What is your favorite Season of Degrassi? I love how mine is so predicatable…
Season 3 always has and probably always will be my favorite season. There’s a lot of great episodes (four of my Top 10 favorite eps of all time are in Season 3)…I’m also pretty biased too considering I started watching Degrassi halfway during Season 3, so I’ve got the whole nostalgia thing going on too.
I figured while I’m at it, I’d go ahead and rank all of the Seasons from best to worst (excluding Season 9, since it’s not finished yet):
1) Season 3
Pretty much summed it up above.
[Favorite Episodes]: Rock and Roll High School, Take On Me, Our House, Against All Odds, Pride, Gangsta Gangsta, It’s Raining Men, Don’t Dream It’s Over
2) Season 4
Pretty much as solid as Season 3. Started off super strong, but slowly faded off after TSS (kinda hard to top that episode though…the season climaxed a little too early). Eye of the Tiger could’ve been re-worked to be a great finale, because I could do without the final six episodes after that.
[Favorite Episodes]: King Of Pain, Mercy Street, Islands in the Stream, Time Stands Still, Back In Black, Voices Carry, Eye of the Tiger
3) Season 2
A thoroughly underrated season that was a big improvement over Season 1. The show started to finally deal with more serious issues, and of course Season 2 added one of the most important elements to Degrassi’s success…Craig Manning.
[Favorite Episodes]: Weird Science, Drive, When Doves Cry, Take My Breath Away, Mirror in the Bathroom, Tears Are Not Enough
4) Season 5
This was the season where everyone sort of started becoming hip, aka everyone dressed nicer and looked “prettier.” As far as the episodes, it was kind of hit and miss…one episode would be really good, then the next one might just be average.
[Favorite Episodes]: Weddings Parties Anything, Foolin’, Turned Out, The Lexicon of Love, Our Lips Are Sealed
5) Season 1
I can’t even really explain why I like Season 1. I guess it has an innocent, yet enjoyable feel to it. And the only episode I can’t stand to watch is Mother and Chid Reunion.
[Favorite Episodes]: Friday Night, Coming of Age, Secrets and Lies, Rumors and Reputations, Under Pressure
6) Season 6
It’s not hard to find the best episodes of this season…they’re sandwiched between all of the bad ones. The Pemma/Semma stuff at the beginning was too much to bear, and the Paige/Palex stuff at the end got old. Thank goodness for a Craig Manning cameo, Parcy, and JT Yorke (R.I.P.).
[Favorite Episodes]: What It Feels Like To Be A Ghost, Eyes Without A Face, Rock This Town, The Bitterest Pill
7) Season 7
There’s only three reasons to watch Season 7: Spinner’s cancer, “TOBY ISAACS CALLS THE SHOTS,” and Darcy’s rape storyline (one of my favorite storylines ever). The rest? Forgettable.
[Favorite Episodes]: Standing in the Dark, Death or Glory, Live to Tell, Another Brick in the Wall, Bust a Move Pt 2 (ONLY for Darcy’s subplot, the rest of the episode is crap)
8) Season 8
A “rebuilding season,” that lacked the charm of Season 1. I initially ripped this season to shreds, but backed off that since it really wasn’t aiming to be a great season to begin with…it was just setting up/developing the newer characters for Season 9.
[Favorite Episodes]: Heart of Glass, Danger Zone, Degrassi Goes Hollywood