Blog | degrassi breakdown

  • This Week in Degrassi: Let's Review.

    Posted on 07/30/2010 by Mary

    Friday night = catch up night -- if you missed any eps this week or just want to treat yourself to two hours of uninterrupted, gently-used Degrassi, 9pm et is where it's at. Man, a lot happened this week... Zane trying out for football was only four days ago! So let's review:

    Riley and Zane:Think they'll last? What do you forecast for them?

    Riley: Do you think he'll come out in high school, or wait 'til college?

    Alli: That desperate bid for the social life of her dreams was odd, but... does she actually have a point about needing more friends? Clare is always hyper-busy (and will probably disappear onto Love Island with Eli soon); Dave has a crush on her which is fine but... that can be really hard on a friendship. She might have more in common with Connor and Wesley than she cares to admit, but I can also see how she would want some people around her that she has more in common with. I don't know, what do you guys think?

    Alli and Drew: Can she tame him?

    KC: Are you happy about him reuniting with his mom? What's your take on her?

    Clare and Eli: Squeee! Oh also, I clipped this little snippet from a Degrassi script for you... it's Clare's writing assignment about her parents fighting.

    We need to talk is a line that every kid dreads. But you know what's worse? Waiting for it.

  • OMG: You GO Zane.

    Posted on 07/26/2010 by Mary

    Zane asks Owen if he wants to go shopping for yoga pants. There is nothing more satisfying than watching Zane basically tell Owen that Zane is rubber and Owen is glue, etc. -- except with so much more wit and style.

    (Click here to watch it again.)

    I heart seeing people stand up to homophobia, bullies, and anyone who's hiding their fear beneath a veneer of meanness. Can we clone Zane and unleash him on the world?

    For real, do you know anyone this awesome in real life?

  • Random Hotness: Luke Bilyk (Drew on Degrassi)

    Posted on 07/24/2010 by Lisa

    This Random Hotness goes out by request to OMJmelissa, who said "Post a pic of Luke for me please! I fell for him HARD!" I couldn't decide which Drew picture to post, so here's a selection:

    Drew, the Panther!

    Drew, smiling.

    Drew with a football.

    Which photo is your favorite?

  • OMG CLARE! BADASS!

    Posted on 07/23/2010 by Mary

    Wait can we talk about Clare's most badassest moment evar from tonight's Degrassi? First, let's relive the magic by watching it again, and again, and again.

    Now. How badass was that? Let me count the ways:

    Clare Edwards, Degrassi badass, tells Jenna off. 1) My hand to God, when she said "Neither am I Jenna...", I thought she was gonna say "Jackass." But not Clare! Clare is too classy for that! That is how badass she is... she told someone off thoroughly without using ANY BAD WORDS!

    2) "If I wanted KC back, I wouldn't need fake boobs to get him." Ooooooooh, burn Jenna!

    3) "They can think what they want." DEAR WORLD: CLARE EDWARDS HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO PROVE TO ANYONE. TEAM CLARE! TEAM CLARE!

  • Degrassi Breakdown: "Keep on Loving You"

    Posted on 05/21/2010 by Mary

    SPOILERS BELOOOOOOOOOW if you haven't watched the Degrassi season finale yet but everyone else... let's bond.

    1) Yo. This might have been hormonal but... I cried. Every time Declan and Holly J looked at each other and you could tell how much they genuinely love each other... I died inside. I love love. Anyone else a sop like me?

    2) Also, score one for Holly J for teaching us all what a little patience and flexibility can do in a relationship -- I totally thought this was headed in a "Holly J is going to get her heart trampled" direction and instead, it was "Holly J is going to get what she wants by being tender, instead of being a hard-ass." What did you think was going to happen?

    3) How much would it freak you out if your bf/gf had to kiss someone else for a play? 'Cause I feel like it wouldn't bother me in the slightest, but maybe that's 'cause I've never had to actually see it happen.

    4) How many "L bombs" have you dropped -- in a relationship situation, not a friends one. And how did it go?

    5) Regardless of how you feel about Jenna, you gotta admit she can sing, right?

    6) Dude. Chantay probably did already have the germs. That's what I was thinking too!

    7) Uhh... did anyone see that Shark in the Water video? The carnival? With all the Degrassi people? Interesting.

  • Degrassi Breakdown: "In Your Eyes"

    Posted on 05/14/2010 by Mary

    EEEEEEEEE!! Lots to talk about from tonight's episode... though of course, if you haven't watched yet, this whole thing will be SPOILERSSSSSSS so go away! As for the rest of us...

    1) Oh my GOD! When Riley was like, giggling because Anya said "you have a crush on Zane"... I swear It MELTED MY HEART! And then when he and Zane made plans for coffee... was I the only one jumping up and down in my chair going "Riley has a date! Riley has a date!"?

    2) I was so scared he wasn't going to kiss him! And then when he did and he smiled... I don't think we've ever even SEEN Riley's smile before that. I didn't even realize how much I loved him as a character until I felt so overjoyed for him.

    3) Curious... what would happen if (or did happen when) one of the biggest jocks at your school came out?

    4) Clare! Dude! Clare is strong like the Hulk! I almost can't believe she didn't fall for K.C.'s "everything was better when we were together" line. Could you be that strong?

    5) Jenna Middleton: not winning any fans tonight, I'm guessing. I used to try to give her the benefit of the doubt and think she was at least Real and fun, though flawed... but tonight she came off straight up shady, right? I know Jenn a has some fans out there... are any of you having second thoughts about her at this point?

  • Degrassi Breakdown: "Innocent When You Dream"

    Posted on 05/07/2010 by Mary

    SPOILERS! BELOW! DO NOT READ unless you've already watched the episode OK? If your eyeballs slip, I'm sorry.

    Everyone else... we have much to discuss.

    1) I feel like Declan handled Clare um, kissing his neck (out of nowhere) pretty amazingly suavely. Most people have a hard time even handling people they're not into having a crush on them. Could you be that cool if someone you didn't really see in that way was acting so ga-ga over you? < /p>

    1b) Also, I think I might be starting to totally love Holly J. So, so big sisterly of her.

    2) I find it interesting that Clare's feelings of guilt about her perfectly normal feelings toward Declan turned her right back into "judgy Clare." It's like she's judging herself, and then she turned it out wards onto Alli... what did you guys think of that whole interaction?

    3) Have you ever had um "dreams" about someone you know that you were like "Whoa, what? Really? That person?" I know I have. I've heard that it's not really about the person in real life, it's just what they stand for in your mind. But that doesn't make it less freaky to wake up from one of those!

    4) So, now Sav is going to make cat videos for a hobby? Whatever it takes... but dude needs a new crush. Who should be next for Sav?

    5) So... real talk... do you think Anya really is a manipulative and dishonest person, and that Sav is right to be so pissed off at her?

    6) Ahhh, Seven Minutes in Heaven. I had my first kiss during a game of Seven Minutes. What's your kissing game history?

  • Degrassi Breakdown: "Start Me Up"

    Posted on 04/30/2010 by Mary

    SPOILERS BELOW! SKIP THIS if you haven't watched the new Degrassi episode!

    Otherwise, let's dish:

    1) GO PETER! Doing the right thing, taking care of business! It's about time! Did you think he had it in him?

    2) Peter's so right, every town needs cool all-ages place to see shows and hang out. Too many places are 18+ an 21+ even though it's the under-18s who love music the MOST. Do you have a place to go for all-ages music? (Oh wait, look... if you're not sure, check this directory of all-ages venues across the country! So psyched this exists!)

    3) I want Tuscany to change my life :( Have you ever traveled anywhere interesting?

    4) I love that Clare bought a black bra just to have, just for her own private knowledge. I wonder if Mrs. Edwards will freak, haha. What's your parents' stance on sexy underwear for someone your age?

    5) You know, one of the things that sucks the most about high school is that if you ever have a break-up, you're probably going to have to see your ex and their new bf/gf in action all the time. Once you're out of school, it's so much easier to avoid that visual. Have you ever had to watch an ex indulge in PDA with your replacement?

  • Degrassi Breakdown: "Holiday Road"

    Posted on 04/23/2010 by Mary

    POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW! Those who haven't seen the latest Degrassi episode yet, go watch it, and skip this 'til you have.

    Everyone else:

    1. How often do you ride your bike? (Emma's got a point... zero emissions; plus cheaper than a car; plus you don't need a license; plus it's good for the butt.)
    2. Are you a food-sharer or not? (Like do you mind someone else dipping their used fork into your food, or does that gross you out?)
    3. On a date, how do YOU think the check should be worked out: split 50/50; each pay exactly what they owe; whoever asked pays; guy always pays; or girl always pays?
    4. Have you ever seen a friend (or semi-friend) do a total overshare online, and quietly cringed for them? Where do you draw the line at what you'll say on facebook or wherever?
    5. In Europe, a lot of students take a "gap year" between high school and college -- to travel, save money, whatever. And research shows that students who take a gap year do better in college because they're more in tune with WHY they're in school. Would you want to do that... and do you think your parents would go for it?

  • Degrassi Breakdown: "Heart Like Mine, pt. 2"

    Posted on 04/16/2010 by Mary

    SPOILERS BELOW... but if you saw the latest Degrassi episode, let's dish.

    1) It just occurred to me: Jenna's only real friends were Alli and Clare who basically hate her now; and K.C. barely has friends either. They are marooned on relationship island, and is it me or is it already tense on like, day 2? What' s going to happen with them?

    2) Fiona has issues. What was with that licking the coffee cup?

    3) Though, I did go "Aww" when Declan said "When you're not happy, I'm not happy." Are you that close to your brother(s) or sister(s)?

    4) Alli seems to want Clare to be more mad at K.C. than Clare actually is. She looked like she kinda wanted to be there for him when she realized he was going through such a hard time. Is that just the heartbreak talking, or do you think they can be real friends after what happened?