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- Posted on 08/26/2010 by Mary
Hello fellow Degrassi fans... I think I'm gonna hop on the ol' TeenNick twitterator tonight around 8:30 and live-tweet the Boiling Point finale. Care to join me?
I figure 8:30 gives us all a chance to watch Clare and Eli make out again, plus get more amped than is cardiovascularly healthy before the big finale at 9.
You can follow TeenNick's twitter feed here. And if you live-tweet with us, try to mark your tweets with @TeenNick -- I'll be a couple hundred times more likely to see them (and therefore possibly retweet them) that way.
MMkay. See you tonight.
- Posted on 08/26/2010 by Mary
"OMG" does not even begin to cover it. Let's attempt to break things down...
IS Degrassi out of hand?? Do you think Simpson is right to be completely at his wits' end after tonight? Do the students of Degrassi need a totally different environment? Or are they just another high school? (It's funny... there's sort of a perpetual debate in the message boards about whether Degrassi is tamer than a real high school, or completely off-the-wall bonkers. Which side do you fall on?)
Eli and Clare. OK. First of all, thank GOD he's alive. Second of all... what do you think the future holds for these two? Do you think Eli really learned his lesson tonight... or is he going to be even more angry and vengeful about being put through that?
Drew and Alli: Opinions on whether Drew is a good guy or a bad guy seem mixed... what's yours? (Mine is that he's neither good nor bad... he's a human teenager who makes super, super-dumb choices sometimes.) Also: that whole thing between Alli and Mrs. Torres... I have known sooo many moms of teenagers who are like that. They think their kid can do no wrong, so their friends take the fallout when everyone gets in trouble together. Sucks.
Holly J and Sav: Daaaag, girl! I have to say: Charlotte Arnold is probably my favorite young actress in the world. The subtle stuff happening on her face in that scene... she is one talented lady. And she looked really pretty tonight, and I dig her and Sav together. You?
- Posted on 08/25/2010 by Mary
I'd say Eli got an A+ on that there French exam, yes? Please, feel free to watch Eli kiss Clare again. And perhaps again. And I suppose you could watch it again after that. Forty times would be weird though.
...But not that weird.
I had started to wonder if we would ever see the day that Riley Stavros would kiss his boyfriend in full view of other students and just not care what anyone thought.
Especially after that heart-wrenching scene of him searching the "history" (what little there is of it) of openly gay athletes. Seriously, never has an web-search scene made me so verklempt.
Anyway, Riley is free at last. Let's celebrate by watching him celebrate again; click here.
Only two nights of Degrassi: The Boiling Point left... I'm starting to get scared of how my body's going to react to the withdrawal. What if I can't handle it? What if I die?
Anyway. The next two nights... things are going to get a little insane. 'Cause you know, up 'til now things at Degrassi have been so boring.
I leave you with the following three images from tomorrow night's television program. While they cannot possibly give you a complete picture of the events about to ensue, I hope they at least impart to you the DIRE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR WATCHING. ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A THING FOR ELI AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME NICE DREAMS TOMORROW NIGHT. I hope I am being sufficiently clear.
It's hard to be mad at Adam for his behavior a) after everything he's gone through and b) after he got literally thrown like a rag doll by his tormentors at Degrassi, including Fitz. But if there's anything we know well from watching Degrassi, it's that violence doesn't solve anything.
But Eli has shown himself to be from that "fight fire with fire" camp. Which raises the question... what would you have done in Eli's shoes?
Fiona. Sweetie. Honey bunny bear doll. We all appreciate your enthusiasm, buuut... a drunken pitch in a Lady Marmalade costume may not have been the best way to win the hearts and minds of the P.T.A.
GO RILEY! Say it loud, he's out and he's... pretty much proud! Still has a few issues to work on. He'll get there! We believe in you Riley! And a big "whatever", followed by the world's biggest, roundest eye roll to whoever put that on his locker. Homophobia is so last century.
Meanwhile: I'm guessing plenty of us have been in Adam's shoes... dealing with the magically Disappearing Friend Who's Totally Wrapped Up in a Girl/Guy. But when you're Adam, finding new trustworthy friends is an extra challenge. I'm wringing my hands over this whole Fitz thing... and that promo is not making me any calmer.
A bit ago I asked Ray Ablack and Charlotte Arnold (Sav and Holly J) some of your questions. Here's one for all the incoming freshmen out there. And really, it works for everyone in high school; it's never too late to take this advice:
I'm going to high school this year. So yes, freshman. Do you have any advice? - atlroxsox2
Ray: Enjoy it.
Charlotte: NOTHING is as important as it seems. Nothing that you ever experience in high school -- I mean the good times, yes. The friends you make. But the insecurity, the worrying about what other people think about you -- everybody is feeling the exact same way, and once you leave high school you'll be able to leave all of it behind and become whatever person you want to be. So use this time to like...
Ray: Enjoy it!
Charlotte: Enjoy it! Oh man, high school's so much fun.
Ray: I would redo it again if I could, would you?
Charlotte: I would absolutely redo high school if I could.
Me: Redo it differently, or just for fun?
Ray: I would redo it differently so that I could amp things up more.
Charlotte: Yeah! Like I wouldn't be as afraid to try new things, to make new friends, to go to that party where you're like "Do I know anybody there?" Yeah.
- Posted on 08/21/2010 by Mary
How long do you think they'll last?
Assuming you don't think they'll get married and die in each other's arms at ripe old ages, who do you think would dump who and why?
Do you think Drew makes a good boyfriend?
Do you think Alli makes a good girlfriend?
What do you think their couple name is?
Who would you pair each of them with, if not with each other?
And do you think Drew had braces, or his teeth are just naturally like that?
You know, I heard that those are Melinda Shankar's real eyelashes. They are really, truly that long and thick. So amazing.
OK bye have a good weekend.
Oh wait, PS, if you want to save a copy of those photobooth pics, you can click on 'em for a larger version. Enjoy.