• Degrassi Sneak Peek Pics: DiMarco's Back!

    Posted on 03/14/2011 by Mary

    Johnny DiMarco's back on this week's Degrassi

    DIMARCO!

    He's back, and he's got a soul patch. And he's sitting in front of a computer screen. And Holly J looks really, really not good (no offense Holly J!) and Wesley... I would definitely like to see your guesses as to what Wesley is up to.

    Click here for all this week's Sneak Peek pics!

  • Degrassi: Everybody Loves Zane

    Posted on 03/13/2011 by Mary

    Over on the boards, eliisagod asks:

    "Is there anyone that hates Zane? Because I simply can't think of any reason why someone would."

    I can't either, eliisagod. But it'll be interesting to see if anyone comes up with anything...

    Zane from Degrassi
    Everybody Loves Zane from Degrassi

  • When It Comes to Romance, Is Less More?

    Posted on 03/12/2011 by Mary

    Hands up, who here can relate with Piper's Gigantic dilemma with Peter: "Let's limit the romantic gestures... I want it to mean more."

    Piper and Peter on TeenNick's Gigantic
    Piper and Peter on TeenNick's Gigantic

    Are you the kind of person who can't get enough of romantic gestures? The more sweet texts and red roses and teddy bears the better?

    Or do you prefer romance in small, meaningful doses?

    Orrrr... does it depend on who's doling out the romance?

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic

    Posted on 03/11/2011 by Mary

    Here you go! All of this week's Degrassi songs (including commentary from the music supervisors about why they chose those songs for those scenes -- all the quotes in italics) and Gigantic

    Mark Boone music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "The Sky Is Breaking Up Jim" by Mark Boone
    From the scene in Morty, when Eli cries.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This was one of those songs that we thought just might be crazy enough to work. The vocals, lyrics and structure are unlike anything we'd heard before, and it appeared on our radar only days before the scene was cut, without us searching for it or needing to look for it. The sky broke up for Eli, and it's as if the song was written for him."

    "The Only Way" by Clare Burson
    Clare walks in on Eli sitting alone in a classroom, looking bummed.
    "Here we've established a creepy, uncertain, wavering mood, and it plays so well over Eli's morbid glances and Clare's wandering mind. The song delivers the exact emotion the actors are portraying."

    "God Keep Our Hands Clean" by FemBots
    From when Clare finds about a million emails from Fitz in her inbox.
    "Degrassi barely ever talks about God, so when this scene came along, and with Fitz being so crazy and all, we were really happy to have known the FemBots. The song was perfect, but too perfect, so we didn't feature the obvious chorus. Go listen to it for yourself and you'll understand."

    "Amazing" by The Red Directors
    It's playing in the background at the Dot when Clare confronts Fitz.
    "The pleasant tones of this song earned it a smooth background use here, but this story is really about this brand new, yet unknown band that deserves new fans such as you. Check them out."

    "Daydreaming" by Dark Dark Dark
    From when Sav and Mr. Bhandari drive around looking for Alli.
    "One of the most emotional moments in season 10, the search for Alli in a torrential downpour, in a lonely, gloomy city. This entire episode is blooming cinematography, but this particular marriage of music to picture blew us away, and left us in gasps every time we watched it."

    The Right Coast music on TeenNick's Gigantic

    1. "This Is Now" by The Right Coast, from their self-released EP.
    2. "Shadows of Tall Buildings" by Gabriel Mann
    3. "I'm on Top" by Kanary Diamonds
    4. and "Realize" by Sink to Sea
    5. You can hear samples of all four songs over on the Gigantic page.

  • Degrassi OMG: Stalker Angel... Eep?

    Posted on 03/11/2011 by Mary

    What do you think of the new ending Eli wrote for "Stalker Angel"? Are you comfortable just calling it poetic license or... would you be feeling a little shaky if you were Clare?

  • Degrassi: Jesus, Etc., pt 2 - Let's Break It Down

    Posted on 03/11/2011 by Mary

    THERE ARE SPOILERS DOWN THERE! DON'T LOOK until you've watched the full episode here. Once yr caught up... we need to talk RIGHT NOW.

    Sav and Holly J on Degrassi: Jesus, Etc. pt. 2

    1) Critical line from Fitz tonight: "What I did was wrong, and I've changed. Eli never will and you know that." I have several questions:
    a) Will Eli ever change (as in get over his temper, his grudge-holding, his pessimism about human nature)?
    b) Should Eli ever change? Is he perfect as is or does he have some things to work on? In your opinion?
    c) Has Fitz changed? Do you buy his conversion? Would you date him, or be cool with a friend of yours dating him?

    2) Do you think religion is something that a couple (like Eli and Clare) can agree to disagree about, or is it the kind of thing you NEED to be on the same wavelength about?

    3) Do you guys think Jenna and KC will make good parents? Which Teen Mom couple do you think they'd be most like?

    4) Does Sav get his "Good Big Brother" badge back yet? You guys... I'm really scared for Alli. She's in such a vulnerable emotional state, not to mention being physically vulnerable out there... so many people might try to take advantage of her. It's stressing me out.

  • Watch the first scene of Friday's Degrassi right now!

    Posted on 03/10/2011 by Mary

    Remember all that vicious stuff Sav said to Alli? Yeah. So does Alli, apparently.

    In general, do you think Alli deserves the "drama queen" rep she seems to have with her family? Or is her life genuinely just that dramatic?

  • The '90s Are All That on TeenNick

    Posted on 03/10/2011 by Mary

    You know how you guys are always saying you wish we'd show old '90s shows like All That, The Amanda Show, Pete and Pete?

    Well... I don't know if you saw this article in EW yet but... we have good news.

    TeenNick has big things planned for you... a nice, comfy programming block stuffed with retro '90s goodies. The line-up and start date and all those details aren't carved in stone yet but, it's certainly conceivable that shows like All That, The Amanda Show and The Adventures of Pete and Pete would show up in the mix.

    Full details to come when things ARE carved in stone.

    Chris Farley and Keenan Thompson on All That... coming back soon to TeenNick
    Chris Farley visits Keenan Thompson on All That... coming back soon to TeenNick

  • Munro Chambers Interview! Is Eli Goth-ish?

    Posted on 03/09/2011 by Mary

    Check this vintage interview with Munro Chambers behind the scenes at his photo shoot. He tries to describe Eli's style and comes up with: "really dark... Gothic... in a way?"

    It's not easy to label Eli, nor is there really any point to doing so, BUT, I'm bored so: if you had had had to describe Eli Goldsworthy's style, what would you call it?

    I'm going with "Timberlake meets Psychobilly."

    Munro Chambers as Eli on Degrassi -- would you say he's goth?
    Munro Chambers as Eli Goldsworthy on Degrassi

  • Overheard on Friday's Degrassi...

    Posted on 03/08/2011 by Mary

    "Great, just... try not to kill me, k?" -- ???

    Who do you think is going to say it? More importantly, who are they instructing not to kill them? Place your bets in the comments...