Degrassi - The Next Generation: Season 1 [Import]
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There is nothing amazing or breakthrough about this show. The writing is mediocre, the acting is hardly passable, the plot is straightforward, and the motivations are appallingly unexplained.
I do have to say though, it seems when the subject matter is serious enough, and the production team is willing to treat it honestly, there are a few notable episodes that did rise to the occaison. One was the hour-long episode "Pride" dealing with Marco's character's sexuality, his coming out, the reaction from his friends, and a hate crime. It was exceptional and honest, and I only wish that more episodes like these could be made. Another similiar episode dealt with Marco on a date with, drumroll and gasp, a gay teen. The episode was able to give a gay couple the same treatment as the several heterosexual couples portrayed by showing their date, letting it be awkward, and even letting the two young actors share a kiss.
But besides these surprising exceptions, Degrassi's characters are sterotypes, the issues are not taken seriously, and the writing is clunky and groan-inducing. In the episode portraying one character's brush with ecstasy, the effects of the drug are horribly underprotrayed. When one character gets another pregnant, there is no backlash for the father, no follow-up , no reactions from others in the school.
Do I watch it and enjoy it? I guess. I take some amuesement in the unbelieveable predicaments, the terribley developed and one-tune characters, and the abundance of cliches.Read more ›
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I love degrassi. unfortunately i don't have enough money to buy season one yet but i love the show and i have seen all of the season one episodes. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2005 by Allyssa
Personally I have always loved degrassi.....I used to watch the old degrassi when I was little and I watch re-runs. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2004 by LALA
I would just like to say that these poeple have really outdone themselves tghis time. This is the best thing i have ever owned and is a great keepsake for ever and always. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2004 by Kelly Sheppard
Finally the wait is over. I was hoping Degrassi would soon be on DVD and my wish finally came true. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2004
I am defenitly gonna buy it!! Well I have to talk my dad into buying it for me cause its my fave show and i probably wont get to see it next year cause my dads job is transfering... Read morePublished on July 18 2004
at first i never watched degrassi my friend did and one night i stayed at her house and the every episode ever marathon was on and i really liked the show so i started watching it... Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by Bree
If you havn't seen Degrassi: The Next Generation IT'S AWESOME!! I recommend it to everyone It's great!Published on July 16 2004
Hey there everyone!! Lauren here. I LOVE "Degrassi: The Next Generation"!! My favorite characters are Emma and Paige. I LOVE the theme song too!! Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Lauren Rodriguez