New faces, new plots, and a lot more drama. The new season of Degrassi premieres this Friday at 8p.m. Now is really a good time to start watching Degrassi. I had a great time watching the premiere and it’s so good that I’m watching it again. I’d give the new season opener an A and I hope it just gets better.
The main storyline of the season opener, “Uptown Girl,” centers around Mia (Nina Dobrev). She’s always had a hard time fitting in, because she’s always too busy with her child. But her mom finally agrees to take care of Mia’s daughter, and Mia’s life begins to fall into the right place. She has a new love interest (and they are officially one of my favorite Degrassi couples). Way cuter than her and J.T. (Ryan Cooley), who obviously belonged with Liberty (Sarah Barrable-Tishauer). She’s made a new friend, Leia (Judy Jiao), and lands a modeling contract. And she’ll do anything to get a job. Anything.
A group of ninth graders start their journey at Degrassi in the school’s gifted program run by Mr. Simpson (Stefan Brogren). There’s Clare (Aislinn Paul), Darcy’s (Shanae Grimes, now on 90210) little sister. She’s the exact opposite of Darcy, the pretty, popular one. She’s shy, nerdy, and doesn’t care what people think about her or so she says. KC (Sam Earle), the cute skater boy, is about to prove her wrong. Connor (A.J. Saudin) is Clare’s friend and there’s obviously something “not right” about him. What he doesn’t know is he has a mild case of Asperger's Syndrome. Then there’s Sav’s sister, Alli (Melinda Shankar) who just wants a normal life without her strict parents.
Meanwhile, Emma (Miriam McDonald), Manny (Cassie Steele), and Liberty (Sarah Barrable-Tishauer) begin their lives as college students. Even after a housing mix-up, Emma manages to get the three girls into one room with one other roommate. A very hot guy roommate, Kelly (Evan Williams), who’s nice and funny — a perfect crush for one of the girls.