History YMMV / Degrassi

19th May '17 10:16:40 PM nombretomado
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* FanNickname: The Candy Bandits came from BoycottTheCaf; The Breaking Point stuck despite [[WordOfGod Stephen Stohn's]] repeated [[{{Twitter}} tweets]] that the second half of season 10 [[YouKeepUsingThatWord isn't officially called that]].

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* FanNickname: The Candy Bandits came from BoycottTheCaf; The Breaking Point stuck despite [[WordOfGod Stephen Stohn's]] repeated [[{{Twitter}} [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweets]] that the second half of season 10 [[YouKeepUsingThatWord isn't officially called that]].
18th Apr '17 3:32:16 PM caseymarie23
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* {{Characterization Marches On}}: In Next Class, some of the character's personalities differ from TNG.
** It's a bit jarring that Shay sent nudes for money, bullied Arlene for being geeky, and made a move on a taken man compared to her characterization in Next Class, where she is the nerdiest girl aside from Yael, and very shy about boys and sex.
** Tiny is much more of a {{Nice Guy}} compared to his characterization in TNG.
** Grace looses her savvy {{Trickster Mentor}} persona in Next Class, appearing much more withdrawn and passive.
14th Apr '17 6:20:10 PM MagBas
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** Drew Torres. The writers have a tendency to treat him as a GaryStu. He has shown various narcissistic tendencies, which the creators nonchalantly brush off as mild foolishness. He kicked off his run on Degrassi by blackmailing another character by threatening to out him to the entire school, a possibility the character had shown to be quite afraid of, all because he wanted to be the school quarterback. Later on, he dated Zoe and remarkably forgot that Zoe was three years younger than him and was not old enough to give him her consent for sex. This did not stop him. He later acted surprised when she told him she was a virgin, even though he himself did not lose his virginity until he was seventeen. To add on to the horrible things Drew has done, he has cheated on every girlfriend he has had, the first being Alli, and in a later block, begins to date the person he cheated with. He later abandons this girl the one time she truly needs him, and gets another girlfriend. He eventually cheats on this girlfriend with his past girlfriend, then breaks up with the earlier girlfriend to get together with the past girlfriend, only to cheat on her with said girlfriend. So basically, he can't hold a good relationship if his life depended on it. And despite having emotionally damaged four girls in his short time on Degrassi, Drew somehow manages to become the leading male of season 13.

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** Drew Torres. The writers have a tendency to treat him as a GaryStu. He has shown various narcissistic tendencies, which the creators nonchalantly brush off as mild foolishness. He kicked off his run on Degrassi by blackmailing another character by threatening to out him to the entire school, a possibility the character had shown to be quite afraid of, all because he wanted to be the school quarterback. Later on, he dated Zoe and remarkably forgot that Zoe was three years younger than him and was not old enough to give him her consent for sex. This did not stop him. He later acted surprised when she told him she was a virgin, even though he himself did not lose his virginity until he was seventeen. To add on to the horrible things Drew has done, he has cheated on every girlfriend he has had, the first being Alli, and in a later block, begins to date the person he cheated with. He later abandons this girl the one time she truly needs him, and gets another girlfriend. He eventually cheats on this girlfriend with his past girlfriend, then breaks up with the earlier girlfriend to get together with the past girlfriend, only to cheat on her with said girlfriend. So basically, he can't hold a good relationship if his life depended on it. And despite having emotionally damaged four girls in his short time on Degrassi, Drew somehow manages to become the leading male of season 13.
7th Apr '17 2:27:56 PM owlnoelsword96
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** In an early season thirteen episode, Tristan and Zoë argue over whose "team" Miles plays for. In season one Degrassi Next Class, Miles runs for school president with the campaign slogan "[[BiTheWay I play for all teams!]]"
** At one point, Tristan tells Miles that Zoë has never been good with boys- [[LipstickLesbian turns out there's a good reason why.]]
16th Mar '17 5:06:11 AM whisperhugscoundrel
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** Zig and Tiny tease Maya at the beginning of season 14 about Maya "turning Miles gay". Cut to Next Class and Zig is Zoe's sexual encounter with a man before coming out as a lesbian.

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** Zig and Tiny tease Maya at the beginning of season 14 about Maya "turning Miles gay". Cut to Next Class and Zig is Zoe's last sexual encounter with a man before coming out as a lesbian.
16th Mar '17 5:05:37 AM whisperhugscoundrel
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** Zig and Tiny tease Maya at the beginning of season 14 about Maya "turning Miles gay". Cut to Next Class and Zig is Zoe's sexual encounter with a man before coming out as a lesbian.
7th Mar '17 1:48:31 PM nekonaito
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* ItWasHisSled: Almost everyone knows at this point that JT dies.
4th Mar '17 2:20:23 PM pyramidjerry333
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** Speaking against [[PortmanteauCoupleNaming EClare]] in ANY way became blasphemy in the world of fandom LONG before Eli was ever featured in an episode.
*** At a recent cast party (the one in Montclair), the entire room booed every time Jake was mentioned-- except for when Clare [[spoiler: told him she wasn't ready for sex, setting up for their eventual breakup]]. It got to the point where Munro Chambers, the actor who played Eli, basically yelled at the fans to shut up (mostly because [[RealLifeSubtext the actor who plays Jake is his real life best friend.]]

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** Speaking against [[PortmanteauCoupleNaming [[FanNickname EClare]] in ANY way became blasphemy in the world of fandom LONG before Eli was ever featured in an episode.
*** At a recent cast party (the one in Montclair), the entire room booed every time Jake was mentioned-- except for when Clare [[spoiler: told him she wasn't ready for sex, setting up for their eventual breakup]]. It got to the point where Munro Chambers, the actor who played Eli, basically yelled at the fans to shut up (mostly because [[RealLifeSubtext [[RealitySubtext the actor who plays Jake is his real life best friend.]]
4th Mar '17 2:18:45 PM pyramidjerry333
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** Then there's Mr./Principal Simpson. As a teacher, fans of the show often poked fun for his treatment of his students. He wasn't "too strict", or "too kind"... well he was, but at random and completely unexpected times. He thought Principal Raditch was being too strict when he gave Hazel, Toby, and Jimmy Saturday detention, even though Toby and Jimmy hacked into the school computer system to change Jimmy's grades. A few seasons later, he's so strict that he continuously punishes Darcy for things she has no control over. Now imagine that as a principal. Once he is promoted, he starts off letting his students get away with everything, but when things reach a boiling point, he becomes far more strict. Eventually, he cools down, but becomes both too liberal and too strict just like before. He doesn't punish Eli for taking drugs and streaking through the Degrassi hallways, and doesn't do a thing when Zoe cyber bullies Maya (even though this is ground for expulsion), however, he punishes MAYA when she writes a mean song about Zoe. He lets Winston get away with protesting the school dance in an attempt to harass Drew, however, he punishes Imogen for forgetting to wear a bra to school. This goes without mentioning his apparent sexist treatment of the students. He forces the female students who acted "inappropriately" at the school's Vegas dance to attend a self-esteem workshop, whilst failing to hold the males students to the same standard. This comes as extremely odd considering the fact that his own step-daughter is one of the biggest feminists this show has ever had. And for this treatment, he has somehow become the only character to appear in every season of the Degrassi franchise (however, his appearances in later seasons are significantly reduced, appearing in only two episodes of the 10-episode season 3 of ''The Next Class'').

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** Then there's Mr./Principal Simpson. As a teacher, fans of the show often poked fun for his treatment of his students. He wasn't "too strict", or "too kind"... well he was, but at random and completely unexpected times. He thought Principal Raditch was being too strict when he gave Hazel, Toby, and Jimmy Saturday detention, even though Toby and Jimmy hacked into the school computer system to change Jimmy's grades. A few seasons later, he's so strict that he continuously punishes Darcy for things she has no control over. Now imagine that as a principal. Once he is promoted, he starts off letting his students get away with everything, but when things reach a boiling point, he becomes far more strict. Eventually, he cools down, but becomes both too liberal and too strict just like before. He doesn't punish Eli for taking drugs and streaking through the Degrassi hallways, and doesn't do a thing when Zoe cyber bullies Maya (even though this is ground for expulsion), however, he punishes MAYA when she writes a mean song about Zoe. He lets Winston get away with protesting the school dance in an attempt to harass Drew, however, he punishes Imogen for forgetting to wear a bra to school. This goes without mentioning his apparent sexist treatment of the students. He forces the female students who acted "inappropriately" at the school's Vegas dance to attend a self-esteem workshop, whilst failing to hold the males students to the same standard. This comes as extremely odd considering the fact that his own step-daughter is one of the biggest feminists this show has ever had. And for this treatment, he has somehow become the only character to appear in every season of the Degrassi franchise (however, his appearances in later seasons are significantly reduced, appearing in only two just ''seven'' episodes of the 10-episode season 3 the, as of spring 2017, ''30'' episodes of ''The Next Class'').
4th Mar '17 2:14:58 PM pyramidjerry333
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* {{Narm}}:
** The most prominent example is Rick pushing Terri and she falls and her head hits a rock. This can be as devastating as the show projects, but because RealityIsUnrealistic it falls here and gets more narmtastic. She actually hits cinder blocks; in the middle of the park. To top it all off, before he pushed her, Rick was kicking the ground; it even got a FanNickname, "baby-kicks".
** "Are we gonna party? I think I need another bracelet."
** "I'm gay. I'm totally, totally gay."
** "I'm just a big, stupid loser."
** "You're a robot, Liberty. A walking, talking computer." Judging from that flat, wooden delivery, Mia must be one too.
** "YOU TOLD ME TO PLAY '''''BASKETBALL!!!!!!'''''"
** "My dad used to yell at me!"
** Clare's entire [[{{Melodrama}} "DID YOU EVER LOVE ME AT ALL!?"]] speech to Eli in ''Lovegame'', [[StockPhrases on]] [[ClicheStorm so]] [[ItsAllAboutMe many]] [[TookALevelInJerkass levels...]]
*** And before that, there was Eli's meltdown in ''Drop the World'': "YOU RIPPED MY HEART OUT!"
** After Riley consults a man on how to "cure" his homosexuality, he tells Fiona about it at school. Fiona responds negatively, and says something along the lines of "Riley, you can't cure being gay" Riley in turn SHOUTS back with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6RwYvcugBE "TOO BAD YOU CAN'T CURE BITCH!"]].
** Also, in "Accidents Will Happen", up until the part where she tells her mother about her pregnancy, Manny's reaction to it is seen as this. She's supposed to be upset and on the verge of tears, yet her "upset" face somehow resembles a smile. Even at the part where Ashley vengefully announces her pregnancy to the cafeteria, she displays the same "I think I'm going to laugh" expression. The next scene has her crying in the bathroom where she hears [[AlphaBitch Paige]] talk about her with Terri, which has its own {{Narm}} qualities:
-->''Look, I like Manny, but this has to be the most [[BuffySpeak loserish]] thing she's ever done. She's going to be somebody's MOM. She's ruined her life, and quite possibly her figure, [[MoodWhiplash but that's a nice lip color you have there. What is that called?]]''
** And let's not forget Craig and his weird mantras and other behavior. His destroying the hotel room, screaming to clear his head and laughing at his father's ''[[spoiler: funeral]]'' best display this:
-->''I messed up again. And again. And again! AND AGAIN!''
-->''What, so I can go home, and dad can, uh...?''
-->''I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! How many times do I have to say it?''
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