Degrassi: Next Class makes its debut in Canada tonight at 9pm on F2N! I haven’t thought much about the plots because I’d rather not theorize them to death, but I know there’s some pretty exciting things to look forward to in this block. Just a couple of things I’m excited to see:
*The Hollingsworths. This family is a hot mess, and they’re going to spiral even deeper out of control in Next Class. They’ve been dealing with Miles’ personal issues for two seasons now, so despite how bad he’s suffering, people should be happy they haven’t regressed his character to the mean yet. All I have to say about my daughter Frankie is that seeing hurt hurt breaks. Also, it’ll be really interesting watching the fandom react to Hunter’s upcoming behavior, which will be based off events of a real-life situation. Will he even attempt to change or show remorse? Is it possible to forgive him down the road for his fuckboy behavior, or do we hold it against him for forever?
*Shiny. Let’s be clear, I’m not interested in getting into heated ship wars or anything like that; I’m pretty neutral on an overwhelming majority of Degrassi’s ships. However, I do tend to find a very special place in my heart for some couples, and Shay and Tiny have immediately entered that space.
*Grace. She has an illness for which there is no cure. She knows this, but if people find out they’ll treat her differently. There are various routes to take here and I’m only thinking down the road, but *if* Degrassi were to go down a path where we witness her declining health and inevitable death, this could be one of the rawest, most-heartbreaking storylines this show has ever told.
F2N will air a new episode every weekday, with the season 1 finale on January 15. Unfortunately for non-Canadian fans, you’ll have to wait until the 15th when the show hits Netflix. As far as my reviews go, I’m in no rush to do them and I won’t be reviewing the episodes on F2N’s broadcast schedule. If I have the ability to do so before the 15th I’ll start churning out reviews every other day or two.
However, I WILL be posting any spoilers (episode stills/promos/etc) that may come about from F2N over these next two weeks…so if you’re trying to avoid knowing anything about the episodes before they’re posted on Netflix you have been warned. By the way….
F2N’s new website is live!
Their site is geoblocked, so American fans won’t be able to freely access it. The site currently has character descriptions which you can check out below…for the other descriptions and episode still you can find them here.
Some other Degrassi stuff to check out today…
Stefan’s Radio Interview today on Metro Morning:
Amanda and Ricardo’s interview today on Global TV – http://globalnews.ca/video/embed/2431592/#autoplay
Jamie Bloch and Dante Scott interview – http://www.tv-eh.com/2016/01/04/degrassi-returns-on-a-new-network-with-a-new-class/
Alliston actor reprising role for Degrassi: Next Class – http://www.simcoe.com/whatson-story/6203236-alliston-actor-reprising-role-for-degrassi-next-class/
Ana and Ricardo’s Interview Monsters & Critics – http://www.monstersandcritics.com/interview-with-degrassi-next-class-stars-ana-golja-and-ricardo-hoyos/
Linda Schuyler Says Degrassi Won’t Be Sensational – http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/01/degrassi-netflix-sensational_n_8903018.html
Degrassi Then and Now – http://www.tv-eh.com/2016/01/01/degrassi-then-and-now/
And finally…I’ve been churning out weird Degrassi parody songs for years now, and this is the very first one for Next Class.