Happy Valentine’s Day! A few days ago I shared my Degrassi heartbreak (the three ships I liked that never got together). Now I’m going to I rank my top three Degrassi couples of all time. I don’t think I’ve ever done this here, and if so it was forever ago and the rankings have changed a bit.
Instead of rambling on too long about why I love them, I thought it’d be interesting to show video clips of the actual scenes that led me to ship these couples. I’m also curious to know not just your favorite Degrassi ships, but that exact moment you knew you shipped them…leave your story in the comments section below.
Parcy had a pretty rough start. Peter was a jackass making jackass moves, and he’s lucky Darcy even gave him the time of day after his online endeavors. Once it was established that they both had feelings for each other, Peter’s never-ending restitution list and his parents heated feud made it difficult for Parcy to actually spend time together, leading them to keep their relationship a secret.
In the season 6 episode Sunglasses At Night, Peter’s mom found out about Parcy’s relationship and wanted them to split. Peter’s parents also discussed shipping him off to boarding school. “There’s always something in our way,” Peter told Darcy, ready to call it quits. Before walking off, Darcy told him she’d be at their secret spot the next day. “Prove to me you’re not the type to give up,” she said.
And just when Darcy thought she’d lost him, Peter walked through the door. The kid who made a lot of mistakes and also had a lot of things handed to him in life finally had to work for what he wanted, and it put him on the road to being a more mature person in the process.
Drew Torres has to be the most frustrating Degrassi character of all time. Bless his heart because he’s such an idiot. Usually he does something stupid, takes two steps forward by kind of learning from it, then takes ten steps back by doing another stupid thing.
Parcy was my #2 ship for the longest time, until I was sucker punched by Drianca feels near the end of season 12. I immediately fell in love with them after watching the above scene in Zombie. Love him or hate him, the core of Drew Torres from season 12 until he graduated was his total lack of self confidence, and it’s probably one of the most underrated arcs this show has ever done in terms of the theme they were tackling.
Neither characters on the show nor us fans watching it have ever taken Drew seriously. And not a single soul believed in him…except for Bianca.
Sean and Ellie have been my favorite Degrassi couple for what seems like forever. I can’t even tell you how much I love their scene on the rooftop, and it resonates over a decade later in a world where people still long to be accepted. Sean and Ellie were both outcasts and each had their own personal struggles, but they didn’t seem to mind.
Throughout their short history they provided emotional support for each other during tough situations, that is until Sean’s breakdown lead to Sellie breaking up in Back In Black. Knowing what I know now about the show and how relationships are utilized (despite what anyone says, ships receiving significant screentime on Degrassi is generally NOT a good thing), it’s probably for the best that Sellie ended before the show could pound them into the ground with its patented relationship drama.