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Degrassi Junior High - Season 1
Degrassi Junior High - Season 1
Director: Philip Earnshaw
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2005     5hr 38min

Studio: Wgbh Wholesale Release Date: 02/01/2005 Run time: 338 minutes


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Director: Philip Earnshaw
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 5hr 38min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Degrassi Junior High Season 1 Review
Dorrie Wheeler | 02/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Degrassi Junior High was the ground breaking series that aired in the late 80's on PBS. This series featured teens that real teens could identify with. These teens dealt with real life issues like sex, dating, teen pregnancy, parental abuse, divorce, shoplifting and other serious issues were addressed in a realitic manner. This groundbreaking series has never appeared on DVD until now.

All of the kids on the show were memorable characters. There was Steph, the popular girl who had her fair share of problems. There was Voula, the girl with the strict parents who wanted so badly to just fit in. Wheels has to deal with the fact that he was adopted and Lucy seems to have it all but her parents aren't there for her when she needs them. Joey, was a popular kid who was dedicated to his band. Kathleen is the quirky girl with a big crush on Snake. L.D. is the tomboy and Caitlen is a little on the prissy and proper side. These kids were so regular this could have been any junior high in the world.

One of the most memorable storylines on the show was the relationship between Spike and Shane. These opposites attracted and as season 1 comes to a close Spike has to deal with the fact that her period is late and she may be pregnant. This story line carries on throughout the seasons. Most of the Degrassi story lines weren't completly solved in the half hour format. Each characters story was well developed and viewers wanted to keep watching. One such storyline was of Wheels and the fact that he was adopted. This storyline was very important to the series, and in one episode during season 1, Wheels comes face to face with his birth father-who also happens to be a musician.

Season 1 of Degrassi Junior High arrives on three discs. Each disc is enclosed in it's own protective case. Season 1 includes 13 episodes.

If you are a teen, you will enjoy taking a trip back in time to the 80's and watching how teens back then dealt with many of the issues that you may be facing today.

If you are a parent or an educator now is your chance to get this groundbreaking television series on DVD. Priced much more reasonably than the VHS sets, this is an affordable collection that will be a great addition to your classroom. The picture quality is awesome and these episodes look and sound better than ever.

Degrassi Junior High was spawned from the Canadian series The Kids of Degrassi Street. When Degrassi Junior High ended, Degrassi High began it's run. Degrassi is still growing strong with the popular series Degrassi-The Next Generation.

The DVD also includes segments from the "Degrassi Talks" series. The "Degrassi Talks" segments seem quited dated in comparison to the series. The "Degrassi Talks" educational segments which include commentary from the shows actors and regular teens touch on subjects addressed in the show like drugs and sexuality. I love this set and can't wait for future releases."
Pure goodness...
Big Joe '83 | Melbourne, VIC Australia | 04/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

Ahhh, my childhood would have never been the same without being able to come home from school to this classic teen drama. What made it so good? Well the issues it dealt with seemed real and not sensationalized mixed in with reoccurring characters who all gave a generally believable performances. It's great to be reacquainted with all the characters and story-lines again. However, in the first season of a show time is usually spent working out the kinks of how the show will flow and who the centre of focus is. This is no exception here as some of the subplots involving Arthur and Yick are very "Kids Of Degrassi" but the dark undertones are still in the series particularly the biggest major turning point in the series; Spike's pregnancy.
It's a shame they don't show this on television anymore, so few shows today exude a sense of genuine concern for its characters as Degrassi did."
Degrassi Junior High rules!!!!
Lisa Kelly | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just started watching Degrassi The New Generation and loved it. So when I found out that the show was actually a continuation of what had happened when some of the stars and characters were youngerin Degrassi Junior High I was anxious to see it. I find that Junior High is just as interesting and exciting as I had thought. It tells of the events of kids in junior high but is done in such a way that good lessons are learned."
Lisa Kelly | NY | 02/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, I wasn't even born when this show came out but it's absolutely hysterical! I'm a huge fan of Degrassi the next generation as I've been watching it since it's first appearence on the-n. But when you watch the original degrassi junior high, it's so much different. I love how "broomhead" is the word that was used as an insult! Hah, this show is so old-school, definetely a show to buy if you're a fan of degrassi the next generation, you'll love this even better."