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- Posted on 01/25/2013 by Lisa
If you got nervous about Eli and Clare's relationship after the last promo, you may want to hold someone's hand as you watch this one:
That last line of Eli's is pretty brutal, isn't it? How are you holding up? Feel free to use the comments as a support group if you need to talk.
New Degrassi is only three weeks away...
- Posted on 01/18/2013 by Lisa
New Degrassi episodes return in February. This video (full of juicy clips!!) features the song "Anything Could Happen" by Ellie Goulding:
So... what do you think? Are you ready for "anything" to happen?
- Posted on 12/25/2012 by Lisa
You guys have been such good Degrassi fans this year that we wanted to give you a little gift. Here are a few sneak pics from the next Degrassi episode, coming in February:
Happy Holidays, everybody!!!
- Posted on 12/12/2012 by Lisa
Sneak a peek at a few pictures from Drianca's big day. What a beautiful couple! (They've come SO FAR from the Degrassi boiler room.)
Don't miss Degrassi: Las Vegas, Friday at 9pm et on TeenNick. Are you dressing up to watch the wedding? Take a picture of your outfit and tweet it at @TeenNick!
- Posted on 11/26/2012 by Lisa
We've been choosing Degrassi Moments to highlight from each episode, and choosing the moments for Tonight, Tonight was tough, because this whole episode felt like a Degrassi moment! I mean... Drew's cucumber advice? And then the fall-out from that (haha)? Those were some of my favorite Degrassi moments of all time. And of course, the shirtless Eli moment, though in my opinion, the highlight of that scene is actually when Jake glides by Clare's doorway on his skates. Too funny.
First up: let's talk about that Missy chick. When Missy gave Adam her number, I was excited. She seemed cute, friendly, and a little bit weird -- in a good way. When she and Adam hung out, she seemed open-minded and fun... even after the cucumber incident. I was like "YES! Adam finally met a girl who likes him exactly the way he is!" But no. She was just messing with his head to help her band win. Not cool, Missy. Not cool.
I loved the advice Chaz Bono gave Adam, especially the line, "Love is messy, and there's obstacles in any relationship." That is so true. I loved Adam and Becky together, but I do think their relationship will take a lot of work. I'm sure Becky's parents will take a while to come around, but I hope they do. I'd love to see what happens when Becky's parents meet Audra for the first time.
Now... about Maya and Cam. I'm so glad she told him the truth about kissing Zig before he found out on his own, and I'm glad they're still together. How do you think Tori is going to handle it? She got so competitive with Maya about the pageant stuff. I hope she doesn't act that way about Zig, especially since he doesn't seem interested in her at all anymore. Anybody got any predictions for Tori's romantic future? Can you see her with any of the other Degrassi guys?
Meanwhile, at Clare and Jake's house, it's time for a family meeting! I'm proud of Clare for confronting her mom and Glenn about the inconsistent rules. That was a very grown up way to handle it. (Though I'm also secretly proud of her for "borrowing" the truck. It's always fun to see Clare's rebellious side.)
How about that little party at the end? I totally teared up when Drew asked Adam to be the best man at his wedding.
SAVE THE DATE: On Friday, December 14th at 9pm et, Degrassi goes to Las Vegas for Drew and Bianca's wedding. It's coming up so fast, and I haven't even picked out a dress! If you've never dressed up to watch a wedding on TV, Dec. 14th is your chance!
- Posted on 11/25/2012 by Lisa
I want to thank Degrassi for bringing the word "rapologize" into my life. If you haven't seen I Want It That Way, pt. 2 yet, watch it now. Spoilers below!
What did you think of Dallas' rapology? (Rewatch it here.) In the past, Dallas seemed to care a lot about his image. Remember how he freaked when Katie kissed Jake on the kiss cam, because he thought it made him look bad? It's hard to forget what he did to the roof garden, or how he stirred up so much trouble at Clare's birthday.
That said, he performed the rapology in front of the whole caf, and he seemed to mean it. How do you feel about him right now? Is Dallas becoming a nicer person? Or do you think he just REALLY wanted to go to the Jay-Z show?
Now, onto the subject of Alli and her pills. When she went over to the Torres house at 2 am, and pounded on the basement door, I reeeeallly wanted her to wake up Mrs. Torres. It would've been another chance for Audra to ask her famous question from Season 10, "Are you high?" After everything Alli has been through, I'm really disappointed in her for taking drugs that stop her from sleeping. I mean what was she thinking? Sleep is the BEST. (Unless you fall asleep at the wheel.) Alli seems like she's completely burned out on high school. I hope she keeps fast-tracking and makes it through, because I don't think she'd be happy to be stuck at Degrassi for another year.
Meanwhile, in Tristan-land... He wasn't doing drugs, but he did mess up his body in a pretty major way. Like I said last week, I have a good friend who tried a cleanse (just like the one Tristan was doing) a few years ago, and she ended up getting really sick from it. Like, the sickest she'd ever been. So if you hear anyone you know talking about a cleanse as if it's a healthy thing, please sit them down, and make them watch this episode. If Tristan wants to be healthier, he's got to listen to Owen (and me, haha) and do it the right way.
I'm glad Imogen/Fiona/Natalie worked out all their drama. And I'm glad we got a peek at Mama Coyne! I hope she's freed from house arrest in time to see Fiona graduate Degrassi.
What did you think of this episode?
- Posted on 11/15/2012 by Lisa
Ready to guess this week's Degrassi quote? This is from tomorrow's new Degrassi episode, "I Want It That Way, pt. 2."
"Is this a booty call?" - ???
So, who's gonna say it? And whom do you think they're talking to? Post your guesses in the comments, and find out if you're right when the episode airs, Friday at 9pm et!
- Posted on 11/11/2012 by Lisa
If you haven't seen "I Want It That Way, pt. 1" yet, watch it online before you read any further. Spoilers below!
Alli and Dave (a.k.a. Bhandurner) or Alli and Dallas (a.k.a. Bhandallas?)
Let's talk about Alli first. Why is a girl who's fast-tracking so she can get to MIT and conduct important cancer research hanging out with a guy who brags about "slow tracking" and "doing a victory lap"? It's like, she's on a fast train to success, and his train is stalled. Let's do a quick poll. Feel free to discuss in the comments:
Now that I think about it, my answer is "Neither." I know she misses Dave, but I don't think she has time for a relationship right now. No guy is going to be cool with it if she always cancels plans or shows up late.
I'm sad that Alli thinks she can solve her problems with a pill. I don't think there is a pill on earth that can help her right now. I think she needs a break for REAL -- one night off isn't going to cut it.
Now, onto the subject of Tristan. I totally related to his experience in yoga class. Some of those poses can be tricky when you're new (or kind of uncoordinated, like me). I think the worst part was that he wasn't honest with Fab. The whole situation would've been much less embarrassing if Tristan had just admitted that he's new to yoga.
Could you see Tristan as an action hero? I like the idea of an action hero who's not all muscley. All of us non-muscled people need someone to look up to! And we already know Eli likes unconventional casting choices... I hope he casts Tristan as the hero.
Seriously though, Tristan's low self-esteem is breaking my heart. I get that he wants the lead in Eli's movie, and that he wants Fab to like him, but I am horrified about the cleanse thing. One of my friends tried something like that a few years ago and she ended up getting the sickest she'd ever been in her life. It was scary. The human body needs actual food, not just weird lemonade.
What did you think about the whole thing with Fiona, Imogen, and Natalie (Imogen's mom)? I get why Imogen's mom is concerned about her hanging out at Fiona's loft. The no-parents thing tends to freak other parents out in a big way. I was weirded out by Fiona's insistence on getting close to Natalie, though. She's dating Imogen, not Imogen's family. I guess every relationship is different, but for me, families don't have much of a role until you've been dating a long time.
I have one last (but important) thing to say about this episode:
Remember when Dallas said "High school is as good as it gets, so why rush it?" In my humble opinion, HE IS VERY, VERY WRONG. I guess we have to remember that for Dallas, high school involves being the captain of the Ice Hounds and being treated like star... but I think even for him, the best days are yet to come.
What did you think of "I Want It That Way, pt. 1"? Don't miss Part 2, Friday at 9pm et!
- Posted on 11/07/2012 by Lisa
Ready to guess this week's Degrassi quote? This is from the next new Degrassi episode, "I Want It That Way, pt. 1."
"To be honest, I have some concerns." - ???
Which Degrassi character do you think is being honest -- and what do you think they're concerned about? Post your guesses in the comments, and find out if you're right when the episode airs, this Friday at 9pm et!
- Posted on 11/03/2012 by Lisa
My-oh-Maya, lots of stuff happened in the latest Degrassi. (If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here. *Spoilers below*)
Maya and Tori's friendship has been complicated since the beginning (Remember when Tori cried in Mr. Simpson's office and convinced Maya to talk to Zig for her?), but this whole pageant thing added another layer of complexity. Tori convinced Maya to do the pageant because she thought it would be good for Maya's self-esteem, but then in this episode, Tori started saying things like "You just aren't the right pretty." That kind of talk can be pretty damaging to a girl's self-esteem.
Of course, Maya wanted to get back at Tori, so she asked Zig to perform with her at the pageant. I keep thinking over everything that happened between Maya and Tori (and Zig) and wondering: Was Maya and Tori's friendship always destined to fall apart? Or do you think they'll get through this and stay friends? I loved the pageant interview scene (rewatch it here), but I feel like if Tori finds out about this kiss, she may freak.
While I'm on the subject of the kiss... Zig seemed to think it meant something. Do you think it did? Do you think he'll break up with Tori?
Meanwhile, in Marisol and Mo's relationship... he's been keeping secrets, she's been invading his privacy and making wild assumptions. I'm glad Marisol finally figured out what lots of sensible people suspected last week: Mo isn't addicted to drugs -- he has diabetes. I understand that he kept it a secret because he wanted Marisol to see him a certain way, but if you were dating him, wouldn't you want to know the truth?
The truth seems to have a way of coming out eventually -- it definitely did for Adam, when he got a bloody nose playing the sport he didn't have permission to play. I was impressed with how well Audra handled it, though. Instead of getting mad that Adam forged her signature, she seemed to understand why he had. When she told Adam "I'm so proud of the man you're becoming," I teared up a little. I'm so proud of the mom Audra is becoming! She seems so much more supportive of Adam than she used to.
One last thought about this episode: Remember when Cam said "I'll try harder," and Maya said "You shouldn't have to try"? A lot of people (like Maya, maybe) seem to think relationships should just be easy... but don't good relationships usually involve a fair amount of work and communication? I feel like it's important to let the people you're dating know what you want/need from them. Who do you think has the strongest relationship on Degrassi right now? I'm torn between Eli and Clare or Drew and Bianca. Both of those couples have been through so much that I feel like they really understand each other.
What did you think of this episode?