Season 1 of Awkward premiered on July 19, 2011 and finished on September 27, 2011. The first season focuses on the show's central character Jenna Hamilton, a teenager who struggles with her identity, especially after an accident is misconstrued as a failed suicide attempt.
After losing her virginity to the popular Matty McKibben during summer camp, Jenna continues a secret relationship that consists only of sex with him at high school. Jenna later begins to develop a relationship with Matty's best friend, Jake Rosati. Jenna ends her relationship with Matty to be with Jake, and both eventually agree to not tell Jake about it. Jenna finds out who wrote her the confrontation letter.
Cast and Characters
- Ashley Rickards as Jenna Hamilton
- Beau Mirchoff as Matty McKibben
- Nikki DeLoach as Lacey Hamilton
- Jillian Rose Reed as Tamara Kaplan
- Brett Davern as Jake Rosati
- Molly Tarlov as Sadie Saxton
- Desi Lydic as Valerie Marks
- Mike Faiola as Kevin Hamilton
- Jessica Lu as Ming Huang
- Greer Grammer as Lissa Miller
- Joey Haro as Clark Stevenson
- Matthew Fahey as Ricky Schwartz
- Barret Swatek as Ally
- Wesam Keesh as Kyle
- Chapter 1 - The Jenna Chapter (Ep. 1-5) This chapter deals with Jenna Hamilton struggling to find her identity and have an open relationship with Matty McKibben, after a misunderstanding that led people to believe that she has a failed suicide attempt.
- The main antagonist of this chapter is Sadie Saxton.
- Chapter 2 - The Care-Frontation Chapter (Ep. 6-12) This chapter deals with Jenna and her friends trying to find the suspect who wrote the care-frontation letter. Three suspects have emerged; Tamara Kaplan (who lied about it), Sadie (after quoting a line) and Jenna's friends suspected Matty as a suspect. In the end it was revealed to be Jenna's mother Lacey Hamilton.
|Pilot||July 19, 2011||01||1.01|
When a mysterious letter leads to a misunderstanding of epic proportions, Jenna realizes that her new stigma might be her ticket to social visibility.
|Knocker Nightmare||July 26, 2011||02||1.02|
|The Way We Weren't||August 2, 2011||03||1.03|
|The Scarlet Eye||August 9, 2011||04||1.04|
A Homecoming bonfire gives everyone license to misbehave, and Jenna contemplates the ultimate decision: to DTR (define the relationship) with Matty or not DTR.
|Jenna Lives||August 16, 2011||05||1.05|
|Jenna’s big accident is a distant memory, and she actually starts to feel normal again until a strange stalker brings her suicide stigma back to life. Jenna even starts to wonder if her “that girl” reputation is preventing Matty from seeing her as girlfriend material or does he already have one?.|
|Queen Bee-atches||August 23, 2011||06||1.06|
When Lacey decides that she and Jenna should rush Palos Verdes’ elite mother/daughter charity organization, Jenna is forced to mingle with the mean girls who make her life miserable. Things are even more awkward when Jenna bumps into Matty and Jake and is left to wonder whether Matty knows about her kiss with Jake.
|Over My Dead Body||August 30, 2011||07||1.07|
|It’s Drunk Driving Awareness Week and everyone wants to play the coveted “Dead Stacey” role in the mock-DUI event. Unfortunately, Val casts the one person who doesn’t want to be associated with a fatal accident: Jenna. As Jenna struggles with her role, Jake and Matty struggle for her attention.|
|The Adventures of Aunt Ally and the Lil' Bitch||September 6, 2011||08||1.08|
When Lacey’s BFF Ally comes to town, they decide to “help” Jenna throw a rager. The next day, a forgetful and hungover Jenna struggles to reconstruct the events of the wild night and find out who she kissed.v
|My Super Bittersweet Sixteen||September 13, 2011||09||1.09|
|Jenna’s sixteenth birthday isn’t very sweet as she suffers one embarrassing experience after the next. Jenna is still reeling from the aftermath of her house party and dealing with the repercussions of everyone she’s alienated. After failing her driving test and getting humiliated in the school cacfeteria, Jenna wonders if she can repair her relationships with Matty and Tamara.|
|No Doubt||September 20, 2011||10||1.10|
Jenna feels like she and Matty are actually on solid ground for the first time when he asks her out on their first real date. But, when Tamara reveals her suspicion that Matty wrote Jenna’s care-frontation letter, Jenna starts to question everything about her romance with Matty.
|I Am Jenna Hamilton||September 27, 2011||11||1.11|
Romance is in the air, and everyone is excited about the Winter Formal. Even though Jenna is longing for the big ask, she tries not to let Matty’s laid- back attitude disappoint her. But when Sadie taints Jenna’s nomination for Formal Princess and Matty fails to tell Jake about their relationship, Jenna reaches her boiling point.
|Fateful||September 27, 2011||12||1.12|
In the Season Finale, everything comes to a head at the Winter Formal. Jenna must finally decide between Jake and Matty, Tamara’s love life takes a surprising turn, Ming brings an unexpected date and the mystery behind the care-frontation letter is unveiled.
Awkward: Season One was released on DVD in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and U.S. territories on November 14, 2011. The two disc set contains all 12 episodes of season one as well as special features including, Webisodes, Behind-the-scenes tours of the set, Wardrobe trailer and cast interviews.