The story of a 14 year old girl named Sadie Hawthorne, a bright girl who is very interested in nature and the behaviors of animals. Reaching beyond the limits of studying animals, she attempts to analyze humans.
Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver. The series revolves around the struggles of raising each other and the struggles ... See full summary »
The kids of Degrassi street have now grown to be teenagers attending Degrassi Jr. High where they face the facts and problems that are typical for people their age. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The school used in the first three seasons was Daisy Avenue Public School, now called Vincent Massey Public School. At the time a private school was operating on the first floor, Degrassi was mostly shot on the second floor and the ground gym floor was used for the school dances and the science fair in one episode. The front entrance was also used when the private school was not in session. The school is located in Toronto on Daisy Avenue. The same hallway on the second floor was used in all the scenes that featured characters by their lockers, different camera angles and locker configurations were used to give the allusion of various different hallways. The Dundas street public school was used for the background shots and was also used in The Kids of Degrassi Street (1979). The school used for Degrassi High was a teachers college and is now part of Centennial College. See more »
Characters are shown speaking at the corner of Degrassi St. and Pape Ave (as indicated by the street sign). These streets run parallel and are about 10 blocks away from each other. See more »
What the world needs now is more shows like Degrassi
It's so neat to read the reviews from the United States, because I thought that it never went beyond the 49th parallel!
Part of Degrassi's strength was that it was so low budget. The non-slickness of it was very refreshing. They played the same Gowan song at every party... I believe the song was called "High Fashion Model". Anyway, It was nice to see realistic characters living in realistic homes with realistic parents.
Two fave episodes: The condom dispenser episode, and the episode in which Snake, Wheels and Joey attempt to gain entry to a strip joint.
Degrassi really was very valuable for talking about Issues Facing Teens.
Long live Degrassi in our hearts and in reruns on CBC!
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