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The latter is married to Glen Martin whose son, Jake Martin , became her stepbrother after the two dated and broke up. She is more lenient in her beliefs than her sister, and can sometimes break rules when she feels the ends justify the means. She has an on and off again relationship with Eli Goldsworthy. At the end of Season 13 , she learned that she’s pregnant. In Season 14 , it is revealed she’s pregnant with Eli ‘s son, who was supposed to be named Adam but she later miscarried. Clare tends to come across as stuck up and innocent, but can also be sneaky.

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Edit Manny is best friends with Emma Nelson and J. Yorke , and later becomes friends with Toby Isaacs as well. Manny teases and provides some realistic advice to Emma about her online buddy, Jordan , but is still happy for her. At first, Manny is fine with her visiting Jordan, but later suggests she tell her mom when things get suspicious. Manny is worried when Emma makes up an excuse that she later finds out is fake about why she can’t come to her house.

Spike and Snake get to the hotel right on time to find Emma being raped by Jordan.

This was the first real serious moment of Degrassi. I mean, the episode where Ashley did drugs was a season earlier, and the episode where Craig’s dad beats him was this season’s premiere, but those were more funny than serious as far as I am concerned.

Next Class, the latest reincarnation of your favorite Canadian show that never ends you can thank the Family Channel and Netflix for that. So, why do we care this year? Well now that school is back in session, what did we get? A case of the sad baby gays and some major eye rolling. Friends in high places, Zoe! All the kids on this show are never not doing something on their phones, but okay.

By the next episode, Zoe is asking Grace to be her assignment partner. To move the plot forward, she agrees. Helpful Tristan puts her at ease: Recall them later when the Degrassi writers hit us with a revolutionary plot twist. Back to the storyline:

“Degrassi: Next Class” fails queer women with misguided Zoe and Grace storyline

Reasons for Children of the 80s to Feel Old I was watching Daria last night on Mtv, and one of the characters had commented “It’s hard to believe someone born in the 80s could have such a 50s opinion. Kids who aren’t old enough to remember when records were the majority of albums sold in music stores, kids not old enough to remember the death of disco ok, so that’s a FORTUNATE thing. So here’s a list of things that make me feel fairly old even though I’m only 25 years old.

So here they are: Junior The members of the “Backstreet Boys” were most likely born in the eighties.

Like its predecessors, Degrassi: The Next Generation follows a group of students from Degrassi Community School, a fictional school in Toronto, Ontario, and depicts some of the typical issues and challenges common to a teenager’s life.

Jordan Todosey 10—13 regular Born “Gracie,” Adam is a trans boy. He and his brother Drew transferred to Degrassi due to the excessive bullying that he received at his old school. After being outed by Bianca, he was once again the victim of transphobia , although he eventually earned the respect and admiration that he deserved from his classmates. Another major problem for Adam had been finding love as a trans man. After numerous attempts at romance, he finally found true love in Becky Baker despite their beliefs.

During summer break, Adam was involved in a car accident after texting Becky while driving and later passed away during surgery. The combination of Adam being a favorite character, and Jordan being at the end of her contract, presented a unique opportunity to tell this story through such a beloved character. As saddened as we are to say goodbye to Adam, we feel this storyline will affect even more lives in an authentic way She was considered a bad girl at Degrassi who hung out with her boyfriend Jay and his gang.

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Frankie finding the right couple to date. Future fic after Frankie’s done with college. Frankie was sitting at the bar, laptop out, furiously typing away. Her brothers may have been more creative, but Frankie had found a way to use her tutors and good grades to make a living writing editorials. She was not obligated to have fun, be social, or talk to anyone. It was either reporters looking for a scoop, or a loser looking for a date.

But in real life, Devon’s a sweetheart who’s actually dealt with some major bullies in his own life, and despite the fact that all of you think he’s super-hot, he’s the furthest possible thing.

Katy Perry had to change her name as it was the same as a famous actress Image: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email It’s a known fact that sometimes you just have to change your name to make it in Hollywood. Someone shares your name and you need to set yourself apart. Emma Stone admitted in awards season that she’d like to return to her birth name – Emily Stone.

Similarly, Michael Keaton when accepting his gong for Birdman told the audience he’s actually Michael Douglas. He changed his name to avoid being confused with actor Michael Douglas, and chose Keaton because he liked comedian Buster Keaton. Here are a few more surprising name changes. She released a Gospel record Katy Hudson under her Red Hill Records, before taking her mother’s maiden name to avoid being confused with Kate Hudson – the famous actress.

The Grammy winner has explained before how she chose Lorde. Some people think it’s religious, but it’s not. She had really bad flatulence.

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Jordan Todosey 10—13 regular Born “Gracie,” Adam is a trans boy. He and his stepbrother Drew transferred to Degrassi due to the excessive bullying that he received at his old school. After being outed by Bianca, he was once again the victim of transphobia , although he eventually earned the respect and admiration that he deserved from his classmates. Another major problem for Adam had been finding love as a trans man.

Yes, Daniel Kelly (Owen Wilson) is dating Melinda Shankar (Alli Bhandari) in real life.

I mean, Emma had some brutal puberty to go through, but she finished as amongst the hottest in the group. And yet somehow, no one questioned the fact that Paige just took the role normally reserved for the alpha female of the school who had not an inch of glass in her entire house, and thus was impervious to criticism and haters. I think we can safely say that we all knew a Craig and Ashley growing up, and they were perhaps two of the most perfectly-rendered characters on television.

Their lives were just filled with dramatic AIM sessions and away messages with song lyrics that were directed to each other. Ashley peels through her phases like one might peel through an onion, each one more heavily reliant on Hot Topic than the last. They made terrible music to and for each other, and were the royalty of the music scene that no one cared about.

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Isn’t this joke just a bit late? STNG has been off the air for forever. Degrassi has dropped the Title:

Assuming that you watched this summer’s Degrassi movie, Don’t Look Back, you know that Zoe and Grace got their lady kisses on and left things pretty open-ended. Well now that school is back in session, what did we get?

What hath thou wrought? Tackling issues that many teen dramas often avoid, or get wrong, Degrassi wins awards for its cliched and intense portrayal of high school life. Early years of the Next Generation saw several plotlines getting censored on American television: Now Canadian and American networks work closely together to ensure that the programming is top notch and groundbreaking, including, earlier this year, the first transgender young adult on television which was, by the way, handled incredibly.

In the absence of after school specials about what the kids get into these days, it is shows like Degrassi that perhaps show youth positive options to problems they may face. A History of Rape: Degrassi is no stranger to rape. As Feminist Music Geek notes, she used music to help overcome feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness to fight back , and testified against her rapist in court.

Later, in season 6, uptight Christian Darcy decided to cut loose and go wild for a weekend: When she woke up next to her boyfriend, she assumed they had engaged in consensual sex, which was, in itself, bad enough because Darcy had sworn to remain a virgin until marriage.

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I was very blessed to grow up on television. My longest gig was on the the show Degrassi: I had an amazing experience on Degrassi, I was a teenager on top of the world! In my 6 year run of being on the show I only had ONE major story line around my character and all the other episodes I was the token dose of color or a glorified extra. This experience was incredibly frustrating for me.

In real life, Barrable-Tishauer is so much cooler than the annoying dork she played. She graduated top of her class from Concordia University, much like her Degrassi character. Now she works as a freelance marketing strategist for various companies by day and moonlights as a DJ in clubs in Toronto.

Suicide, cancer, weekend-long meth addictions, teen pregnancy — there’s a reason why they say that the show “goes there. Throughout hundreds of episodes, decades of high school, and seemingly numerous Degrassi Community School students, we’ve witnessed just about every permutation of romantic couplings you could possibly imagine. Except, I guess, for polyamory. But give it a few years; I’m sure “Degrassi” will get there. But whereas some pairings are for the ages, others fizzled out before they ever really had the chance to get started or were just terrible to begin with.

And so, in celebration of love and our favorite Canadian school system, we’re ranking the best “Degrassi” couples from worst to best: CTV Rick was a physically and emotionally abusive creep who literally put Terri in a coma. It doesn’t get much worse than that. But unlike Terri, Alli freaking married this dude! He viciously beat her, but luckily, Alli was eventually able to escape their terrible marriage in one piece. Also, rewatching Jay’s “seduction” of Emma really drives home how predatory and creepy it was.

I’ll never understand why so many Degrassi girls so proudly wore his tacky BJ bracelets. Their relationship really hit the ground running when she gave him sleeping pills and made him take her to a school dance, and it didn’t really improve from there. Nothing about this couple was good.


Alli Bhandari[ edit ] Does anyone know for certain if Alli Bhandari is rebeling from a conservative Muslim family? Her last name is Hindu-sounding. And Bhandari is a Hindu name, there’s even a wikipedia article for the name.

Me and Munro Chambers. Who wants to start a roleplay? Roleplay. Go ahead. Luke bilyk making out with his girl freind at the beach.

The very first episode was even about the two meeting for the first time since their epic breakup in That movie sounds intense too, there was even an abortion and a deadly car crash, and those were the subplots! You were fucking Tessa Campanelli? However, Degrassi was the biggest thing in Canada since Neil Young, and a hungry nation yearned for more. So when the franchise was restarted in , with a new cast of kids, Joey and Caitlin were brought back as adults.

A small portion of the first four seasons centered on the two. I like to believe she was demoted for drinking on the job. The audience never saw his wife, but did see Joey go from a smooth teen of ambiguous ethnicity in the 90s to a bald used car salesman in the s. JoCa got back together at some point.

After Degrassi – Have Munro and Aislinn ever thought of dating in real life?