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  • Degrassi: Hide and Seek pt 2 - Let's Break It Down

    Posted on 03/25/2011 by Mary

    LOOK OUT, SPOILERS BELOW for those who missed out on the awesomeness. (Here's the full ep so you can be like the rest of us.) But if you've seen it, let's get chatty.

    Holly J fell down went boom on Degrassi
    Holly J fell down went boom on Degrassi. She has a boo boo in her kidneys.

    1) It's a good thing I never ran away because I have a feeling I'd fare just about as well as Alli -- I would totally try to ask someone for "Runaway 101" tips and end up getting jacked.

    2) If your parents wanted your whole family to go to therapy together... would you be into it?

    3) UP TOP, WESLEY! What do you guys think of Hannah? And should we call them Wannah? Weslah? I think I like Wannah. Anyway, a round of applause for a sweet guy finding a lovely girl. clap clap clap clap clap

    4) You know what? It's interesting that Holly J didn't try to sabotage Chantay, since they were competing at that work study. It seems like the HJ of even a season ago totally would have. (It's also interesting that so many people out there speculated that Holly J might have diabetes, since it did turn out to be her kidneys... even if she got there in a really roundabout way.)

    5) Also, who else here is guilty of totally trying to put off dealing with being sick because you were like "I don't have TIME to be sick." /me sighs, raises hand.

  • Watch the First Scene of Friday's Degrassi

    Posted on 03/24/2011 by Mary

    Alli has had it. She's done listening to other people's opinions about her decisions, including Johnny's.

    Can I just say something? When Johnny said he doesn't want to see Alli become a "squeegee kid," all I could think was... um, there are a lot worse things for us to worry about with Alli alone on the streets.

    Runaways are such easy prey for some truly messed up people who do MESSED up things. A runaway's desperate need for support can lead them to turn to people who have the worst possible plans for them, and who have disgusting amounts of patience for building up trust in their victims.

    Alli is SO not safe out there. Her situation scares the crap out of me.

  • Melinda Shankar Interview - Part 2!

    Posted on 03/23/2011 by Mary

    What's it like to get fan mail? And what is Jamil (aka Dave) like in real life? Melinda expounded for us, approximately 31,000 twitter followers ago:

    Melinda Shankar from Degrassi
    Melinda Shankar of Degrassi works them red ankle booties.

  • Embarrassing Moments, Degrassi Style

    Posted on 03/22/2011 by Mary

    Clare and Jane have a little chat about self love in the Degrassi bathroom.
    Clare, mortified, in "Man with Two Hearts"

    User Brandy created this message board threat about Embarrassing Moments on Degrassi... She mentions such golden scenes of humiliation as:
    "When the teacher found the vibrator in Clare's book bag in the middle of class.
    When Declan listened to the angry voice message that Holly J sent in front of her.
    "

    Ah, embarrassing moments. No one does them quite like Degrassi. What have been your favorites so far?

    And... just fyi... mild SPOILER ALERT... you're in for another classic one this Friday.

  • Overheard on Friday's Degrassi...

    Posted on 03/22/2011 by Mary

    "I guess if it's not dangerous, it's not worth it, right?" -- ???

    Which Degrassi mouth is going to blurt that one out on Friday? Prognosticate in the comments...

  • Sneak peek pics of the next Degrassi!

    Posted on 03/21/2011 by Mary

    Alli Bhandari on Degrassi: In Too Deep, Hide and Seek pt. 2
    Alli isn't safe... on the next Degrassi: In Too Deep

    The new Degrassi flipbook is in, with sneak peek pics from Friday's episode.

    Take a look and drop your predictions for Alli, Holly J, and everyone else in the comments...

  • What '90s Shows Would You Bring Back?

    Posted on 03/20/2011 by Mary

    Melissa Joan Hart on Clarissa Explains It All
    Do you wish Clarissa would Explain It All to you again on TeenNick?

    The message boards are a-gurglin' with excitement over the retro '90s block we're planning. And like I said, everything's still in the planning stages right now so... that means now is a great time to pipe up!

    What '90s shows do YOU want to see come back?

  • Degrassi OMG: Alli Is No One's Little Problem

    Posted on 03/19/2011 by Mary

    Watching this kind of broke my heart -- in that it looks to the naked eye like Alli has discovered that YET another person doesn't have her back. It must be such a feeling of abject loneliness. Like, existential loneliness.

    But when I take a step back and think about it:
    - Yes, she had a terrible fight with Sav, but look at how hard he's trying to find her, look how worried he is about her.
    - Yes, her parents have been overly strict, but look at where that comes from -- the overwhelming urge to protect her. Their intention is love even if they're a little inept at it sometimes. Who isn't a little inept at love sometimes?
    - Yes, some people at Degrassi are talking behind her back but what about Clare? Or Dave? What about the friends who DID have her back? What about the friends who jumped on the football field and danced like jackasses in front of the whole school for her?

    I don't know. I don't mean to get all emo on you but the whole thing is making me think about how, even when you feel as alone in the world as Alli does right now... that doesn't mean you're actually alone. It's an illusion. You know?

    Roll call in the comments: Who are the people who really do have your back in this world, even if they screw up sometimes?

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic

    Posted on 03/18/2011 by Mary

    Was that Alexz Johnson you heard on Degrassi this week? Why yes, it was. Here's info on all of this week's Gigantic and Degrassi songs (including Degrassi music supervisor commentary -- all the quotes in italics).

    Amos the Transparent music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Greater Than Consequence" by Amos the Transparent
    From the scene where Holly J is starting to completely lose it at Little Miss Steaks.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This is a band you should get to know. Hailing from one of our hometowns, our capital Ottawa, these musicians form an emotional powerhouse, diving into the subject without fear or hesitation. If you're lucky enough to see them live, you may hear them rock this song out with electric guitars and a passionate chorus."

    "Boogie Love" by Alexz Johnson
    The song that plays pretty much whenever Wesley pogos.
    " This song stands alone here, offering its fun perspective to Wesley and his tribulations. But Alexz Johnson's album Voodoo is a portrait of the artist, of which this fun part is a small piece. The rest is delicate and intricate, stories of places and people, and one of our most memorable albums of the summer. Of course, there's that whole Instant Star thing too!"

    "A World Too Big" by Jamie Bramble
    From the scene where Alli's looking at her "facerange" page, missing everyone.
    "Jamie Bramble came to us via an Australian named Jamie Brammah (similar name, different guy). Jamie (Brammah) got up at 4am to drive to the office to chat about music, so we knew he had to have some good tunes. Jamie Bramble paints pictures with his music, and we think the phone call was worth it."

    Official Hot Mess music on TeenNick's Gigantic

    • "The Edge" by Official Hot Mess
    • "Born to Party" by Julia Michaels
    • You can hear samples of these songs over on the Gigantic page.

  • Best Gigantic Scene Ever: The Fake Cry

    Posted on 03/18/2011 by Mary

    Heads up: this is my favorite scene from Gigantic so far. I mean I loved it when Piper told the paps to kiss her fat ass, but this one... this one has layers.

    Be honest... how good are you at fake crying? (Personally, I'm such a hair-trigger crier that I don't necessarily have to fake it... it just kind of happens. Whether I like it or not. Which, admittedly, has worked to my advantage once or twice.)