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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: The First Rule of Cagefighting Club Is…

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with Degrassi: The First Rule of Cagefighting Club Is...

Two out of the three plotlines for “Mr. Brightside” parts 1 and 2 were pretty drama-free: Alli had to trust her parents to like Dave for who he really is, and Holly J and Fiona found a way to give Dawn her kidney money. So, mostly happy endings in Degrassi-land. Even Drew and Katie seemed to have a growing flirtation. AND THEN DREW STARTED CAGEFIGHTING. 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’: Macho, Macho Men… I Want to Be a Macho Man!

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with 'Degrassi': Macho, Macho Men... I Want to Be a Macho Man!

Kudos to Degrassi for not getting all “after-school special” on Adam’s transgender storyline. Last season he got beaten up for his “weirdness,” but the emotional bullying he’s run into in this episode alone is probably more disturbing than any hallway fight. Dave, who’s not that prejudiced, decides that he’s freaked out by sharing a radio show and a bathroom with Adam; he continually refers to Adam as a girl or a freak, and mocks him on-air. Dave really knows how to keep this show interesting. More »