Degrassi stars dating real life
Compare that to Degrassi: The Next Generation’s ongoing story about Marco (Adam Ruggiero) coming out over the course of several seasons, or Degrassi: Next Class, where there have been openly gay characters from the outset.
Art imitated life Observant Degrassi writers kept close tabs on the actors and tried to incorporate events from their real lives into the show: the real-life divorce of Mistysyn’s parents inspired a storyline where Caitlin’s parents split up; Wheels' adopted parents died after Neil Hope’s father passed away; and the classic episode where Joey, Snake and Wheels go for a joy ride in Snake’s parents car was based on an incident when Mastroianni took some of the actors for a drive in the production shuttle bus.
The shows intentions were good, trying to teach young people about different social issues (which is the only reason I gave it two stars instead of one) but I mean COME ON THIS IS JUST CRINGEWORTHY.
I just finished high school two years ago so I know what it looks like this day in age and I have never met a person there that comes even close to one of the characters in Degrassi Next Class.
The show was a hit among kids and teens and had one of the catchiest theme songs of the decade.
(Come on, you know you still remember all the words.) There was also a slightly skeevy side to the fandom, however, with fans shipping step-siblings Derek and Casey as "Dasey." The leads seemed to get a kick out of this, since Derek himself shared this Instagram pic using the ship name as a hashtag.
Before becoming Caitlin Ryan, Mistysyn had a role in the show's precursor, Kids of Degrassi Street, as a background character called Amanda.
Back in 1988, it was pushing the envelope to have even one episode about Snake’s gay older brother, who was not a regular character on the show.
[caption id="attachment_416760" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Stefan Brogren (Archibald "Snake" Simpson), Dan Woods (Mr.
Raditch), Kirsten Bourne (Tessa Campanelli), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin Ryan) and Pat Mastroianni (Joey Jeremiah).[/caption] Nostalgia ain't what it used to be The cast was quick to shoot down the idea of a TV reunion, even though it's actually happened a few times already: on the infamous 1999 Jonovision episode, and later in several episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Raditch), Kirsten Bourne (boyfriend-stealing Tessa Campanelli) and Stacie Mistysyn (aloof heartbreaker Caitlin Ryan).
Here, the most memorable moments and trivia tidbits from the broomheads' delight.