Ashley Rickards here is on MTV’s new show, Awkward, which I hear is really good. And I like her a lot from when she was — as Heather noted in the live-blog — Sophia Bush’s half-adopted teen ward on One Tree Hill who was never seen or heard from again after she moved…three blocks away. I don’t remember her being so TAN on OTH, but I think this is what happens when you are on a show on MTV. At some point, you show up at the studio for a table read or whatever and then Pauly D leaps out from behind a bush and bronzer-bombs you:
Let’s talk about the outfit. The awkward thing about being on a show called Awkward is that it leaves the door wide open for dumb bloggers (so: me) to make “AWKWARD!” jokes. As well as jokes that are simply awkward, which of course pushes us all into some kind of vortex of meta. I like the color. I think the shape is good on her. I appreciate the sort of 60s vibe. I am concerned that her clavicle has missed several laser hair-removal sessions and her aesthetician is going to give her that pitying-yet-horrified look they give you when you Let Things Go Too Long, the one where it seems like they’re wondering if maybe you’re depressed and they need to intervene.