Last Friday was the season premiere of the Canadian drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. Degrassi is famous for being the most Go There-est show on television. Season six is sure not to disappoint. It comes with an awesome new theme song, which is very different compared to the old ones. There's only been one episode so far and I'm already hooked.
I remember when Degrassi first premiered on the-N. I was only 11. At that time, the show was still very innocent. There was no talk of drugs, sex, or anything other shows generally shushed. This quickly changed. The one thing I do remember about season one was the Emma-Sean relationship.
Emma (Miriam McDonald) and Sean (Daniel Clark) were my sister's and my favorite relationship. We were big Emma-Sean fans. We were heartbroken in the season finale when they broke up. Then they got back together, but the relationship was ephermal. Sean became all "gangsta" and started hanging out with people like Jay (Mike Lobel), who is clearly bad news. He convinced Sean to steal Emma's dad's brand new laptop. Emma started dating Chris Sharpe (Daniel Morrison), who was never a big hit with fans. Sean moved on to Ellie Nash (Stacey Farber) and, although I love Ellie's character, she did not belong with Sean.
Amanda and I always thought, eventually, Sean and Emma would get back together. After all, Sean did save Emma's life when Rick (Ephraim Ellis) pointed a gun at her head. Then, Daniel Clark left the show. I was crushed. Emma and Sean would never get back together. Sean was replaced by new bad boy, Peter Stone (Jamie Johnston), who Emma was forbidden to see. He emailed a topless video of Emma's best friend, Manny Santos (Cassie Steele), to the ENTIRE school! Oh, the nerve. As time went on, Peter showed a good side. I got used to Peter's character. He was so supportive of Emma's eating disorder.
This season's premiere marks the return of Daniel Clark. Sean moves back to Degrassi and wants one thing — Emma. Peter immediately likes Sean because Sean is so good with cars and is teaching him. That soon changes. Manny figures out right away that Sean wants Emma and warns him to back off. Wow. Manny HATES Peter, he took away her diginity (if she still had any at that point). Yet Manny knows Emma is happy and she doesn't want any trouble. What an awesome friend.