So I’ve decided to change up the whole review thing for Degrassi for Season 10. Instead of doing reviews for both Parts 1 and 2 of episodes, I’m now going to wait until Part 2 airs for each episode, then write one review which covers both parts. For Part 1 episodes I’ll still create a post like this one where everyone can still discuss the episode.
It was easy to do reviews for four episodes a week during The Boiling Point when I had nothing to do, but with my schedule these days (specifically not being around on Friday nights and sometimes the entire weekend) it’s craaazy. That and it’ll be interesting to watch the Parts back-to-back before reviewing them since they refuse to show them all as hour-long episodes. I’m fine with 30-minute episodes when the storylines are concluded in that timeframe, but it’s definitely getting annoying having to wait a week to see Part 2 (I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN!! arghhh).
I think Umbrella could make or break Eclare for me. With 4 episodes per week during The Boiling Point it felt like we were blowing through storylines left and right, so it didn’t feel like any one character or couple just purely dominated the show. But this will be the third and fourth episode in this half of Season 10 where Eclare has been one of the two main plots. I like Eclare (I actually like Clare more than the actual couple), but with Degrassi back to it’s old broadcast schedule this could mean bad news for the way Season 10 has been written so far…there’s bound to be some “Character Burnout” on the horizon. It’s something that’s happened for me in Seasons 4 (Craig), 6 (Semma, Paige), 7 (Marco), 8 (Mia) and 9 (Dolly J), where I didn’t necessarily hate the character(s), I just got tired of constantly seeing them at the forefront. I’d hate to see Eclare go that route as well.