I first started watching Degrassi when I was in grade eight. I absolutely fell in love with the show and continued to watch it all through the years - from season one to about season seven. After season seven I was a little disappointed because they almost changed the entire cast completely. I know that the students were getting older and graduating, but I felt that they kind of rushed into the new students,
After refusing to watch the newer episodes, a couple years later I saw season eight on sale at a local video store and, although hesitantly, I bought it. I can't even say that I regret it. Although I missed the old cast, I quickly grew fond of the newer students portrayed in the show. I have continued to watch the show and I'm now on to season 10 and loving every episode! I will probably continue watching.
I was such a die-hard Degrassi fan back in the day and I'm glad to be getting back into it! Although some episodes can be a little cliche and naive, I still quite enjoy it. I'm 20 now and even though I'm out of high school, I can still relate to some of the stories portrayed in the new episodes, and even the old. Every teenager should give this show a chance. Between the ages of 13-17, Degrassi was my life and helped me through those awkward teenage years.
I in a sense have grown up with degrassi the next generation, it was a huge part of my teenage years and i loved every thursday night sitting down to watch degrassi! A couple years ago i gave up watching it but now I have falled back in love with it.. To me it seems more like it use to be like it is relatedable again..So i think it has gotten better again!
In an earlier review, I wrote how I loved this show while we travel maybe 3 years in the future and now i feel, eh. Now I feel that the show is cliche. It has some good times, but at time I hate like half the characters. The issues they face end so quickly and I realize that this isn't high school. I'm entering 12 th grade and high school wasn't like this at all. Degrassi had a great point , but once the original people left the new ones having been living up to their standards.
When they introduced a transgender kid, I thought change would come, they can do so much about this issue, but nothing they did nothing. Maybe they focused on this for 2 episodes, and they weren't that great. Sadly, i still watch it, it's those guilty pleasure shows.
I've watched the show on and off for the last few yrs, and recently become interested in it again. But as with Skins(Uk) the characters change every one/two seasons, I know its a good idea because you get to see new characters stories, but it also kinda sucks because you get invested in characters who will disappear, and although new ones come along and might be interesting, you get wary of being invested in them because you know you won't be able to follow them for long. But it is following a certain 'age bracket' so if you're okay with loosing the characters/couples you've invested in, then its all good.
Hell, I don't care what people say, this show is still my fav even with new cast members. I do luv the old school Degrassi with Emma, Manny, Sean, Jimmy, Spinner n them, but This new Degrassi is still watchable in my eyes. Liking Clare's new look a whole bunch. Not even believing Fitz finding God. All that fool is doing is tryna get Clare 2 dump Eli. Also liking that Sav n Holly J hooking up, but still find it strange that he was dating Anya, n she was Holly J's best friend. I guess that's how Degrassi is, a big game of Musical Chairs.
I used to love Degrassi maybe 4 or 5 years ago, but during that time something happened to the show. I think it's because the cast was aging and moving into more adult situations. With the coming of high school, came an extreme change in the show's focus. The show went from focusing on first-kisses and girls starting their period to sex, drug use, alcoholism, STDs, and generally innapropriate themes. I know there was (and may still be) a warning before the show stating that the subject matter is for mature audiences and a parent should be in the room blah, blah, blah. But really, I don't think many kids pay attention to that. The actors may be in their late teens/early twenties, but the viewers are young adults (maybe ages 12-17). Should 13 year olds really be so heavily invested if whether or not Emma has an STD because she got sleazy in the back of some van? It's just very gross. The show comes off like "Oh, we're trying to help teens know they are not alone."And maybe Degrassi did start that way. But currently, the show just provides more vulgar trash on tv to further confuse young teens about their sexuality and sense of self.
Degrassi: The Next Generation is an excellent show. It's my favourite Canadian teen drama. I love this show because it shows a variety of unique characters with a variety of different issues. This show never gets boring. It can be really intense, which is why I love it so much. I love this show because it deals with real issues teenagers have. I also love this show because the actors are the same age as their character or they are close to the same age as their character. I give this show a 10/10.
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This show is rediculous. Maybe at twenty-six, I am too old to relate to this show. Shows like this give me plenty of reason to not give new shows a look. I understand we live in a world where things like homosexuality, promiscuity among teen-agers and disrespect toward any authority with parents being no exception; is unfortunately, common. I am very disgusted by what I see. It is one thing to want to have a show that is very in-tune with society; it is another when you do the same only, adding some type of morality in the mix. Sorry, I don't get this one.
For me, I really don't think high school shows tell the true meaning of high school, and Degrassi; The Next Generation, is no exception. It just dosen't yell "this is high school". It morely yells "this is your worst nightmare!"
First, I like the characters. It takes much of the steryotypes, and actually makes sence to try. I guess that's okay.
The storylines, I do admit, takes over the lives as telling about everyone. But, it looks unrelistic! But, that's my opinion.
Now, I really don't get why they tell that high school's about the last world you come into. It dosen't make sence!
Oh, and I thougth they would end it after high school but, now there going around collage. WHAT?! I thought this was a high school drama soap! Not a memoir of their lives! That's kinda... pushing it.
And, I must admit, the N loves taking this and putting it in every chance they get.
Overall, it's not a good drama, yet it's not bad. I kinda recommened it, but, I really don't.
When I saw the previews for this show, I thought I was going to hate this show, because it looked like another one of those dumb teen drama shows (which I dispise.) But when I actually watched it, I loved it. I (admittedly) have only seen the 2-parter pilot, but it was excellent I thought. The cast of characters is nice (although I never saw the original Degrassi(s), so I don't know 'em all) and it also manages to be funny, dramatic, and have great storylines. This is definitly one of my new favorites, I'm going to keep watching for sure. 10/10 A+
this show is awsome i be watchin it ever sicne .....um i dont remeber but i know it was a long time any who i luv the drama who can get enough of it? not me thats why i know this seasons gonna be more beter than the last just face it there always better than the last... well i'm gonna give this show a 10/10.
Degrassi: The Next Generation is a really good show that I highly recomend watching. I'm only 13, and it came out when I was only about five or six back in 2001, so obviously I haven't watched it very long, but for the months and months that I have watched the show, I can tell it's probably one of the greatest teenage shows out there - it deals with teens and all problems they may face during their tough high school years, in a realistic way.
Pretty much all of the characters, I believe, are from Canada. Canada has some talent, and the creators of Degrassi found the perfect people to play their characters. At least some of the old characters. However, I'm not a fan of some of the new characters, like, Mia, Alli, and Claire. Mia to me just seems to force things, like she did Peter. Peter (Jamie Johnston) had originally been in a relationship with a beautiful girl named Darcy (Shenae Grimes) until she moved to Kenya to help build a school for poor children, or something. Right there, that's another thing I get annoyed at. The lame excuses for the characters leaving the show. Shenae Grimes actually left the show because some Beverly show stole her. I was a big fan of her's. Anyhow, Mia gets upset just because Peter still misses her.
Alli and Claire are some of the younger ones and they are really annoying. Alli is a wanna-be Miss Popularity...and Claire is this stupid private-school-girl that goes to a public school in Degrassi. All she cares about is schoolwork. Nobody likes someone like that.
The characters I have really liked over the years have been Manny Santos, Spinner Mason, Ellie Nash, Craig Manning. I've also liked Sav and Anya - out of some of the newer characters. Manny (Cassie Steele) is a great singer and actress, and always looks to have fun. She has a great smile and she is very attractive. Spinner is great because, if you look at him, he looks pretty tough, but really - he's just trying to do the right thing, and he's pretty funny. Ellie and Craig fit together - I saw that after watching "Degrassi Goes Hollywood" earlier this summer. It's a shame they aren't together.
Well you've heard my two cents. Degrassi's a great show, highly recomend watching it.
If you watch Degrassi, you will fall in love with it in an instant, just like I did! There is so much drama and every teen problem you could ever imagine is revealed. Every character has there own personality and it never gets boring! Just watch Degrassi!
This show could not be any better! I love all of the characters and they have thought of every problem under the sun that a teen could have. There is so much drama( which I love )and I am addicted to watching it! If you are looking for a dramatic show that understands teens and their problems, Degrassi is the show to watch!!! ( P.S. This show is mainly aimed for girls. So unless a boy finds high school drama entertaining, I wouldn't suggest it for him. But if you are a girl, you will fall in love with it in an instant! I sure did!!! )
Awesome show! I love all the drama of Degrassi: The Next Generation. I've watched this show from the beginning and I still really enjoy it. The issues handled in Degrassi are done quite well. The actors do a great job of making the characters relatable.
My favorite characters in the beginning were Spinner or Ellie. Spinner because he was always causing issues he had to dig himself out of and Ellie because she had a lot of drama in her life.
My current favorite character in newer seasons is Holly J. because I love all the drama she creates between her and other characters. But she can be nice when she wants to and after the Season 8 finale she'll probably realize that if she doesn't want to be a loner she'll have to a real friend to people. Can't wait for new episodes.
From exploring sexuality, to drugs, to peer pressure, to even rape, to medical conditions Degrassi indeed deals with it all.
Makes me wish i went to a school like Degrassi to be honest instead of my boring average private school haha.
Degrassi gets anything and everything that any now a day student would deal with in life. plus more!
It's entertaining, dramatic, deals with REAL issues and keeps you glued to the screen for hours at end.
I can honestly say that i'm addicted to Degrassi- can't even go a day without putting in a disc or two.
So get your chocolate and possible tissues (?) ready. Because you're in for one hell of a ride :)
This show is really something special,the actors on the show is phenomenal,the writers are brilliant,the whole cerew really makes this show shine! Sure the show has had its ups (Season 1-5,Season 10) and its downs (Season 6-9),but no one can deny that its alway's stayed true to teens. The series covers a wide range of issuees such as pornagraphy, homosexuality, sex, rape, illnesss, teen dating violence, STD's, crushes,and so much more. Whether your 8,7,10,15,12,20,80,or even 90...you can always fine entertainment and juicy drama in the show. The series breaks landmarks with 1o constructive seasons and will be missed when its long gone.
Degrassi:The Next Generation-(2001-2010)
Usually, I'm not up on Drama series, but this is an acception. I started to want to watch when I heard about the episode where JT Yorke dies. Tragic. :( Sure wish I had Noggin/The-N so I could watch this show but unfortunately, I don't because it's on Channel 102 at my place and my dad says any channel that's not OnDemand, we can't get because it's too expensive. Anyway, this sounds like the Drama series out there besides Kyle XY. The plots sound good and the characters sound good. And people have told me that the best trace of TV girls is by Drama series. Overall, Degrassi: The Next Generation sounds like a decent show, despite that it's Drama. I could probably catch some episodes on YouTube.
Degrassi the next generation is a spinoff of Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High from the later 80's early 90's. It centers around Spike's (D.J.H, D.H.) daugther Emma now being in Junior High and growing up through school and acore group of friends
This show goes over many topics from junior high and high school years of teens lives. As in drugs, sex, alcohol, friends, fights, and violence of a higher degree. Now even though all of these things couldn't all happen at one school it is over all a great show and has a lot of good looking people on it especially when they get older in the later seasons. One of the things i like about it the most is there really isnt a main character cause not every one is in every episode, some episodes are only centered around the problems or story of one character or a group of the characters. In my opinion its one of the top 5 shows to ever be on television
Adam decides to go back to Gracie to please everyone but himself, Dave kisses up to Ms. O only to learn he's making it worse, and Anya faces her mothers cancer, and has a misunderstanding with Holly-J that in turn, proves too much for her to handle.
A Plot: Adam/Gracie
This episode was by far the best episode this season. Definitley a tear-jerkey (Todosey) Who plays Adam/Gracie, embodies the role of a young and confused FTM (female to male transgender) Drew, (Bilyk) is also phenomenal in this episode, showing great big brother affection and going the extra mile to protect his little brother. Upon discovering everyone knows his secret, Adam "invites" Gracie to a family dinner, where it is then seen to be an extremely uncomfortable secret to keep from family, pushing Adam to start hurting himself again, i think were a being hinted at for the season finale "Lockdown". After a heartfelt conversation and rescue from Clare (Aislyn Paul) Adam realizes who he really is and in turn goes to his family with the truth. There is then a bonfire scene with Eli, Clare, Adam, Adam and Drew's Parents and Drew. Adam is seen burning all of Gracies clothes, letting them go for the final time, but keeping a picture of younger Gracie in his hands, the episode ends with a heartfelt line "It's who I still am", and a fade out of the picture.
B Plot: Anya
Upon discovering her mother has cancer, Anya complteley shut out from the outside world, refuses to deal with the truth and move on with her life. After failing to finish her project out of depression and distraction, Holly-J gets angry, and the two have a misunderstanding, Holly-J thinks Anya is upset about Her and Sav, when she really finds out her mother has cancer, it is a double whammy and Anya has a breakdown in Holly-J's arms. This character, not having a main plot before, has alot more on her plate this season and is doing well with the storylines she is given, her emotional range is very heartfelt. It is Holly-J who in the ends convinces her to accompany her mother to the doctor because Anya might not be able to if she changes her mind. Anya's last scene takes place in a doctors office, where the doctor tells her family that her mothers cancer was indeed caught very early. And can be treated, but it will be tough. Plot C: Dave and Ms. O
In the previous episode, Dave tried to get a better grade from Ms. O by finding something he could relate to her with, he goes about this by digging into her personal life and giving a presentation, with pictures pulled from Ms. O's facerange of her and her boyfriend. Failing. In this episode, upon learning that Ms. O is not easily persuadable, he decides to win her over by showing up in only his underwear. Ms. O leaves teary eyed, and Dave finds out that she and her Boyfriend have split up. He feels bad and tries to help, he offers a controversial line "It gets better with time". In which the teacher responds with "Im not taking relationship advice from a student". There is then a lecture given by the teacher about how Charm doesnt win better grades, hardwork does, and Dave is given a second chance. *Dave, Wesley and Connor are seen yet again together in this episode. I think they are appearing as a trio now.
***Eli (Munro Chambers is in this episode, along with some EClare moments)
I believe that this is one of the best shows a teen like us can watch. Everybody 14 and above needs to watch this show. It tackles topics such as rape, homosexuality, school shootings, parental abuse, and a slew of others, not only entertainningly, but realistically. Every word out of the character's mouths are instantly believable. The character's are so well developed and lovable that it is hard not to get hooked on this show. The only down side I can think of is that there are 20-30 main characters, so unless you watch it religiously, it will be difficult to keep track.
Well, this show has a short summary, easy and simple. It's a show about a group of teenagers going to high school and they have to deal with love problems, drugs, teen pregnancy, betrayal, underage sex and peer pressure.
It sounds like a typical teen cliche show, but when i found my self watching this show, i couldn't take my eyes away from the tv. it has a very educational touch to it if you well, it shows you how can you handle these issues and how people deal with them in many ways. the characters are different types of people with variety, different race, different sexuality, different looks and personalities. it's not your typical white family with omg and like all the time but what you see is variety and more!
this show is really something to watch!
I saw it one day when I was bored and decided I needed something to watch. I didn't think I would like it much, if at all. The previews for the show make it look like it is nothing but a drama. It is of course, a drama, but it has a good blend of humor in some episodes which makes it totally watchable. I think this has to be a new top 5 or so show for me. It is really well-written, a lot of plots that make you just want to see how it turns out, and it has humor when the writers feel it is needed. I cannot get enough of this show, definitely a must watch i think, people would not regret it
Degrassi is the kind of show I know I should hate, and do...on repeat watches. I watch every new episode because the characters are interesting and the storylines cover just about any teen problem you can possibly think of. It is kind of realistic as well, and the characters are well developed enough that you can either love, hate, feel sympathy or any other emotion toward. Even though I said I hate the show at the very beginning, I don't...but to me this show has zero replay value. The first time I watch a new episode I think to myself "this is really good", the second time I watch it I feel so embarrassed that I actually watched it once because I see how over-dramatic, ridiculous, over the top and annoying each episode really is. So I take this show one episode at a time and that's how it should be.
I'm not gonna lie I like the new Degrassi, sure its a little more dramatic and slightly over the top then the old one but I love it none the less. I'm a HUGE fan of the old Degrassi, seeing as how I grew up with it when I was a kid. And I was pretty stoked to see that they were going to keep it going. The old Degrassi was all about the basic things that went on in a teenagers life and I was pleasantly surprised that they didn't take all the old themes from the first and just throw some new characters into the new one. I do however like how they didn't forget the original roots. I like how they had Spikes daughter Emma one of the kids and how the old kids are now grown ups. Its always nice to see them grow up and know whats become of them.
The show is an amazing show. Many teens can watch this show because it relates to the problems and issues that many of teens face each day. Degrassi gives parents a look into what types of issues teens face. The show finds a way to be able to deals with these problems. Watching Degrassi provides a way for parents and teens to be able to talk about what problems and issues teens face. The Creators of Degrassi have created a very special show that we can watch for a long time. This is a great show for people to watch.
I first discovered Degrassi durig its 3rd season and became an instant addict, even though I don't have the-n. I have seasons 2,3,5, and 6 on dvd (I really need to get 4) and I was a die hard. The show was really good from Seasons 2-5, with good acting, hard-hitting but realistic storylines, and average teenagers with average amounts of wealth and average appearances, not the super-rich, over the top 20-somethings-pretending-to be 15 like on the OC and 90210. Every two part episode was a memorable moment and was really intense. They really developed the characters without sacrificing plot.
Then it started going downhill. Season 6 wasn't awful, but it wasn't on the same par as the previous seasons. There was a good cast and some good things happening, but some of the major events weren't really "going there." JT's death, Darcy's online exploits, and Alex's stripping were the only intense moments. Season 7 was only saved by Darcy's rape story arc. If you took that out of the equation, Season 7 was an overcrowded chaotic mess. The episodes were largely self-contained and it was more immature catty high school drama than hard hitting issues. Season 8 was a disaster. I would see the commercials for the next new episode and tune in expecting something major to happen, and then get nothing. Some storylines that would only get an episode in earlier seasons, were now getting two (like spinner getting rejected from police college, wow that's major) and alot of episodes were just filler. Then alot of characters ended up doing uncharacteristic things. I couldn't believe Holly J was crying and giving in to Alli's, a grade 9, intimidation. The real Holly J would've automatically set out to destroy her. And Emma a weed brownies?! That's just obsurd!
Degrassi keeps bringing in all of these new main characters, but they never get developed. I mean Degrassi already had a bunch of characters that never had a major plot before (Hazel, Toby, Liberty until Season 5, etc.) now they keep bringing new ones that have to get factored in while we still know nothing about the other ones. I liked it better when they would bring in new people one or two at a time as recurring characters like darcy and mia, then moved them to the main cast. At least we got to know them better and eventually accept them. The Lakehurst kids just got thrust into the mix and only a couple of them were in the same grade as some of the originals. However, the promos for season 9 look promising and seems that the new characters they're bringing in will make things interesting by creating rivalries and shaking things up. Hopefully Holly J wil get back to being mean, we can see more Riley who is the BEST new addition in Season 8, and Clare, KC, and Alli can get developed more. I also hope we can have a Chante, Blue, or Leia story going on so these characters can stop being sidekicks and become stand outs.
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