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- Posted on 04/05/2013 by Lisa
What did you think of "Zombie, pt. 2," a.k.a. the Degrassi spring finale? Let's talk. If you haven't seen the episode yet, watch it online before you read any further. *Spoilers below.*
I have to start with Maya, because she went through so much in this episode. I'm so not a fan of this Harry guy. When he tried to get her to blow off her audition and make out in the prop closet at school, I was like, "Really, dude?" When she told him about throwing her cello in the dumpster, and he said, "That's so proper," I wanted to take him to the prop closet myself and lock him in there forever. Don't even get me started on "Just go with it." I never want to see this guy again.
I DO want to see lots more of Maya. (Shoutout to Olivia Scriven, the actress who plays Maya, for making that breakdown scene so emotionally intense.) I'm so glad Katie and her mom came home when they did. I think we all knew Maya had been trying to block her feelings out instead of dealing with them, but seeing everything come out at once was so heartbreaking. I hope finally opening up makes it easier for her to move on.
Meanwhile, Zig seems like he wants to be there for Maya, but I was relieved when they had that talk about waiting until she was ready to date. Right now, Zig seems like the anti-Harry, so I'm starting to be OK with the idea of Zaya. Just take it slow, guys. Don't rush me.
The election results are in... Were you surprised that Drew won? I would've voted for Clare, but after the election, when Drew asked her to be his "veep," I realized I like them as a team. They sort of balance each other out, right? I thought one of the cutest moments in this episode was when Drew found Clare crying and tried to comfort her. So awkward! But he gets points for trying.
Connor's attempt to reunite Eli and Clare seems like a failure so far. It's strange to me that Clare was so worried about Eli a few weeks back, and now she feels like her own life is a total mess. I wonder if she would've been more likely to give Eli another chance if he'd had better timing? She was so upset about the election that she probably wasn't thinking clearly. When she told Eli, "We aren't a fairytale," I said "Whut?!?" Clare's always reading romantic fantasy novels, so I figured she'd be first in line for a happily ever after. (If you've seen the promo for the graduation special, I bet you're just as curious as I am about that shot of Eli and the carriage.)
I'm glad that Connor, Jenna, and Alli are getting along again. All it took was knowing how they like their coffee! I just remembered the fight between Connor and Alli back in season 8, when she broke his pencil and he spit on her. Our little gifted kids have grown up so fast. :)
OK. Now let's go watch the promo for "The Time of My Life" again. It gives me chills.
- Posted on 04/03/2013 by Lisa
Hey, Bucket and Skinner fans! Check out these epic pics (Let's call them EPICS! Haha) and gifs from "Epic Copycat."
Never-before-seen episodes of Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures are airing every Wednesday at 9pm et on TeenNick!
- Posted on 03/29/2013 by Lisa
Doesn't Maya make a lovely zombie? Let's talk about the newest Degrassi. I have some questions for you. (If you missed it, watch the full episode online before you read any further. Spoilers below!)
Do you think Zig and Maya should date? I'm torn. I feel like Maya might just be trying to prove that's she's over Cam (But is she really? I'm not so sure). When she asked Zig out, I got the sense that he still feels really guilty and messed up about what happened with Cam. So one hand, I think they'd be a terrible couple, and that the relationship would be a constant reminder of Cam's death. On the other hand, Maya and Zig went through a deeply traumatic experience together, and if they dated, they might relate to each other in a way that other people can't. Either way, they'd probably be a very emotional couple, right?
When Zig rejected Maya, she literally grabbed the next guy she saw and decided to flirt with him instead. (I sigh every time I think about it.) It's understandable that she wants to move on with her life, but I wish she had taken a few days to think about who else she might like, instead of sneaking off to a "senior party." We don't know much about Harry yet, but so far, I feel like Maya is just using him. She seems so self-destructive right now. Don't you just know she's going to regret posting that trashy video on FaceRange? I'm glad Katie and Zig seem worried about her, because I am, too.
Do you think Drew should be student council president? My inner nerd girl thinks Clare would do a better job, but I also understand Dallas' argument that she's "way too serious." I love Clare, but when she said, "This is an important job and you're not smart enough to do it," she sounded so arrogant. No matter who gets elected, it's not like they have to do all the work on their own. They'll have help from the rest of the student council, and I'm sure there are all sorts of guidelines about what they are -- and aren't -- allowed to change. Drew could totally handle it. (Random side note: That scene where Drew accidentally swung Bianca into the wall? So funny.)
I loved Drew's line, "They don't call it a political party for nothing." Oh, Drew. He's definitely more popular than Clare, but do you think everyone who came to his party will vote for him? Or did they just show up for personal reasons, like Maya and Tristan with "Operation: Meet Cute Boys"? Everybody loves free snacks, but the real question is: Who gets your vote? I'm still leaning toward Clare, but she needs to stop insulting Drew. I feel like that kind of thing always backfires.
Meanwhile... Eli and Alli? Hahaha. Connor might be the worst matchmaker we've ever seen on Degrassi. I understand the impulse to set Alli up with someone (the last thing you want in a new relationship is someone else hanging around all the time), but Connor needs to get used to spending time with Alli. She and Jenna are practically sisters, given their current living situation. Alli is single, though, and I can't help wondering... If you could set Alli up with anyone at Degrassi, who would it be? I'm sure you're a better matchmaker than Connor.
And of course, I can't mention Jenna and Connor without saying something nice about them as a couple. I'm so glad that Jenna accepts that Connor is different, and that she likes him anyway. YAY for people who find love, against all odds!
- Posted on 03/28/2013 by Lisa
The next new Degrassi episode, "Zombie, pt. 1" airs Friday at 9pm et -- but you can peek at a few pics now:
Maya looks a little messed up. (Maybe she just needs to brush her hair.)
Dave and Eli look like they're posing for a dramatic selfie.
Maya and this guy are lyin' around wearin' leis. (I like to do that too, sometimes.)
It looks like Clare and Drew are taking life VERY seriously.
Or... maybe only Clare is?
See more sneak peek pics from "Zombie" here and tune in Friday at 9pm et to watch "Zombie, pt. 1" on TeenNick!
- Posted on 03/28/2013 by Lisa
On tonight's episode of House of Anubis, "House of Imposters," somebody isn't who they seem. Got any guesses?
We know Jerome is capable of sneaking around... but how sneaky is he really?
Could Mara be messing with everyone?
Are we going to see Joy's eyes flash red tonight?
Is Willow in waaaaay over her head?
Or has one of these four turned to the dark side?
Tune into House of Anubis tonight at 8:30pm et to find out who the real imposter is. And just a reminder: If you need to catch up, you can watch full episodes of House of Anubis on Nick.com.
- Posted on 03/27/2013 by Lisa
Tonight's new House of Anubis is called "House of Treachery," and these sneak-peek pics make me a little nervous:
Eddie, Alfie, KT, and Fabian look nervous, too.
The talking Froby mannequin really creeps me out, you guys. I'm only putting this pic in the blog so I can stare at it and try to overcome my fears.
Joy, Jerome, and Mara look confused.
Patricia, Alfie, Fabian, and K.T. are staring at me like I'm the treacherous one. (I'm not, I swear!)
Eddie, Patricia, and Alfie look kinda sketched out. Want to know why they're making those faces? Watch House of Anubis at 8:30pm et!
- Posted on 03/27/2013 by Lisa
Never-before-seen episodes of Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures will be airing on TeenNick, starting tonight at 9pm et, and we're celebrating with a big pile of gifs:
Tune in tonight to see "Epic Crush" -- it'll be on right after House of Anubis. Want more Bucket and Skinner? Check out the show site!
- Posted on 03/26/2013 by Lisa
Watch "House of Moonlighting" tonight at 8:30pm et on TeenNick. In the meantime, check out a few pictures from tonight's episode:
Uh oh. Joy doesn't look very joyful.
Harriet looks scared (but then again, she almost always looks scared).
Aww, Jerome looks kind of shy and sweet for once.
Eddie's looking at something. (Maybe it's something creepy?)
And last but definitely not least, Mara's dog is the CUTEST. I think he needs a spinoff show. I want to watch that fluffle-pup solve ancient Egyptian mysteries!
And just a reminder: If you need to catch up, you can watch full episodes of House of Anubis on Nick.com.
- Posted on 03/22/2013 by Lisa
Let's talk about tonight's Degrassi. (If you missed it, watch the full episode online before you read any further.)
Still traumatized by the break-in, Fiona is desperate to feel safe in her own home. The first scene, where Bianca and Drew tried to teach her some basic self-defense was scary, because Fiona looked like she was frozen in fear. She couldn't fight back, even in a practice situation, so what's gonna happen if the robber comes back?
I understand why Fiona went to the gun shop -- she's still really freaked out about the break in, and she wants to be prepared if anything like that ever happens again. But as the guy at the gun range said to her, "Buying a gun isn't like buying a new pair of shoes." Buying a gun on a whim when you're scared and stressed out? Not a good idea, Fiona! What if an accident happens or the gun is stolen and ends up in the wrong hands?
When she decided to find a gun on her own, I wish I could've been there to stop her. In her efforts to feel safe, she ended up putting herself in an even more dangerous situation -- and getting really hurt. Tonight's Degrassi lesson: Don't do business with random guys in dark alleys. It won't end well.
Let's talk about Dallas being a dad. He tells Drew, "Every time I tell a girl that I have a kid, they run off." I get why girls react that way, and why he'd be nervous about talking to Alli about it. Babies are a huge responsibility, even for adults, and taking care of a baby while you're in high school is a huge deal. And of course, a baby with allergies is even more work, because you have to be so careful all the time. At least in Rocky's case, it seems like he has two parents who really care about him. Dallas may not have been around much in the past, but it seems like he's ready to try. I'm curious though... what do you think will happen if he ever has to choose between Rocky and hockey? (That rhyme was totally unintentional, haha.)
I felt so bad for Zig during the French Club scene, when he sang that song without realizing what it was about. (But hey, now we'll never forget the French word for "kiss" right? Bisou, bisou, bisou!) The fact that the teacher thought Zig was flirting with her is so embarrassing. Zig's friend Damon seems to see himself as a tough guy, so I really appreciated when he gave Zig the "You're a good man" talk. Zig seems like he's getting his head in a better place, though. The time travel assignment he wrote for class seems like a good start.
When Maya asked Zig and Damon if they'd be background zombies for Eli's film, I bet I'm not the only one that said "I will!" at my TV. I wish we all could be background zombies. :)
What did you guys think about tonight's episode? Got any comments?
- Posted on 03/21/2013 by Lisa
A new House of Anubis, "House of Surprise," premieres tonight at 8:30pm et. Want a peek at some pics?
Ooh, what's Eddie looking at?
Did Alfie and K.T. get caught?
What's Joy up to?
Why does Jerome look so serious?
And what's Victor working on?
Watch "House of Surprise" tonight! If you need to catch up on the last few episodes, head over to Nick.com.