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

Main Cast

Recurring Cast


  • 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.
  • 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.

Episode Guide

Pilot 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 Knocker Nightmare July 26, 2011 02 1.02

Jenna gets her cast off, but her shirt comes with it. An unwanted photo op gives everyone a chance to voice their opinion - on the most intimate of subjects. Will anyone come to her rescue and wake her up from this nightmare?

200px-Episode 3 The Way We Weren't August 2, 2011 03 1.03

Jenna and Matty’s relationship is heating up in private, but in public she’s still his secret. Will a party at Lissa’s be their first PDA, or will an unexpected hot-tub visitor ruin everything?

200px-38 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 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?.
Fb8 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.

200px-34 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.
200px-Fb10 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

200px-Episode 9 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.
200px-Episode 10 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.

200px-I am jenna Hamilton 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.

200px-Winter Formal 2 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.

DVD Release

Awward dvd

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.