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- Posted on 04/19/2013 by Lisa
This week, we asked you to vote for your favorite Degrassi episode about friendship, and we posted the winner online for Fan Favorite Friday. "My Body Is a Cage" won by a ton of votes! Want to watch Eli and Clare support Adam as he comes out as transgender? We put the full episode online.
If you've never seen "My Body Is a Cage," this is the episode that won Degrassi a Peabody Award (which is a really big deal). It's also one of my all-time favorite Degrassi episodes, so I'm glad you guys voted for us to put it online.
Watching Adam struggle to make peace with his family, his friends, and his own body makes me teary-eyed, but one of my absolute favorite moments in this episode is when he tells Clare and Eli (two of his closest friends at Degrassi) about being transgender. Their response, which is basically, "OK, cool," makes me love THEM so much more, too.
Next week, we'll put up a new poll and post a different winner online, so go watch My Body Is a Cage now!
- Posted on 04/17/2013 by Lisa
We're putting a friendship-themed episode of Degrassi online on Friday -- VOTE for the one you wanna see! A few of the contenders are below:
On Degrassi, friends are the people who keep your secrets (like when Holly J caught Jane cheating on Spinner with Declan).
Friends don't care what gender you were born... they care what you're like as a person:
Your closest friend can become your worst enemy (especially if you're both running for president, and she wants to fight dirty).
And of course, friends are always willing to do embarrassing things with you in public.
Degrassi has so many good friendships!! Check out the Facebook Poll to see more options. We'll check the winner on Friday afternoon and put that episode online for Fan Favorite Friday.
- Posted on 10/19/2012 by Lisa
Oh, my Beckdam heart. Let's talk about tonight's Degrassi. (If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here. *Spoilers below*)
Becky and Adam like each other a lot, and I really, really wanted their relationship to work. I'm so mad at Becky's parents right now -- and so glad this episode aired on Spirit Day, since it's such a good example of how close-minded and judgmental people can be. The Bakers seem like intelligent, caring people, but the way they treated Adam when they found out he's transgender broke my heart. (Rewatch that scene here.) I hope they come around, because this storyline is starting to feel Romeo & Juliet-ish, and I just can't handle that. Beckdam have dealt with enough. I want some happiness for them -- and soon. I don't want to make you cry, but I'm going to post a screenshot from that final scene:
I can't even imagine what Becky's going through. It's an impossibly hard choice. One on side, she has her family, whom she's always been super-close to, and her faith. On the other side, she has Adam, the one guy who makes her heart happy. That's got to be so hard, because no matter what she decides, she's going to end up sad. And what kind of "therapy" are her parents sending her to? I am starting to cry again just thinking about it. I'm going to change the subject before I get tears all over my keyboard.
Drew and Bianca are getting MARRIED! For realsies!! I'm glad that Bianca explained to Drew that she needs him to pay for the Vegas tickets. At first I was like "Where is Fiona getting $3000?!?" Like I said in last week's post, I think Bianca and Drew's marriage might actually work, but I know I'm in the minority there. Yes, they're young, but they've been through SO much, and they really love each other. (Sigh. I'm still thinking about Adam and Becky no matter how hard I try to move on.)
Let's talk about Eli's short films. Most of my good friends at NYU were in the film program, so I've seen a lot of student-made short films in my day. Eli's first project might be the worst one I've ever seen. Life tip: Don't do drugs. (I'm sure the Degrassi team had fun making the short films for this episode, though.) I'm glad Eli got a second chance, because his next project, about his relationship with Clare, was almost TOO GOOD. I loved it. It made me tear up.
One last little note: I love WhisperHug, and I'm so glad Becky got them to perform at the fundraiser. I hope they someday put out an album, and I hope it's for sale in the real world.
p.s. I am still thinking about Becky and Adam. I just want to hug them both so hard.
- Posted on 10/12/2012 by Lisa
Degrassi's back, Degrassi's back! Tonight's episode had so many good Degrassi moments. (If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here before you read any further.)
I love that the episode begins with Becky talking to Jenna about how she's "ready for a fresh start." We all are, Becky! Yay for fresh starts and fresh new episodes of Degrassi!
Let's talk about Adam and Becky. Has the Degrassi fandom agreed on a couple name yet? I was leaning toward Adecky, because it's fun to say, but I've also seen people using Beckam and Beckdam... what's it gonna be? Share your preference in the comments, please. I love these two and hope I'll get to talk about them A LOT this season, so I need to know what to call them.
At the beginning of the episode, Becky seemed to be trying way too hard to get Adam to like her, but how cute was that mall montage? (Rewatch it here!) It made me want a life full of love and french fries. That fry-throwing scene... Oh, my heart. Sigh. :)
My only concern here involves the words "secret boyfriend." I feel like secrets have a way of getting out, and it usually happens at the worst possible time.
When Becky invited Adam over to dinner, I think I was more nervous than either of them. (Oh, by the way, that book Adam was reading when Becky called? Survival by Margaret Atwood. I'm a book nerd, so I paused it to check, haha. I'm guessing this one might be homework-related, and not a just-for-fun book, but who knows?) Rewatch Adam's dinner at the Bakers' here. How are you feeling about Adam and Becky right now?
Now, let's talk about Eli. He's verrrry excited about going to NYU, isn't he? I really hope he gets in -- and not just because I went there. I worry how he'll react if he gets a rejection letter. If I could talk to him (or anyone who's that obsessed with going to a particular college), I'd remind him that even if he doesn't get in on the first try, he can go somewhere else and try to transfer later. Also: In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter much where you go to college, as long as you go somewhere... but I doubt Eli wants to hear that right now.
When Eli was struggling for film ideas, I was like, "Whoa, he is trying way too hard." (He and Becky both need to relax -- and I don't mean Jake's way.) When Jake suggested that Eli smoke pot before making his film, I was both surprised and annoyed. I miss the Jake that was so worried about Clare when she moved in with the sketchy pot farmers. I miss the Jake that cares about recycling and the environment, and builds a green roof at Degrassi. I'm an environmentalist, too, and I feel like he's making environmentalists look bad. Get it together, Jake. And get it together, Eli!
And of course, let's talk about Drew, Bianca, and Mrs. Torres. I understand why Audra thinks they're too young to get married. If normal high school kids announced their engagement, I'd probably be just as skeptical as she is. But Drew and Bianca aren't exactly normal -- despite their young age, they've both dealt with some seriously grown-up stuff. I feel like getting married could be a good thing for them. I hope Audra comes around.
So... what did YOU think of "Building a Mystery, pt. 1"? (And don't forget to tell me your favorite Adam/Becky couple name!)
- Posted on 10/08/2012 by Lisa
Have you watched this sneak peek from Friday's new Degrassi, where Luke offers Becky some unsolicited advice about Adam?
I may have actually growled a bit when Luke called Adam "that Adam person." I'm an Adam fan. I'm not a fan of "that Luke person." (That's what I'm going to call him from now on.)
"Building a Mystery, pt. 1" premieres Friday at 9pm et on TeenNick!!
If Becky asked you for advice right now, what would you tell her?
- Posted on 08/16/2012 by Lisa
What did you think of Adam and Becky's discussion in science class on last night's episode? You can watch that scene again right here, if you want:
"The stuff you say makes people think it's OK to bully kids who are gay or transgender or different in any way." - Adam
I feel like that's such a powerful argument against homophobia/transphobia. Do you think it's powerful enough to reach Becky, though?
- Posted on 04/20/2012 by Lisa
I met up with Jordy Todosey while she was in L.A. for the Degrassi Party, and we talked about playing Adam on Degrassi, Tumblr, and secret admirers. Check it out:
I love Adam as a character, and I know some of the episodes you've worked on have won a bunch of awards, which is amazing. What does it feel like to play Adam?
Jordy: It's such an honor, especially when I hear people talking about how much Adam has helped them. I've really fallen in love with Adam.
I feel like the fans have too. I know I have. It's hard to be anybody in high school, but being transgender in high school sounds even harder. (At this point, I checked my laptop to be sure our talk was recording.)
Jordy: Is that Tumblr? Oh, it's not. I just thought if you had Tumblr up, I want to see it.
Haha, I have a Tumblr, but it's not up. I'm fascinated by how active the Degrassi cast is online. Do you feel a lot of support from the fans?
Jordy: I love the people I talk to on Tumblr. Most of them are such sweet people and so inspiring, and if one person says something mean to a cast member, all the other people are like "No, no, no. That's not true!"
Iain from Epitome (he was in the room with us during the interview): One thing you might not know is that at the Emmy Awards, Jordy got to meet Chaz Bono.
Oh, no way! That's awesome.
Jordy: It was really cool. I mean, it was short, we just talked for a bit. With anybody, you have eyes on you, but imagine that many eyes on you. No matter what you do, there are going to be people who like it and don't, and when you're in the eyes of the public, everything is judged. I think Chaz is just so brave, and I think a lot of people can look up to him, including myself.
So, is there anything you're secretly hoping happens with Adam in the future?
Jordy: Of course, I want him to find love... or some kind of cute relationship...
You just want Adam to get a Tumblr!
Jordy: (laughs) Adam becomes a serious blogger! I'd be like "Yaaay!" That'd be fun. Also, my mom and I have been cooking a lot lately, and we thought it would be cool if Adam starting cooking... it's such a feminine thing, but also such a masculine thing, so that'd be kind of fun... And he has the radio show, which is good. I just hope he finds some kind of a relationship, and maybe more good friends... Eli's a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.
Munro was telling me that he really wants to see the Misfits again, and I was like "The fans do, too!"
Jordy: I know, but the Eclare thing messed it all up. Relationships... (laughs)
Speaking of relationships, do you have any experience with secret admirer stuff? I feel like if someone sent me a note like that... I mean, it's a compliment, but I'd also be a little creeped out, like "I don't know who this person is, I don't know if I want their attention."
Jordy: I think the whole secret admirer thing is so cute. I'm doing home school now, but when I was in high school, I had a relationship with somebody, and on Valentine's Day, I put notes in his locker. I had him go around the school and find notes, and then it l led to my locker, and I gave him a kiss and a hug.
Aww! Was he happy that it was you? Do you think he knew it was you?
Jordy: I think he knew. If it wasn't, it would've been a little weird, since he was supposed to be in a relationship with me at the time! We were already kind of seeing each other.
Oh, right! So, what else are you're excited about right now, besides Degrassi?
Jordy: I'm working on some of my music, which is kinda cool. I'm a singer-songwriter.
I didn't know you did music! That's awesome! My girl-crush on you just got a little bigger.
Jordy: (laughs) I have a song that I did a while back that was really rough, I just recorded it in my basement... but I finished recording it in a studio, and did it professionally -- it's legit! So I'm really happy about that, and hopefully I'm gonna come out with an EP kind of thing, like a three song album.
That's so cool. Do you think Adam could ever have a musical career?
Jordy: Well, it'd be a little hard seeing as I sound like a girl when I sing, but maybe he could take up piano or guitar.
Well, whatever happens with Adam, I'll be watching. Thanks so much for talking to me and for being awesome in general.
Jordy: Thank you!
- Posted on 04/12/2012 by Lisa
I love this sneak peek, because it features a song from the very first cassette tape I ever bought with my own money! (The song is "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams.)
Do you see a future for Dave and Alli? Or are they better off moving on and going their separate ways?
- Posted on 12/15/2011 by Lisa
Here's another sneak peek picture from the new episodes of Degrassi coming in 2012!
Why do you think Tori and Adam are looking so smiley?
- Posted on 09/01/2011 by Mary
SPOILERS FOR THE LATENIKS. DON'T READ UNTIL YOU'VE DONE YOUR DEGRASSI DUTY AND WATHCHED THE FINALE. NO SERIOUSLY. GO AWAY.
SO! That happened!
Uhhhh, where to begin?
1) How much did it hurt your heart to hear Adam crying out in pain like that? How are you holding up? Let's process our emotions together.
2) Riley and Zane? Totally getting back together in college. Amiright?
3) Bianca? With the Drew and the phone and the shaking? OmGGGG. That was one for the ages. Alicia can act her li'l BUTT off.
4) I'm just gonna come out and say it. What do you think the future prognosis is for Drew and Katie vs. Drew and Bianca?
5) I'm just gonna come out and say it again. E-Clare? Not done yet? Tender moment? Which Eli didn't even mess up his handling of? Sparkles?
6) Not to mention uh, I don't know if you happened to see this teaser for what's coming this fall but uh..........