in school and in their personal lives from a new source in the form of the sophomores, in an entertaining episode that sees Tamara and Matty headed towards key decisions sooner rather than later.
Jenna tries to see outside herself while still maintaining her self respect as Tamara analyses every move Jake makes to figure out its meaning in an entertaining episode.
Jenna finds herself silenced this week by surgery, opening up a potential new path for her as both Tamara and Matty deal with personal bombshells in an enjoyable episode.
The fourth season starts off on the right foot in this episode, with both Jenna and Sadie finding themselves in unfamiliar positions as everyone feels the pressure of senior year.
As prom approaches, an assignment from Mr. Hart pushes Jenna to face the person she has become, in a finale that puts a neat bow on the season as a whole.
Jenna fights to get Valerie her job back as the school’s prom preparations heat up, and Ming finds her position on the Asian Mafia threatened.
Jenna attempts to make amends with her friends, with mixed results, as Valerie’s situation continues to deteriorate.