Looking for comedy with some drama? Then I guess we have the best pick for you. The Degrassi series. It’s a teen show, and let’s face it where there are teenagers there’s a hell of a drama and sometimes even action. So, coming back to the series, which was initially a Canadian drama show which has run for fourteen seasons, and news around the block says that it is coming back in 2023. Degrassi: The Next Generation is a dig into Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High which are the other shows produced by the Degrassi franchise.
Where To Watch It Online?
Degrassi: The Next Generation can be watched for free on streaming platforms such as Pluto, IMDB TV, and Tubi. It is also available on a renting basis on platforms such as Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon Instant Video.
In Canada, the series can be watched on CTV whereas n Australia t’s aired on ABC and Nickelodeon. In countries like Peru, Mexico, and Chile, the series can be watched on the channel MTV Latin America.
Recently, HBO made headlines when it confirmed that it would retain all the shows of Degrassi and keep the older episodes as well. Some of the shows of the Degrassi franchise are also available on Netflixsuch as Degrassi: Next Class.
What Is the Show About?
The plot of Degrassi: The Next Generation revolves around a mythical school named Degrassi Community School. The show depicts its take on the issues being faced by the students at the school such as rape, murder, anorexia, teen pregnancy, depression, bullying, suicides, rapes done on dates, homophobia, and all such related issues which take a toll over a preadolescents’ life.
From the above description, it might seem that the show revolves around a negative atmosphere which it sure does. But, the thing to consider here is that the show deals with negative issues to have a positive impact on the changing lives of children.
The opening scenes of the episodes are a concept that has remained dynamic since the start of the series. For some seasons there is a chilly opening of about three to four minutes, which for some titles were used and for others, there were short clips of students of the Degrassi Community School showing their indulgence in their curricular activities.
To sum it up, the show is about awareness with some humor and drama to attract the audience. It is one such show which the parents should sit and make their teen children watch in order to make them aware of the repercussions their actions at this age would hold for their future.
Who Runs the Show?
At the initial stage, the show was run by creators Linda Schuyler and Yan Moore. Degrassi: The Next Generation was made by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood. Epitome Pictures along with Bell Media was the producer of the show. Later the team was joined by Teen Nick.
The Cast Of The Show
Who does not know Drake? But do you know that he starred as a kid on Degrassi: The Next Generation. His career has seen upswings since then. There is no need to mention the heights at which he is today. Another, star whose career was initiated through this show is Nina Dobrev.
We all know her best for The Vampire Dairies but we one surely needs to take a look at Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation. The list of the other cast members is long. Some of them became just faded from the limelight while some brought the light to themselves.