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'Faking It' recap: Three reasons Karma and Amy need to break up for real (at least for now)

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Faking Up Is Hard To Do” | Aired June 3, 2014

Last week, in the teasiest of teases, Karma stormed (nay, Olympic-sprinted) out of the threesome she orchestrated with Liam and Amy (because what better way to lose your v-card than in a threesome with the guy you like mostly because he’s so popular and dreamy, and your fake GF/real BFF?).

The sprinting came directly after two very important moments:

1. Amy kissed Karma, and she really meant it.


2. Liam kissed Amy (because some boneheaded high school buddy told him to kiss the girl he’s less into first in the threesome).

So this week’s episode brought us to a very important question: Why did Karma run? When Amy and Liam kissed, whom was she more jealous of?






The Internet collectively deemed the epic Karmy kiss “magical.”

But alas, Karma did the opposite of what we all wanted (as she is wont to do). Not only did she ‘fess to being more jealous of Amy and still hopelessly into Liam, but she took it a step further: She broke up with Amy.

Take a second to let that sink in. Let out your feels. Have a cry. This week’s episode was a roller coaster of emotions. Karma broke up with Amy and gave her a binder to help guide her through the PR of their pseudo-celebrity breakup. Then Amy, understandably angry, broke up with Karma for real, as friends even. Karma went all rom-com on us and professed her feelings for Amy on the school announcements, prompting Amy to run to the library and make up with her publicly. Then, just when you thought things were really looking up for Amy (and the Karmy Army), Karma broke the news that the makeup was real on a friendship level, but that their fake relationship still needed to end. Cue cheesy loss of virginity to Liam in the art studio.

Now, while you’re reeling from that recap of events, I’m going to throw another emotion into the mix: Anger. WARNING: If you are a Karmy shipper, you might get really angry with me for a second here, but please hear me out. I think the Karmy breakup needed to happen. I’m not saying I want it to be permanent, but the fake relationship needed to go. Here’s why.

1. Karma is still  having feels for Liam. Whether she’s repressing or not, in Karma’s conscious mind at least, this face wasn’t about being jealous of Liam.

She clearly needs to explore those feelings before she’ll be ready to address how she feels about Amy (or to open her eyes and see how Amy feels about her, for that matter).


2. Amy deserves better. We’ve all had a friend who suffered from unrequited love. It hurts to see them hurt, even if, to them, the pain seems preferable to moving on. Amy is crushed by Karma’s lack of reciprocation, not to mention her desperate quest to win over Liam Booker. Just remember this moment and keep in mind that this is the face Amy is making on the inside almost every time she talks to Karma these days.


3. Amy is starting to go crazy faking it. Amy is the best. There is no disputing her best-ness. But she is going a little crazy-girlfriend over Karma in the exact way Karma is crazy with Liam. She wants to “make” Karma see that she loves her back. As soon as you’re trying to force someone to feel something, it’s time to take a step back.

Now, please put down the torches and pitchforks. I’m as pro-Karmy as the next Faking It fan, but for now, at least, their relationship needs to end. Until it’s for real, it’s not good for anyone.

What do you think of the Karmy breakup and the Kiam consummation? Sound off in the comments!

Faking It airs Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30 C on MTV.


TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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