History YMMV / Degrassi

22nd Aug '17 4:01:09 PM caseymarie23
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* EasilyForgiven: Peter is probably the worst case; Emma wanted to date him despite him committing a sex crime her BEST FRIEND was the victim of, Darcy dated him after he set her up with an online predator.
4th Aug '17 7:57:27 PM whisperhugscoundrel
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** Zig and Maya definitely qualified during their time on the show. Stephen Stohn later confirmed them as endgame.
2nd Aug '17 12:07:30 AM MegaJ
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** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Even so, some of the lessons (such as the senselessness of teen violence, rape, abuse, and sex) need to be delivered.
** It's much more educationally-oriented than most {{Teen Drama}}s, if not as painfully obviously so as the old Degrassi; Linda Schuyler, after all, started as a classroom teacher who wasn't satisfied with the filmstrips then available and decided to make her own. This has positive effects (boys are considered part of the audience they're trying to reach, not a PeripheryDemographic, so guy stuff is taken seriously) and negative ones (sometimes it feels like every episode is a VerySpecialEpisode).

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** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Even so, some of the lessons (such as the senselessness of teen violence, rape, abuse, and sex) need to be delivered.
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delivered. It's much more educationally-oriented than most {{Teen Drama}}s, if not as painfully obviously so as the old Degrassi; Linda Schuyler, after all, started as a classroom teacher who wasn't satisfied with the filmstrips then available and decided to make her own. This has positive effects (boys are considered part of the audience they're trying to reach, not a PeripheryDemographic, so guy stuff is taken seriously) and negative ones (sometimes it feels like every episode is a VerySpecialEpisode).VerySpecialEpisode).
** The school shooting in general. The messages are clear: 1) The senseless of violence, especially amongst young people 2) '''NO ONE''' deserves to be bullied and two wrongs don't make a right, and 3) Never underestimate the power of an apology. It saved Paige's life.
** LBGT teens and their relationships are treated with the same depth as their straight counterparts, and each character usually goes through a ComingOutStory which highlights their struggles for acceptance and love. The message that LBGT teens are human and have feelings (not to mention can also be young) is a message that is not usually seen in children's/teen's programming, but a good message nonetheless.
** ''DegrassiNextClass'' continues the tradition. Despite being buzzwords and rallying points for the "un-PC" movement, the show makes sure to educate that safe spaces and triggers are valid and real. Maya's depression is exacerbated by tragic, violent news stories that she eventually has to avoid in order to get better.
** Also it makes the point about the rigidity of gender roles and how damaging it can be those those who don't conform; see LipstickLesbian Zoe, the genderfluid Yael and even StraightGay Riley back in season 8.
24th Jul '17 10:38:59 PM 4everMagic
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** [[spolier: Winston after Zoe came out to him.]]

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** [[spolier: [[spoiler: Winston after Zoe came out to him.]]
24th Jul '17 10:37:44 PM 4everMagic
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** [[spolier. Winston after Zoe came out to him.]]

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** [[spolier. [[spolier: Winston after Zoe came out to him.]]
24th Jul '17 10:31:09 PM 4everMagic
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** Esme. [[spoiler: Fans either find her a sympathetic character dealing with untreated mental illness while others think her mental illness doesn't excuse her behaviour.]]

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** Esme. [[spoiler: Fans either Some fans find her a sympathetic character dealing with untreated mental illness while others think her mental illness doesn't excuse her behaviour.]]
24th Jul '17 2:34:28 AM hitmonkey
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*** 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 [[RealitySubtext the actor who plays Jake is his real life best friend.]]

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*** ** 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 [[RealitySubtext the actor who plays Jake is his real life best friend.]]
24th Jul '17 2:30:21 AM hitmonkey
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** Similar to the above, Liberty was remarkably well-adjusted considering what she went through in Seasons 5 and 6... then again, this is due to lack of screentime.

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** Similar to the above, Liberty was remarkably well-adjusted considering what she went through in Seasons 5 and 6... then again, this is could be due to lack of screentime.
20th Jul '17 3:44:10 PM nekonaito
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** Zoe dating Zig and Miles is brought into question [[spoiler. after she comes out as a lesbian, especially as both had been paired with Maya. Did Zoe have a crush on Maya and was deliberately going after boys that Maya liked.

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** Zoe dating Zig and Miles is brought into question [[spoiler. [[spoiler: after she comes out as a lesbian, especially as both had been paired with Maya. Did Zoe have a crush on Maya and was deliberately going after boys that Maya liked.liked?]]
20th Jul '17 9:51:12 AM Noraneko
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* CrackIsCheaper: Due to the large number of episodes and seasons, the first ten seasons usually cost over a hundred dollars to purchase, whether separately or in a box set -- and that's not even counting the seasons after, which were split up into two [=DVDs=] due to their doubled episode count. Fortunately the rise of streaming made this issue moot... [[OhCrap Until those episodes were pulled too.]]
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