History Series / Degrassi

6th Apr '18 6:18:15 PM zephyran
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This show is notable for a few reasons. The show is one of the few exceptions to DawsonCasting; the teenage characters are almost all played by actual teenagers, and they're very good actors, lately coming to the series with [[OnlySoManyCanadianActors years of experience in other TV productions, often alongside each other]]. And despite the famed {{Anvilicious}}-ness of the show, some of the lessons taught by the show [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped are]] ''[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped really]]'' [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped important for the teenage audience]]. The show is usually cited as one of the few "earnest" {{Teen Drama}}s and the show has won a Peabody in 2011 for the portrayal of Adam, the first regular [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]] character in the history of teen television. It's also one of the few teen dramas to be nominated for an Emmy two years in a row (in 2011 and 2012). It also has a very teenage morality -- meaning that a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop is as common as a straight one.

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This show is notable for a few reasons. The show is one of the few exceptions to DawsonCasting; the teenage characters are almost all played by actual teenagers, and they're very good actors, lately coming to the series with [[OnlySoManyCanadianActors years of experience in other TV productions, often alongside each other]]. And despite the famed {{Anvilicious}}-ness of the show, some of the lessons taught by the show [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped are]] ''[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped really]]'' [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped important for the teenage audience]]. The show is usually cited as one of the few "earnest" {{Teen Drama}}s and the show has won a Peabody in 2011 for the portrayal of Adam, the first regular [[{{Transsexual}} [[{{Transgender}} transgender]] character in the history of teen television. It's also one of the few teen dramas to be nominated for an Emmy two years in a row (in 2011 and 2012). It also has a very teenage morality -- meaning that a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop is as common as a straight one.



* {{Transsexual}} Adam was actually born ''Gracie''.
** Adam "Gracie" Torres is the first teenage transsexual character to be depicted on scripted television.

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* {{Transsexual}} {{Transgender}} Adam was actually born ''Gracie''.
** Adam "Gracie" Torres is the first teenage transsexual transgender character to be depicted on scripted television.
5th Apr '18 2:43:34 PM hytheandhaven
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** Craig- bipolar and an orphan!
5th Apr '18 2:29:06 PM hytheandhaven
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** Alex, in the Degrassi Mini where she's [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday totally not homophobic.]]
4th Apr '18 9:01:32 PM hytheandhaven
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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Sean. Granted, the only guy in canon is Marco. Still, Marco, Emma, Manny, Paige, and Ashley all make some unambiguous romantic overtures toward Sean.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Sean. Granted, the only guy in canon is Marco. Still, Marco, Emma, Liberty, Manny, Paige, and Ashley all make some unambiguous romantic overtures toward Sean.
4th Apr '18 8:26:54 PM hytheandhaven
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** Craig. From the moment he appears, his father is shown abusing him. The first episode showing him living with his setpfather ends with his stepfather losing all trust for him. He later gets a girl pregnant, loses her baby, gets diagnosed bipolar I, runs away from home, gets beaten up by a hobo, loses his CAN$4,000 dollar guitar to said hobo, loses his girlfriend, gains an addiction to crack, and is revealed to be an addict in front of a large crowd.

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** Craig. From the moment he appears, his father is shown abusing him. The first episode showing him living with his setpfather ends with his stepfather losing all trust for him. He later gets a girl pregnant, loses her baby, gets diagnosed bipolar I, runs away from home, gets beaten up by a hobo, loses his CAN$4,000 dollar guitar to said hobo, loses his girlfriend, gains an addiction to crack, cocaine, and is revealed to be an addict in front of a large crowd.
4th Apr '18 8:25:29 PM hytheandhaven
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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler: J.T., Darcy (the first time), Maya, and Zoe]].

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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler: Craig, J.T., Darcy (the first time), Ellie, Maya, and Zoe]].
17th Mar '18 10:33:04 PM nombretomado
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** One particularly {{egregious}} example was in ''Degrassi Takes Manhattan'', when Jay was telling Spinner that Emma wouldn't screw him over like Jane did. [[SarcasmMode Because Emma never cheated on anybody]]. It's especially perplexing that Jay would talk Emma up like this, because a few years ago, she ''prostituted'' herself to him. For rubber bracelets.

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** One particularly {{egregious}} {{JustForFun/egregious}} example was in ''Degrassi Takes Manhattan'', when Jay was telling Spinner that Emma wouldn't screw him over like Jane did. [[SarcasmMode Because Emma never cheated on anybody]]. It's especially perplexing that Jay would talk Emma up like this, because a few years ago, she ''prostituted'' herself to him. For rubber bracelets.



** Craig was ''very'' prominent in season two (and the first example of this), and soon his drama overwhelmed everyone else. The most {{egregious}} example: Liberty ''giving birth'' was actually reduced to an extremely short B-plot in favor of yet another Craig episode.

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** Craig was ''very'' prominent in season two (and the first example of this), and soon his drama overwhelmed everyone else. The most {{egregious}} {{JustForFun/egregious}} example: Liberty ''giving birth'' was actually reduced to an extremely short B-plot in favor of yet another Craig episode.
21st Feb '18 9:39:15 PM whisperhugscoundrel
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*TitleDrop: "It's not just my house. It's '''our house'''."
3rd Feb '18 1:13:42 PM nombretomado
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The ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise began in 1979 with the mini-series ''Series/TheKidsOfDegrassiStreet'', and has gone through [[Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh several]] [[Series/DegrassiHigh incarnations]] since then. This series, ''Degrassi: The Next Generation'' (known as simply [[OfficiallyShortenedTitle ''Degrassi'']] from seasons 10-14), premiered in 2001, with the some of the kid actors from the 1980s show reprising their roles as adults. The show is produced by Epitome Pictures and aired in Canada by Creator/{{CTV}} (2001-09), [[UsefulNotes/CanadianMultichannelNetworks MuchMusic]] (2010-2013), and [[Creator/{{MTV}} MTV Canada]] (2013-2015). In the U.S, it has aired on Creator/TeenNick (formerly The N) from 2002 to 2015. After 14 seasons, ''The Next Generation'' was cancelled, but after Creator/DHXMedia bought Epitome, Creator/FamilyChannel and {{Netflix}} continued the story with ''Degrassi: Next Class'' in 2016.

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The ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise began in 1979 with the mini-series ''Series/TheKidsOfDegrassiStreet'', and has gone through [[Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh several]] [[Series/DegrassiHigh incarnations]] since then. This series, ''Degrassi: The Next Generation'' (known as simply [[OfficiallyShortenedTitle ''Degrassi'']] from seasons 10-14), premiered in 2001, with the some of the kid actors from the 1980s show reprising their roles as adults. The show is produced by Epitome Pictures and aired in Canada by Creator/{{CTV}} (2001-09), [[UsefulNotes/CanadianMultichannelNetworks MuchMusic]] (2010-2013), and [[Creator/{{MTV}} MTV Canada]] (2013-2015). In the U.S, it has aired on Creator/TeenNick (formerly The N) from 2002 to 2015. After 14 seasons, ''The Next Generation'' was cancelled, but after Creator/DHXMedia bought Epitome, Creator/FamilyChannel and {{Netflix}} Creator/{{Netflix}} continued the story with ''Degrassi: Next Class'' in 2016.
17th Jan '18 4:25:43 AM whisperhugscoundrel
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** Clare gives one to Holly when she makes fun of her for being caught with a vibrator in her bag (that wasn't even hers).

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** Clare gives one to Holly J when she makes fun of her for being caught with a vibrator in her bag (that wasn't even hers).
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