Awkward Season 3: Surprise (Ep. 11) Review

Last night Awkward came back and I couldn’t be happier. I stayed up and set my DVR to record it. Why did I record it and not watched when it air? You might ask. Well the answer is simple: MTV plays way too many commercials. It’s one the biggest reasons I stay away from that network. Anyway back to Awkward. The first episode of the second half of season 3 started off with a bang.

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Quick Recap: It’s been 31 hours since Jenna kissed Collin. They both know it is wrong, but somehow they can’t stop kissing. Every time they agree they can’t do it anymore they begin to make-out. Of course Matty has no idea what’s going on. Actually it looked like everyone else knew, except for him and Jake.

Jenna is turning seventeen and her mother wants to throw her a surprise party without ruining the surprise. Meanwhile Tamara is dealing with having to keep secretes, which is causing her to over eat and yell out things like, “I have a yeast infection.” It is Tamara who tells Jenna about her surprise party.

Then there’s Ming. She’s enjoying being the head of the Chinese Mafia. She’s even got a whole new Hollywood hair-do to go with her powerful title. Fred is back and is not happy about Ming’s new power but agrees to be with her anyway. I have to say my favorite part of the Ming character is getting to see her crazy hats.

Anyway, Matty is still the perfect boyfriend. He even gets Collin to help him buy a special birthday present for Jenna. He really is clueless about everything that is happening. Even when he sees them holding hands he doesn’t seem to question it.

The episode builds up to the cliffhanger ending: Jenna walks into her house with her lips locked on Collin’s only to find out the surprise party is still on. Everyone at the party gets to see them kissing, including Matty. Talk about DRAMA.

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My Opinion: Ok I know I’m in the minority when I say I actually like Collin. I know it’s not right that Jenna is cheating on Matty, but I kind of understand it. Please don’t think I condone cheating. I do think Jenna should have told Matty the truth the minute she kissed Collin. But I also understand why she digging Collin. Besides him being HOT, he’s also exciting. Matty at times can be too perfect and sort of boring. It’s likes he’s made his whole world about Jenna and that edge he had season 1 is gone. I will admit it was disturbing to see Matty be so nice to Collin. Now with that said I’m sure as I watch the next couple of episodes I’m going to switch to team Matty. I don’t want to see him hurt. Hopefully he’ll get mad and tell Jenna off. I don’t know I’m so confused. I like them both.

Anyway I loved Ming and her new power. I even like her new hair. I really hope they keep Fred around for awhile. They are too cute together. I still love Tamara, but I’m so over her with Jake. They just bore me together. Sadie is still my favorite villain. One minute I can’t stand her and the next minute I love her. She has the best lines. And she inspires me to walk around saying ¬†“You welcome.”

I have to say my two favorite characters from last night’s show has to be Jenna’s mom and Valerie. They bring a different kind of humor to the show. It looks like it’s going to be an exciting season. I can’t wait for Tuesdays.

BEST LINE OF THE EPISODE¬†“You got it L-Dog. I will take our girl to my favorite dive bar. Put a little hair on her chest and then drop her off.” ~ Valerie