Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 8 Episode 19

Paradise City, Part One

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Aug 30, 2009 on Much Music
8.6
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Paradise City, Part One
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Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes show up at Smithdale to announce a new movie being made. Manny decides to audition, but when her professor and boyfriend says she won't make it, she gets nervous and doesn't get the part. Paige is working for a high class, ungrateful, reality star, and she is not enjoying it all that much. But when she goes into the audition room to get something for her, she is able to audition. The Stüdz get a gig in the movie, but lose it when one of the actors hit on Mia, and Peter punches him.

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  • this movei

    8.0
    really good episode. i enjoyed the sutff that happened in it a lot including that skank mia getting exaclyt what she deserved LUD hahahaha she's so annoying i cnanot stand her nor the actress i wish they would both go away and leave me forever!! 2well mia did now i'm just waiting for nina too hahahahaha i'm just hilarious. but anyway back yeah to the episod3e that i'm reviewing and trying to discuss to all ov you participation n reading my beauty that i'm rwriting on the eipsode. wsell actually honestly i dik what this episode is that i'm reivewing! laugh otu lie :)moreless
  • Manny auditions of Mewesical High

    9.0
    "Degrassi Goes Hollywood" is a great movie. Initially, I disliked the movie because it seemed too Disney, but watching it a couple of times, I really enjoy the movie. Paige was very out of character in the movie. The writers destroyed her character. She treated Marco and Ellie horribly. And writers' could have continued her HIV storyline. Maybe by mentioning that she's HIV negative or something. Manny's plot was enjoyable. She basically had an abusive boyfriend storyline in this episode. I mean he didn't hurt her physically, but he did mentally. He destroyed her self esteem. I'm so happy that Jay and Manny got back together in this movie. I love how Manny got the role of Trixie. Ellie's plot was my favourite. It was the most intense part of this movie. This had the alcohplism storyline so many people were waiting for. Ellie was drinking and depressed because her father was in the war and he's back in the hospital with PTSD. I love how she meets Craig. The most intense scene was when she was walking in the water and Craig and Marco have to go save her. I give this movie a 9/10.moreless
Janna Polzin

Janna Polzin

Casting Agent

Guest Star

Michael Seater

Michael Seater

Michael Ray

Guest Star

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Himself

Guest Star

Lauren Collins

Lauren Collins

Paige Michalchuk

Recurring Role

Mike Lobel

Mike Lobel

Jay Hogart

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Kevin Jubinville

Kevin Jubinville

Mr. Sheppard "The Shep"

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  • NOTES (5)

    • This is the first episode ever, in which no current main characters appear in either the opening or closing scene. This is the case for Parts One-Three. However, all characters that appear in those scenes were former main cast members, as well as the stars of the film.

    • Filming for the whole movie, was split between Toronto, Canada, and Hollywood, California with the majority being the first to keep production cost low. Adamo, Stacey, Lauren, Jake, and Jason all filmed in both locations while everyone else filmed only in Canada. All of the studio scenes were shot in Toronto during Degrassi's regular filming schedule while a lot of outdoor Los Angeles was filmed on location in less than a weeks time. Paige's mansion was filmed in both Canada and Los Angeles.

    • Charlotte Arnold (Holly J.), Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Paula Brancati (Jane), Stefan Brogren (Mr. Simpson), Marc Donato (Derek), Sam Earle (K.C.), Jordan Hudyma (Blue), Judy Jiao (Leia), Argiris Karras (Riley), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Jajube Mandiela (Chantay), Scott Paterson (Johnny), Aislinn Paul (Clare), A.J. Saudin (Connor), and Natty Zavitz (Bruce), do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode, along with Parts 2-4, originally aired as a movie, under the name "Degrassi Goes to Hollywood". This is the first movie in the TNG series, and second in the Degrassi Franchise, after School's Out.

    • In the movie version, Charlotte Arnold (Holly J.), Melinda Shankar (Alli), Samantha Munro (Anya) and Shane Kippel (Spinner) are not credited until the end of the movie, given cameo status, despite being stars of the series during this season. Kevin Jubinville (The Shep) also appears but doesn't get credited until the end, however he is only a recurring character.

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    • The title ("Paradise City") of this four-part episode/movie is the same as a song by Guns 'N' Roses from their 1987 album "Appetite for Destruction".

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