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- Posted on 12/27/2010 by Lisa
Kick off the new year, Degrassi style! Starting on Saturday, 1/1/1,1 at noon et, TeenNick is bringing you "Every Degrassi Ever" Weekends. To prepare for all the episodes coming our way, I'm going to post some classic Degrassi pics in the blog this week. Here goes...
Please note that Emma has dolphins on her pants.
So... who's ready for a Degrassi new year?
- Posted on 12/25/2010 by Mary
We at TeenNick wish you Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and Happily Ever After Your Whole Life Long!
And, good news! We picked your names out of the Secret Santa hat, so here's your prezzie... a new Degrassi poster! It looks like this:
This way you can print those out and put 'em together to make your very own Deg-oration. Oh my God, I just said Deg-oration, clearly I need to stop working and go to Australia. Have a GREAT holiday, enjoy your winter break, I hope it snows only exactly as much as you want it to, and I hope all of your wishes come true forever. Unless you make bad wishes.
Enjoy your new poster!
- Posted on 12/24/2010 by Mary
On the 12th day of Degrassi Boys my TeenNick gave to me... a blog full of
♥ Eli Goldswortheeee♥!
Ahhh, it's a very good day indeed. A day to celebrate the guy with the pillow-lips AND the vocab. A day to revel in all of our fantasies that somewhere out there, there's an Eli waiting to storm into our worlds in his hearse, kiss us like some kind of old-fashioned movie star, and then put his arm around our shoulders and make us laugh -- a real laugh. And somehow, make us feel safe and protective all at the same time.
Of course, you can take a nice leisurely roll down Eli lane over in our Eli playlist, with all the OMG kisses and E-Clare pay-off you can handle. But let's also not forget... the dude is a stand-up human being who looks after his friends' feelings and well-being:
We found you something else you might like. Please believe me (twitter nation) when I say that our department literally did not get this picture in hand until THIS WEEK. It was a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a scramble to get it done before everyone left for the holidays. BUT WE DID IT! For you. Enjoy.
Merry Holidays from TeenNick. ♥
- Posted on 12/23/2010 by Lisa
The 12 Boys of Degrassi, our love-fest celebrating the guys of Degrassi season 10, is wrapping up... but not just yet! It's day 11, time to celebrate ♥Declan♥!
A diplomat's son, Declan is total private-school material, but aren't you glad he enrolled at Degrassi for a while? He brought us the musical "Space Awakening," starred in Clare's steamy vampire fanfic, and left his player ways behind when he fell in love with Holly J.
Let's travel back in time to before Declan and Holly J started dating:
There's such a sparkle in Holly J's eyes as she looks at Declan, like she's realizing for the first time that he might be someone special. If you're in the mood to watch Declan trap Holly J in the sound booth ("You have to trust me, Holly J... I don't normally try this hard and I am terrified right now."), check out Love Games, pt. 1, in our Declan playlist.
Question time: After everything they've been through, do you think Declan and Holly J will get back together? Do you want them to?
What are your all-time favorite Declan moments and quotes?
- Posted on 12/22/2010 by Lisa
Day 10 of our Degrassi-holiday-boy-o-rama brings us to: ♥Drew♥!
On the tenth day of Degrassi boys, we've got lots of Drew, just for you. What makes Drew special? Here's how he tells it: "His killer smile makes ladies scream. He's the best QB in the entire league. Every girl in school wants to be his match, and that's why he is the perfect catch!" Oh, Drew...
At first, I thought Drew was a manipulative jerk, but once I saw what a good brother he is, I realized football and girls aren't the only things that matter to him. He'd also do anything for his brother, Adam. I love how well they get along.
Drew does love girls, though. In this clip, he's in super-flirt mode:
If you'd rather watch Drew bond with Alli in the photo booth during the Hoedown Throwdown (such a good scene), watch You Don't Know My Name, Part 2, and lots of other Drew-filled episodes in our Drew Playlist.
What are your all-time favorite Drew scenes? Favorite Drew quotes? Favorite Drew hats?
- Posted on 12/21/2010 by Lisa
Day 9 of our Degrassi-holiday-boy-fest brings us to: ♥K.C.♥!
K.C. has made a lot of mistakes (stealing a car and getting sent to the group home, dumping Jenna when he finds out she's pregnant, treating his mom like crap, keying the coach's car... this could be a very long list). Now that he's forgiven his mom and reunited with Jenna, I'm dying to know -- how do YOU feel about him?
Flashback with me to K.C.'s first day at Degrassi...
Oh, little Clare and little K.C... so cute! If you want to hear my favorite K.C. quote, "You're so much more than the smart one," check out the full episode of Uptown Girl, pt. 2, in our K.C. Playlist.
Are you still mad at K.C. for the things he's done in the past? Or are you willing to forgive, and hope he'll be a better guy in the future? Post your favorite K.C. moments and quotes in the comments.
- Posted on 12/20/2010 by Mary
Day 8 (more like day GREAT) is dedicated to the guy who stole our hearts, and the student council presidency (arguably)...
It's not just that Sav has eyes you could go swimming in, or that he rocks the skinny jeans like no other student council president. It's that:
1) You can trust a dude who has that good of a relationship with his little sister. Protective, honest, encouraging, and downright sweet.
2) Any guy who would go to the judgety baby class with a pregnant girl he barely knows just so she won't feel so alone in the world... I mean, do YOU know any real-life guys like that?
3) Remember when he sang that sweet, pretty "Your heart is a fire" song to Holly J? While dressed as Elvis, natch?
4) He's come a long way from being the guy who had internalized his family's uh, gender bias. We should probably thank Anya for helping creak open that door.
5) And he wouldn't suck to run student council with:
All the Sav fans, raise your hands! What do you love most about Degrassi's most eligible senior? Drop it in the comments! And you can also check out our full Sav Playlist for plenty of Savalicious episodes.
- Posted on 12/19/2010 by Mary
Day 7 is upon us, and it's time to celebrate...
It's not easy being Adam (<-- understatement of the year), but he finds a way to have a sense of humor anyway. Or, maybe he HAS to have a sense of humor to survive. Basically anyone who can live through getting thrown through a plate glass door and still have any faith in humanity whatsoever... we've got that dude's back.
Of course... he did maaaybe kind of lose his cool that one time...
But hopefully things will get easier for Adam as time goes on. And hopefully Fiona has a REALLY good excuse for being a no-show at that beautiful party he put together with Eli and Clare. Because any guy that romantic and kind and brave and honest and funny deserves a slow dance under some twinkly lights with the girl of his dreams.
What's been your favorite Adam moment? Drop it in the comments! And you can also check out our full Adam Playlist for more Adam episodes (including the instant classics, "My Body Is a Cage" parts 1 and 2).
PS: hmmm... that pic on the bottom left with the hot new look for Adam... I don't think we've seen that one before. Could it be from... next year's new episodes?? I wonder...
- Posted on 12/18/2010 by Lisa
Day 6 of our Degrassi boy celebration brings us to: ♥Connor♥!
Connor is trusting, accepting, and good with computers... but what does he have to show for it? An awkward encounter with LoveQueen16. *Sigh.* Do you think he'll ever meet a nice girl his own age who appreciates him -- and isn't a creepy lady from the Internet?
Connor's in the gifted class at Degrassi, but since he has Asperger's syndrome, the social stuff is a lot harder for him. Because of the way his brain works, if his friends are playing "seven minutes in heaven," he'd rather be holding the stopwatch than kissing up a storm. He doesn't really know how to talk to girls, but if he can get that figured out, he's got it made -- he's cute and super-nice, he plays basketball, and he's on the Science Olympics team. (That gets him bonus points in my book, but maybe I just have a thing for smart boys.)
Here's a clip from just after he's diagnosed with Asperger's.
He seems SO relieved to know why he is the way he is. It's like, once he knows what's going on, his life can only get better. Check out lots of other Connor moments in our Connor Playlist.
What are your favorite Connor episodes and quotes? Which of his hoodies are you dying to borrow? Share your Connor-est thoughts in the comments.
- Posted on 12/17/2010 by Lisa
Day 5 of our Degrassi-boy-abration brings us to: ♥Riley♥!
He used to be stressed-out 24/7... but then he got off steroids, into anger management classes and yoga, and into Zane's arms. (Don't you just love them together?) Now that Riley's out at school and over the whole self-hatred thing, he seems infinitely more relaxed and happy. Watching the old Riley was intense, but watching the new Riley is inspiring. I reeeeally hope angry, messed-up-in-the-head Riley is gone for good.
Aww, here's the Riley I love. Can I have a pink football shirt, Riley? I'll totally wear it.
My favorite Riley episode is "In Your Eyes," where he and Zane first get together. I can't watch that ep without smiling at my TV / laptop. Riley just looks SO happy when they're dancing at the LGBT mixer. You'll find "In Your Eyes" and lots of other memorable Riley moments in our Riley Playlist.
What are your favorite Riley moments, quotes, or kisses? Post them in the comments and let's do some Riley bonding.