Topic: Degrassi recaps

Degrassi: Now or Never Didn’t Kill Adam, Has No Balls

Degrassi: Now or Never Didn't Kill Adam, Has No Balls

In place of my usual Degrassi recap, I’m going to post my reactions to the season finale for Degrassi: Now or Never. Because let’s be honest — we didn’t care about anything but who would die. Except that no one bit the dust! It sounds a bit heartless, but I think I can speak for the fans when I say we were looking forward to a really dramatic ending. If Adam had died like everyone thought, we would’ve mourned him, but the finale would’ve had substance. More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with Degrassi: Pre-Prom Lacks the Sex and Death of the Real One

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with Degrassi: Pre-Prom Lacks the Sex and Death of the Real One

For some reason, in high-school world graduation comes before prom — usually because more interesting shit goes down when characters are in their prom dresses as opposed to caps and gowns. Then again, there were some interesting moments in “Take A Bow” parts 1 and 2. Riley finally comes out to his mom! Owen trains Anya to bulk up for the army (because somehow she signed up without any physical test…?) by screaming at her like a drill sergeant. Katie obsesses over losing her virginity to Drew at prom night. And Fiona wants to start things up again with Charlie, only to get massively disappointed by a misunderstanding involving a life-size portrait of her. More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with Degrassi: Messy Politics

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with Degrassi: Messy Politics

“Don’t Panic” parts 1 and 2 did a smart job of giving us a lot of payoff on two arcs that were slowly building up during Now or Never. Sav and Ms. Oh finally give in to their feelings, thanks to some sappy songs with really obvious lyrics — it’s not as scandalous as we would’ve liked, but there’s promise for next week’s prom finale. What was really excellent was the reveal of Type A overachiever Katie‘s one weakness: She suffers from bulimia. And it’s her supposed best friend Marisol who tells everyone! More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with Degrassi: No You Can’t Read My Poker Face

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with Degrassi: No You Can't Read My Poker Face

“Drop It Like It’s Hot” parts 1 and 2 took us through the highs and lows of different relationships at Degrassi. Dave and Alli go from a misunderstanding about sex to her gambling away her scholarship on a high-stakes poker game. Meanwhile, the season’s weirdest friendship begins when Bianca gets stuck in detention with Imogen: The two bond over complicated guys, and Bianca steals Imogen’s birthday money because she refuses to sell drugs at Degrassi. Then everything gets solved with cops and lingerie… More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with Degrassi: Eli’s Play Is… Well, It’s Certainly Dramatic

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with Degrassi: Eli's Play Is... Well, It's Certainly Dramatic

It’s opening night for Eli‘s semi-autobiographical play, and while he’s now made Clare the hero, Jake‘s the villain. Plus, poor Imogen is trying to get Eli to like her, but the mercurial playwright (who’s not taking his meds) won’t see her as anything but a shadow of Clare. Outside of the drama classroom, KC sabotages adoption proceedings, and Anya can’t seem to find any sort of career that fits her. (coughLARPercough) Curtains up! More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with ‘Degrassi’: KC Gets a Guitar to the Face, and Sav’s Hot for Teacher

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with 'Degrassi': KC Gets a Guitar to the Face, and Sav's Hot for Teacher

We were right… sort of. We correctly guessed that the new season of teen TV would have a female teacher flirting with a male student. We just assumed it would be One Tree Hill and didn’t even think of Degrassi. But “Lose Yourself” parts 1 and 2 make it clear that Ms. Oh (“Call me Winnie”) has eyes for her student Sav. We can’t wait to see this plotline progress. Elsewhere, KC and Jenna are probably going to break up because they can’t handle Ty. (That, and he cheated on her with Marisol.) In the actual drama department, Clare fears for Jake‘s life while he works on the sets for Eli‘s play… especially when Eli does a creepy laugh and says, “He’ll be out of the picture soon enough.” Um, what?! More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with ‘Degrassi’: Men and Women Can’t Be Friends!

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with 'Degrassi': Men and Women Can't Be Friends!

“Should’ve Said No” parts 1 and 2 were basically Degrassi‘s take on When Harry Met Sally: Dave and KC, both attached guys, tried to justify being friends with hot single girls, when it’s obvious that they want to cheat on their respective girlfriends. Meanwhile, Clare and Jake are playing out the No Strings Attached/Friends with Benefits game of “we can make out and it won’t mean anything” — except when he heads to the movies with Clare’s bitchy newspaper boss Katie. Although there weren’t any fistfights or drug comas, everyone was still in good, dramatic form this week. More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with ‘Degrassi’: Cocaine Is Your Friend and Wants What’s Best for You

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with 'Degrassi': Cocaine Is Your Friend and Wants What's Best for You

Anya is one of Degrassi‘s greatest characters. She lost her virginity in a parked limo on prom night (afternoon?), regularly LARPs as a princess in the woods, gave up her chance at college for a doctor… and now she has a coke habit. In just two episodes, we watched Anya go from troubled student to full-on druggie. She’s using in the club! Before school! During her admissions interview! (Oh, honey.) In other plotline news, Fiona has bedbugs and Connor is back to ogling girls’ panties. More »