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on April 12, 2017
I LOVE THIS SERIES! I have watched and re watched this series about 5 times and i will do it again! it is so amazing and to see all the characters grow up to who they are today. I LOVE THE OLD CHARACTERS, but not so much the new ones. PACKAGING WAS VERY GOOD AND COMPLETE!
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on August 18, 2007
Degrassi: The Next Generation is a school-centered soap opera aimed at both teens and adults. It is a spinoff of the 80s TV show Degrassi Junior High and features a new group of students at Degrassi Community School as well as many characters from the original series that are now grown up and facing issues and problems of their own.

There are so many things that make this show a success. The cast is picture perfect. This is not the type of series that casts 25-year-olds to play someone in 9th grade. The team behind Degrassi goes for realism all the way. Because a they have a 14-year-old actor play a 14-year-old character, it packs a more dramatic punch when we see the sometimes very troublesome situations the characters get themselves in. This isn't a hilarious teen comedy show like Saved By the Bell. The characters are all three-dimensional and you won't find any stereotypes. The cast of young actors represents a true cross-section of the sort of kids you would see in real life.

As far as the storylines go, the superb first season dealt with many issues, such as teen drinking, internet stalkers, final exam stress, and in the season finale, the show became darker as one of the main characters, Ashley, overdosed on Ecstasy at a party.

Here, in the second season, the stories get even darker. Ashley spends the majority of this season dealing with how her behavior in the season one finale ruined her social life. Paige, the snobby rich girl with a heart of gold, learns the hard way that to some guys "no" doesn't always mean "no." Marco, a new character introduced this season, must deal with his sexuality. As for the adults, Emma's mother, Christine, decides to marry her boyfriend, science teacher Archie Simpson. On the eve of her wedding, she finds out she is pregnant. Archie has specifically told her he doesn't want kids so she freaks out...what should she do? Joey Jeremiah deals with his dead wife's son Craig after it is revealed that Craig's father has been SEVERELY beating him (in one of Degrassi's most painful-to-watch scenes ever). There are many more interesting stories weaving throughout this season and it never lets up. This is definitely indicative of the even greater stories to come in the later seasons!

On to the DVDs themselves. Degrassi: The Next Generation is filmed in widescreen, but for some reason, the powers-that-be have decided to release the show on DVD in fullscreen pan and scan. This is disappointing, because Degrassi is a bigger-budgeted show and every episode has a movie-like quality to it. The cropping of the picture is obvious and to have the episodes as they were originally shot would be nice. Otherwise, the picture quality is perfect, at least as good as originally broadcast.

There are three discs of episodes and then a fourth disc with a TON of special features. SuperFans of Degrassi (you know who you are) will eat this stuff up. There are over 130 deleted scenes, audition tapes, and much more.

All in all, Degrassi: The Next Generation is a wonderful series that anyone can enjoy. Even though there's the whole annoying no-widescreen issue, this is definitely a solid DVD set. Definitely buy this and the rest of the series! You won't be disappointed!
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on March 4, 2008
Season Two does two things in the beginning of the season. Picks up where the cast left off last season. Ashley Kerwin's character has the biggest transformation then anyone from the original cast. Gone is the Mandy Moore clone Ashley and in her place is an Emo looking more introspective Ashley. Another interesting aspect of Season Two is the introduction of Craig Manning into the series. Craig's character deals with physical abuse from his father which is dealt with in the first two episodes of the seasons and the last two. Craig's interaction with Manny Santos and Ashley Kerwin are foreshadowing his relationship with them both in future seasons. Season Two also deals with touchy subjects like teen drinking, eating disorders, racism, self-image, abortion, rape, sexual identity, and death. This season also continues two of Degrassi great love affairs. Liberty Van Zandt & J.T. Yorke. Sean Cameron & Emma Nielson. This second season really begins the ups and downs that Semma (nickname for Sean & Emma) will go through the length of the series. As the same with Liberty & J.T. Some say Degrassi is overrated, I say the exact opposite actually. It's as close to the average teenagers experience of teenage life a teen show can be and the second season is no different.
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on September 23, 2017
My daughter LOVES Degrassi! It will be a great Christ-x gif t.
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on May 31, 2014
this is a very good dvd and i loved everything about it.it came in good condition.its a good teenage drama show,very cute and fun loving to watch.
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on August 2, 2005
While season 1 of Degrassi: The Next Generation, was okay, this season is of no comparison. If you saw season 1 and hated it you have to give Degrassi a second chance and purchase season 2. The plotlines are more mature, and they actually have some depth to them. While I am a big fan of season 1, I absolutely LOVE the second season. And you dont have to worry about not getting your money's worth, you will, and trust me it is so worth it! One hint though; the first episode, When Dove's Cry, is a two-parter. However, the second part is not included as another episode but is at the very end of the first part. So after watching part 1 of When Dove's Cry wait through the credits for the second part. This is the best show ever!
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on August 22, 2017
fast shipping brand new!
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VINE VOICEon December 24, 2006
Look, of course a show on a network for public television lacks realism, but only on a network with X-Rated television, could an actual High School in and out be described and shown truthfully. And I give this show credit because it brings up some real issues, however it does solve the issues much to quickly, show drugs to be completely negative, and at the end it makes a funny and entertaining show. It's important that people take the show, not as a perfect or pure description of High School, but a picture of what teens go through, and what can happen.
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on January 29, 2017
My daughter loved it! She collected them as Christmas gifts.
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on February 1, 2014
I grew up watching these shows and when I saw that they were on sale I decided to purchase them. I received them on time and they were in perfect condition. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone that has followed this show and like speedy/ reliable delivery.
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