DJH: 203, “Great Expectations”, and 204, “Dinner and a Show”

“Great Expectations,” January 1988 You have no idea the trouble I’ve had writing the correct year on the three recaps I did today. Just now the date went from 2988 to 1998 to 21919 before I managed to get the year right. There’s a new student, Liz. She hates Degrassi because everyone is a prep.… Read More DJH: 203, “Great Expectations”, and 204, “Dinner and a Show”

DJH: 111, “It’s Late!”, and 112, “Parents’ Night”

“It’s Late!”, March 29 1987 Is this the only Degrassi episode title containing an exclamation mark? I think so. Well anyway, remember this from episode 2? There’s Shane and Spike, chillin on the steps. This screencap has now become relevant. We start with a totally hot 8th grader party at Lucy’s house. Everyone’s slow dancing… Read More DJH: 111, “It’s Late!”, and 112, “Parents’ Night”

DJH: 109, “What a Night”, and 110, “Smokescreen”

“What a Night”, March 15, 1987 Lucy is a shoplifter. Man Lucy hasn’t been in an episode in forever. Like not even in the background. Raditch is giving another spelling lesson. I don’t know what the theme is, because he mentions balcony, nocturnal, tangerine, and quiche. What do those words have in common? They’re in… Read More DJH: 109, “What a Night”, and 110, “Smokescreen”

DJH: 107, “The Best Laid Plans” and 108, “Nothing to Fear”

“The Best Laid Plans”, Mar 1 1987 I’m going to start off by pointing out the year. The Degrassi franchise has the most confused timeline of any show that doesn’t do a bunch time skips yet still manages to take place in present day. The first episode premiered in January yet was about the beginning… Read More DJH: 107, “The Best Laid Plans” and 108, “Nothing to Fear”

DJH: 102 and 103, “The Big Dance” and “The Experiment”

Trying something new by putting 2 episodes in one review here. Wish me luck! “The Big Dance”,January 25 1987 Voula’s dad is impressed with her writing the school newsletter, but doesn’t want her to go to the dance, because she’s too young, and he’s a Greek immigrant and Greeks don’t like to let anybody have… Read More DJH: 102 and 103, “The Big Dance” and “The Experiment”

Degrassi Junior High: 101, “Kiss Me, Steph”

Original airdate: January 18, 1987. It’s come to my attention that a lot of you plucky youths these days might not have ever heard of Degrassi Junior High, let alone ever seen it. Degrassi Junior High and its continuation, Degrassi High, are the precursors to long-running show Degrassi, formerly called Degrassi: The Next Generation. DJH… Read More Degrassi Junior High: 101, “Kiss Me, Steph”