What would you do to fit in? High school (and sometimes college) is a jungle full of vicious judgement and foul-mouthed bullies, making it a difficult environment to be yourself. I remember doing things outside of my personality just to avoid being criticized. When I stumbled upon MTV's latest comedy Faking It, I was pleasantly surprised to watch a show that turned high school cliques on their heads, inspiring people to be different instead of basic. The show centers around Amy and Karma, two best friends just trying to be popular at Hester High. Being gay at most high schools means opening yourself up to a lot of ridicule, but at Hester High, being gay means being popular, elite and unique. Amy and Karma decide to fake a lesbian relationship, which causes them to become high school celebrities overnight.
While Karma is in the fake relationship to be popular, her best friend Amy starts to realize she has real feelings for her best friend. In the meantime, Karma secretly begins dating Liam Booker (played my the dashing Gregg Sulkin). While the show does push boundaries (what MTV show doesn't) and gives into LGBT stereotypes at times, I never felt offended watching the show. In fact, I became obsessed. The witty actors, funny one-liners, cultural relevancy and crazy scenarios that arise make this show endlessly entertaining. I'm not the only one that thinks so, Faking It was renewed for a second season after becoming MTV's highest-rated new series with about 1.4 million viewers a week according to Deadline.
While the show just wrapped up it's first season this week, you can watch every full episode for free on MTV's website.