• The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Declan!

    Posted on 12/23/2010 by Lisa
    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    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.

    Heeeeey, Declan.

    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?

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Drew!

    Posted on 12/22/2010 by Lisa
    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    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.

    Oooh. Drew.

    What are your all-time favorite Drew scenes? Favorite Drew quotes? Favorite Drew hats?

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: K.C.!

    Posted on 12/21/2010 by Lisa
    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    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.

    Does K.C. stand for Kinda Cute?

    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.

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Sav!

    Posted on 12/20/2010 by Mary

    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    Day 8 (more like day GREAT) is dedicated to the guy who stole our hearts, and the student council presidency (arguably)...

    ♥Sav♥!

    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.

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Adam!

    Posted on 12/19/2010 by Mary

    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    Day 7 is upon us, and it's time to celebrate...

    ♥Adam♥!

    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...

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Connor!

    Posted on 12/18/2010 by Lisa
    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    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.

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Riley!

    Posted on 12/17/2010 by Lisa
    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    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.

  • 12 Boys of Degrassi: Dave

    Posted on 12/16/2010 by Mary

    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    Today's 4th Boy of Degrassi is...

    ♥Dave Turner♥.

    Perhaps he won't be able to win the love of a girl until he truly loves himself. But let's count the reasons he really should love himself:

    1) Always makes us laugh -- and even got Alli to relax a little about her social status when they manned the refreshments table.
    2) Obviously fearless. Not everyone would go pantsless in front of the entire media immersion class.
    3) Is clearly a total romantic; remember that look in his eyes when he was around Alli?
    4) Is... learning to be a good friend. Thanks to Wesley.
    5) And was undoubtedly the most memorable aspect of the Big D Dance Crew (woooo!).

    You can also watch more Dave clips and episodes here in the Degrassi Dave playlist. What was your favorite Dave Turner moment? And am I the only one who really really really hopes he meets a nice girl next season?

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Wesley!

    Posted on 12/15/2010 by Lisa
    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    It's Day 3 of the Degrassi Boys celebration, time to celebrate...

    ♥Wesley♥!

    Anya described Wesley as "the type of guy that girls love." He's super-sweet, he's not fake, and if you win him at a bachelor auction, he'll save up his allowance till he can afford to rent a limo for your date. He's THAT nice.

    My favorite things about Wesley are that he's a really good friend (I still can't believe he forgave Dave after the taser incident) and he's really funny. Exhibit A: His election-themed rap:

    I love this Wesley quote from when Drew's trying to teach him about girls:

    Drew: "If you wanna impress Anya so she'll bid on you at the bachelor auction you're gonna need one thing."
    Wesley: "A bowtie!"

    What are your favorite Wesley moments, quotes, or election-themed rap lyrics? Post them in the comments. And check out our full Wesley Playlist for more chuckle-worthy and cringe-worthy Wesley videos.

    Oh, Wesley. You are proof that a boy can be awkward and awesome at the same time.

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Peter!

    Posted on 12/14/2010 by Mary

    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    Day 2 of our celebration of the spirit of Degrassi Boys brings us....

    ♥Peter♥!

    Though he first came into our lives as the spoiled son-of-a-principal who showed everyone Manny's boobs and was preeetty much responsible for Sean going to jail, Peter has redeemed himself in fits and starts over the years. There was that time he emotionally supported Darcy through the aftermath of her rape, the way he was there for Emma when she struggled with an eating disorder... and of course, what one could argue was his most impressive act of selflessness: standing by Riley and keeping a secret after Riley misunderstood their friendship and tried to kiss him.

    Plus there was that whole thing where he met his little sister and kissed her little baby head:

    Look at him kiss that baby's head! He's such a sweet little baby-head-kisser! It's not fair that Peter kept losing girlfriends to other continents (and meth habits), but it's always nice to see him looking so contented and sage-like behind the counter at the Dot.

    What was your favorite Peter moment, quote, or button-down shirt? Drop it in the comments! And you can also check out our full Peter Playlist with a bounty of Peter-y episodes and clips. Enjoy!