• Degrassi OMG: Jenna vs. KC

    Posted on 04/16/2011 by Mary

    "This isn't about cravings and playlists, KC. This is REAL!"

    Do you think Jenna was right to go off on KC, or is she being too hard on him?

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic

    Posted on 04/15/2011 by Mary

    Tons of great info on all of this week's Degrassi songs from their music supervisor! Check it out... (his quotes in italics).

    Kopek music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Sin City " by Kopek
    From Eli's scene out in the abandoned church with Julia's picture.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This gritty rock track was begging for Eli to take out his shotgun. Another superb Eli moment, we're wondering what he's up to, and whether he really means to pull the trigger or not. 'Sin City' blows away all his reasoning, and we're left with the beast inside - and we're left wondering if Clare is next. "

    "Amazing" by The Red Directors
    From that first scene, as Eli goes to the bookstore to pick up his copy of Gothic Tales.
    "The Red Directors had just started writing songs as a band when we found them. We had actually used this song in the background of episode 1038, and the editors and producers loved it so much they decided it was worth a superb feature use. The song's vibe and inspiration is perfect for Eli, his excitement, accomplishment, sheer joy! "

    "This Kind of Love" by Latch Key Kid
    The song Clare likes because it's "happy, like springtime."
    "This musical moment went through some rigmarole, but in the end this song fit perfectly with what was happening. We are big fans of Latch Key Kid and we're really happy he's such a good fit with the show. Go back and listen to his track in the Degrassi Takes Manhattan special!"

    "Heart of Gold" by You Say Party! We Say Die!
    From the E-Clare "I think we need a breather" scene.
    "We've been big fans of You Say Party! for a long while, then we realized their tracks would be perfect in the show, especially for such an emotional moment. The entire XXXX album (and the subsequent remixes) deserve to be heard - check out the whole album! "

    Jonathan Clay music on TeenNick's Gigantic

    • "Get You Out" by Jonathan Clay
    • "Time to Wake Up" by Carly Patterson

    You can hear samples of both songs over on the Gigantic page.

  • Show us your Degrassi!

    Posted on 04/15/2011 by Mary

    Next Friday, 4/22 (Earth Day!) is the season finale of Degrassi, and it's a doozy. Time to celebrate with...

    Degrassi Spirit Week

    Next week, here in the blog, we'll have new ways to celebrate Degrassi every day as we count down to the season finale.

    In fact we can start it off right now...

    Day 1 of Degrassi Spirit Week Spring 2011 issss... SHOW US YOUR DEGRASSI!

    Degrassi Spirit Week! Take a picture of yourself dressed up as a Degrassi character; you and your friends acting out a critical scene; your Degrassi-covered bedroom walls or locker door; your Degrassi fan art... anything you can take a picture of that shows your Degrassi love, we want to see it!

    Upload it to your TeenNick profile, and (IMPORTANT!) put a comment on this blog so we'll know to go look for it!

    We'll post a bunch of them in the blog next week as Degrassi Spirit Week rolls on!

    There, now you have no excuse to be bored this weekend... the possibilities are endless.

  • Degrassi: Drop the World, pt. 1 - Let's Talk.

    Posted on 04/15/2011 by Mary

    SPOILERS UNDERNEATH ME! Click here to watch Part 1 of Degrassi: In Too Deep "Drop the World", but if you're all watched up... let's talk about break-ups, bylines, the relativity of weirdness, and school dances.

    Eli Goldsworthy is not amused.
    Eli Goldsworthy is not amused.

    1) Cast your votes. School dances, balloons, and banal top 40: "trivial" per Eli, or "fun" per Clare?

    2) So, the things Eli was doing at the top of the episode... like giving Clare a byline on "Stalker Angel" without asking her, asking her mom for permission to take her to the goth lit con before confirming Clare wants to go... I've noticed that some people think he was being weird and pushy and overstepping his bounds, and others think he was being sweet and romantic. I can see how those actions can play out either way, mostly depending on the general vibe Clare was feeling toward him at the moment. I wonder: before the shotgun scene, did you think Eli was being creepy or sweet, AND, before this episode were you a member of the Eli Goldsworthy Estrogen Army or... not that into him?

    3) I'm pretty worried about Eli at this point. You? And what do you think Clare should do about it all?

    4) Sally J! Over! Who else is mourning this? I'm genuinely bummed. I liked her better with Sav than with Declan... (I'm on Team "I Think Declan Is Kind of Self-Centered and I'm Still Pissed about What Happened When He Came Back for the Drama Awards"). Are you pro-Sav, pro-Declan, or pro-Holly J just on her own, doing her own thing?

    5) Dude, break-ups are the worst. For the dumpee and the dumper both. The way Holly J tried to kamikaze the relationship to avoid having to dump him... so human. Have you ever been dumped or dumped someone? How'd you handle it?

  • Watch the First Scene of Friday's Degrassi

    Posted on 04/14/2011 by Mary

    OK. Here's one of the many things I find interesting about this scene. Aside from Eli's intensity and Clare's starting to feel a little... smothered-y...

    If Eli were dating someone other than Clare, I can easily see a less self-assured girlfriend being like, "Oh uh, OK, I guess we'll do your version of life and I'll skip the dance that I actually kind of wanted to go to because you think it's trivial. Maybe you're right? Maybe balloons are banal? I don't know."

    But then again... I can't see Eli dating that kind of girl anyway. The reason he likes Clare is the same reason she's able to say, "If you're not interested, don't come."

    How about you... are you comfortable standing up for the things you want to do, even when your friends or bf/gfs make fun of them?

  • Degrassi Quizzes = So Informative!

    Posted on 04/13/2011 by Lisa

    How much can three Degrassi quizzes teach me about myself? Hmm. Let's see.

    Are You Falling Out of Love?I took the Degrassi-inspired "Are You Falling Out of Love?" quiz and found out that I'm NOT falling out of love! Yay for love.

    Which Degrassi Dork Are You? Then I took the "Which Degrassi Dork Are You?" quiz and found out that I'm Clare. Yay for Clare!

    Who's Your Degrassi Girl Crush?That's when things got a little weird... I took the "Who's Your Degrassi Girl Crush?" quiz, and found out that I have a girl crush on Clare. Wait -- the last quiz told me I am Clare. Does that mean I have a girl crush on myself? (If so, I prefer to think of it as self-confidence.)

    Have you taken these quizzes? What did you get?

  • Degrassi Interview: Aislinn Paul (aka Clare)!

    Posted on 04/13/2011 by Mary

    Between shooting Degrassi and going to school, does Aislinn have any time to... you know... date? TeenNick asked her behind the scenes at her photo shoot:

    I know Aislinn has a packed Degrassi shooting schedule, plus school, plus dance classes, plus active twitter maintenance, plus somehow found time to hand-paint stripes on her bedroom walls... but she seems like she's holding it all together. It probably helps that she loves all of those things.

    Anyone out there feel like you're too overscheduled to have a social life? Unload in the comments...

  • Overheard on Friday's Degrassi...

    Posted on 04/12/2011 by Mary

    "Why do you even like me?" - ???

    Which Degrassian is fishing for compliments... or ARE they fishing for compliments? We'll find out the whole context on Friday, but until then, we can always shoot our mouths off in the comments.

  • Sneak Peek Pictures of Degrassi: Drop the World pt 1!

    Posted on 04/11/2011 by Mary

    Eli Goldsworthy hanging out on Morty's hood in Degrassi: In Too Deep, Drop the World pt. 1
    Eli Goldsworthy hanging out on Morty's hood in Degrassi: In Too Deep, Drop the World pt. 1

    Only two more episodes left in Degrassi: In Too Deep... Drop the World, pts. 1 & 2. And they're both MAJOR.

    Click here to check out all the sneak peek pictures of this Friday's episode in the new flipbook!

    Are you ready to find out what happens? What are your predictions?

  • Gigantic OMG: FIGHT! FIGHT!

    Posted on 04/10/2011 by Mary

    I suppose turning the other cheek when randos come up and hurl insults at you is part of the job of being Hollywood Royalty. Which makes it sound like one of the worst jobs ever. Looks like this week, the Moores and Katins were a li'l tired of cheek-turning.

    Highlights of this scene:
    - Getting to see Finn (attempt to) throw a punch.
    - Piper's elegantly laissez faire approach to fisticuffs.
    - And Joey the peacemaker completely losing his cool.

    Have you ever been in the middle of a huge fight breaking out? Tell us the story in the comments!