101/102 – Mother and Child Reunion 1 & 2: C-
Nostalgia from the original Degrassi franchise carry the weight of this mediocre series premiere.
103 – Family Politics: C
An OK remake of the Degrassi Junior High series premiere, Kiss Me Steph.
104 – Eye of the Beholder: B-
A solid storyline about lack of confidence.
105 – Parents’ Day: B-
One of the few Degrassi storylines where the focus is more on the PARENTS’ actions.
106 – The Mating Game: C-
Paige’s actions in this episode make absolutely no sense.
107 – Basketball Diaries: C+
A pretty solid episode about what happens when you try TOO hard.
108 – Secrets & Lies: C+
The main plot feels like it ends abruptly. This episode is carried mainly by the subplot, where JT pretends to be gay.
109 – Coming of Age: A
Both plots are well-written and performed.
110 – Rumours & Reputation: B-
The main plot (Emma/Liberty) is good, but the subplot (Spinner) is better. BOYCOTT THE CAF!
111 – Friday Night: A+
The best episode of season 1.
112 – Wannabe: B+ (Manny) | C+ (JT/Toby/Liberty/Spinner)
Watching the dynamics of Manny and Emma’s relationship as it slips into turmoil is fascinating. The comedy relief gang of JT, Toby, Liberty and Spinner deliver a filler plot that just sits there.
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113 – Cabaret: C-
Carried by Ashley’s selfishness, this is the only forgettable musical episode within the early seasons of the show.
114 – Under Pressure: B+
A great Sean-lead performance, with the future of Semma left unknown.
115 – Jagged Little Pill: A
Degrassi ends its first season on a high note with the most serious storyline of the series so far.