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  • Happy Earth Day, Everybody!

    Posted on 04/22/2013 by Lisa

    It's Earth Day, and we're celebrating by appreciating nature and the romantic moments it creates. Like this one:

    I can really relate to what Katie says about how working in the garden has helped her. Nature is the best. Whenever I'm stressed or sad, the best thing I can do for my brain is take a hike or sit by the ocean and watch the waves.

    This planet is good for us, so let's be good back to it, OK? (And not just on Earth Day, of course.)

    Maybe if we're lucky, someday we'll all get to experience a Jatie-like moment where our hands touch around a l'il baby plant:

    Happy Earth Day!

  • Degrassi: What's the best bestie episode?

    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).
    Jane and Holly J

    Friends don't care what gender you were born... they care what you're like as a person:
    Dave and Adam

    Your closest friend can become your worst enemy (especially if you're both running for president, and she wants to fight dirty).
    Katie and Marisol

    And of course, friends are always willing to do embarrassing things with you in public.
    Tori and Tristan

    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.

  • Degrassi Sneak Peek: Zombie, pt. 2

    Posted on 04/02/2013 by Lisa

    So... does Maya regret posting that make-out video online? Watch the first scene of Friday's Degrassi, "Zombie, pt. 2," to find out. (If you missed "Zombie, pt. 1," you can watch the full episode online.)

    Prediction time: Do you think Katie's going to end up telling their parents about the video?

  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: Ray of Light, pt. 2

    Posted on 03/08/2013 by Lisa

    What did you think of the newest Degrassi episode, "Ray of Light, pt. 2"? If you missed it, watch it here before you read any further.

    I feel like so much happened during this episode, and it made me cry at least three times. Below are my thoughts on the latest Degrassi storylines. Please share yours in the comments!

    Eli in the shower
    So much happened with Eli! I got all stressed out on his behalf during his NYU interview. (I went to NYU, but I never had to do an interview like that, because I transferred in.) When he talked to the interviewers about being bipolar, I was proud of him for being so honest -- and I loved when the interviewer lady complimented Romeo & Jules. I think Eli would like living in New York City as much as I did, so I'm going to be so disappointed if NYU finds out he took MDMA, showered in the girls' locker room, ran through the school naked, and hugged the principal (still naked).

    The first time I cried was during the aftermath of that scene, in Simpson's office. I started tearing up when Mr. Simpson told Eli about the heartbreaking thing they have in common. And when Eli told Bullfrog, "Last year, it coulda been me in that greenhouse," I was a mess. It seems so unfair (and so realistic) that some people get help in time and some don't.

    Clare
    Later in the episode, when Eli told Clare, "Cam's not the problem. You are." I surprised myself by not crying. I think I was too shocked to cry. I never expected Eli to be so harsh to Clare. Yes, she was being pushy to get him to talk about his feelings, but I wish he could've found a nicer way to say that he needed time alone. Clare looked SO hurt when she was sitting in the window at the end of the episode. (I have a feeling I'm not the only one who felt a sudden urge to hug my TV.)

    Connor and Jenna
    So much happened with Connor and Jenna. Jenna and Connor had plans for a second date, but then Becky tried to get Jenna to date Luke instead (What a terrible idea!!), and then Connor punched Luke, and it seemed like Connor and Jenna were probably over... until Jenna told Connor, "I had more fun on our one date than any other date I've ever been on." When I heard that line, I totally started crying again. I never in a million years thought I would like Connor and Jenna together as much as I do. They make me want to build a cardboard space capsule in my living room. : )

    Katie and Jake
    And so much happened with Katie and Jake. I am so glad that Katie decided to talk to the therapist, because it really seemed to help. I don't think trying to tear the garden blockade down was her smartest idea ever, but maybe all she and Jake really needed was detention together? It gave her a chance to really apologize, and it seemed like he was ready to hear it. When Katie said "You were the best boyfriend I ever had, and you didn't deserve what I did to you," I started crying AGAIN. And when Jake pulled out that flyer about the soccer coach job, I was so happy to realize that he'd been thinking about her, too.

    I'm glad Katie decided to go for it, because the scene where she kicked a soccer ball around with Maya, a.k.a. "Chicken Little," was so cute.

    Watching the video yearbook
    Of course, the video yearbook made me tear up. (You can watch that video online right here.) I'm a sucker for nostalgia!

    This felt like such a life-changing episode for so many people. I really liked Ray of Light (except for the Eclare pain), even though it made me cry a whole bucket of tears. What did you think? Did you cry a lot at this one?

  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: Ray of Light, pt. 1

    Posted on 03/04/2013 by Lisa

    Let's talk about Friday's Degrassi! If you haven't seen "Ray of Light, pt. 1" yet, watch it here. *Spoilers Below*

    Friday on Degrassi, Eli went to a party, Maya went on stage, and Connor took Jenna to space. SPACE!

    Eli at the paint party
    I understand why everyone's worried about Eli. Clare and his other friends are only trying to protect him, but by trying so hard not to upset him, they're only making things even worse for Eli. I appreciated when the psychologist told Eli he doesn't have to talk about it if that's not helpful for him. I wish Eli could've found a way to make it clear to Clare ("clear to Clare," that's fun to say, haha) that what he needed most was a fun date with her. I love Clare, but in this episode, her big concerned eyes were starting to stress me out.

    I know Eli really needed a distraction, but MDMA seems like a dumb choice. I wish he could've just gone to the party and painted. I don't care if it sounds dorky -- creative projects always help me feel better. (I understand that the video yearbook is a creative project, too, but that one is so tied up in memories of Cam.) By the way, I saw a lot of Talia hate online after Friday's episode. I don't hate her, but I do wish she hadn't offered Eli drugs. *Sigh*

    Oh, Katie.
    Will Jake and Katie get back together? I'm thinking no. Marisol's attempt to reunite Jake and Katie made me sigh, too. I think anyone who has ever been a part of an awesome foursome of couple-friends understands the impulse, but the reality is: Eventually, it's gonna end. Crying about it just makes it harder for everyone to move on with their lives.

    I don't think Katie's in any shape to be dating anyone right now. What happened in Vegas definitely didn't stay there for her. She seems so messed up over the choices she made on that trip. When she tried to "protect" Maya at Little Miss Steaks, she's lucky that manager guy didn't call the police. She assaulted him! Not cool, Katie.

    Jenna + Connor = Love?!
    Meanwhile, Jenna and Connor? I didn't see that one coming (except, you know, in the promos, haha). At first, she looked so reluctant to go on a date with him, but maybe it's good that she had low expectations, because it left room for her to be pleasantly surprised. That date with Connor is one she'll remember forever, and sharing a first kiss in space? Seriously cute. I feel like Jenna has enough life experience to appreciate what Connor has to offer. I hope this actually becomes a thing.

    What did you think of this episode?

  • Chloe and Luke Play Hard.

    Posted on 03/02/2012 by Lisa

    Chloe Rose (Katie) and Luke Bilyk (Drew) played a lot of soccer on the set of "Can't Tell Me Nothing, pt. 1." Here's a behind the scenes video:

  • Degrassi Sneak Peek: "Can't Tell Me Nothing, pt. 1"

    Posted on 03/01/2012 by Lisa

    Watch the first scene from Friday's Degrassi right here!

    Did I say "Eeeeew!" the first time I saw that clip? Yes. Yes, I did.

  • Degrassi Sneak Pic: Merry Krew-smas!

    Posted on 12/19/2011 by Lisa


    Check out how cute and happy Katie and Drew look in this pic:

    Katie and Drew

    I kinda wish I could stick a big holiday bow on them for real.

    Are you rooting for Krew or Drianca when Degrassi returns?

    See all the Degrassi holiday pics.

  • We gift-wrapped some Degrassi drama for you.

    Posted on 12/13/2011 by Lisa


    Here's another sneak peek pic from the new season!

    Drew, Katie, Owen & Fiona
    Drew's shirt matches the ribbon -- it's almost like he knew we'd turn this photo into a holiday gift for you.

    What do you think is going on in the picture?

    p.s. Don't forget... we're showing the 'Tis the Season to Degrassi marathon every night this week, starting at 9pm et!

  • Who wants more pics from Degrassi: Nowhere to Run?

    Posted on 11/15/2011 by Lisa

    You guys seemed pretty psyched about the Degrassi pictures I posted last week, so here are a few more...

    Degrassi: Nowhere to Run. Marisol at the cabin.
    THIS is how Marisol dresses to hang out in the woods? I hope she's wearing bug spray.

    Degrassi: Nowhere to Run. Alli at the cabin.
    At least Alli brought an air mattress. (Is every air mattress ever made that army green color? I'd rather have a pink one.)

    Degrassi: Nowhere to Run. Katie and Drew at the cabin.
    I'm proud of Katie for wearing mismatched clothes and her hair in braids. This is how you dress for the woods, Marisol!

    Degrassi: Nowhere to Run. Jake at the cabin.
    If this were a horror movie, that cooler would be full of body parts!!! Just sayin'.

    What are you doing on Friday? Because I heard there's a party going on at Jake's cabin... Degrassi: Nowhere to Run. TeenNick. Friday. 9pm et.

    p.s. Have you seen this Nowhere to Run flipbook? It's got even MORE photos!