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|The Degrassi The Kids of Degrassi Street Series|
Actor: Degrassi: Kids of Degrassi Street
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
The Degrassi kids, all in elementary school, face a variety of situations, including making new friends, the divorce of parents, moving to a new town, and getting a first babysitting job. Includes all 26 episodes of The Ki... more »
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Nice box set, must have for the Degrassi fans
Dorrie Wheeler | 07/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Kids of Degrassi Street is a popular favorite that fans of the Degrassi franchise have been waiting for on DVD. Fans of the classic series Degrassi Junior High may recall that their was a show that was before Degrassi. The Kids of Degrassi Street is very different than Degrassi Junior High. Of course the kids are younger and many of the storylines are wholesome in nature and not quite as controversal as some of the topics the series Degrassi Junior High would cover. Later in the season topics became a little more mature.
The picture quality is decent on the episodes. The set includes 3 discs which include all 26 episodes of the original series. Fans of Degrassi Junior High need to realize that this is a completly different series. So although some of the faces may look familiar, the actors have different names. Themes covered on the set includes fear of going to the hospital, what it means when a new kid moves to the neighborhood, divorce, earning money and kids just being kids living life in the early 80's. The episodes were recorded between 1983 and 1984.
It's a very wholesome series. If you are a Degrassi fan and you have never had a chance to check out The Kids of Degrassi Street, be sure to pick it up. The DVD running time is 780 minutes. The three disc set includes 26 episodes
Finally on DVD
Angela Schmid | Houston, TX | 08/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up watching The Kids of Degrassi Street! I watched it on 35mm projector at our local library ( Friday Nights) I'm not sure why I never saw them at home. But, when you grow up and remember the "good old days" The Kids of Degrassi Street are it! Now that I'm trying to increase storage space...I've been waiting for a DVD release! Yeah. I can't wait until the box makes it to my mail box! Then I shall donate the VHS to my local hospital! I think the kids here will enjoy watching them. ( Even though they are about kids from another generation and another country)"
Before DEGRASSI JUNIOR HIGH...
F. CRUZ | P.R. | 08/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this dvd set cause it carries a peculiar but famous name...DEGRASSI. I've never known that The kids of the Degrassi Street ever existed till I saw the pre-order release, & though it is not as controversial as Degrassi Junior High or Degrassi High it keeps you wondering who's the next lead character on the next storyline, though in the first 3 episodes you'll be under the impression that IDA was going to be the main character of the series,though later on you will see her but grown a teenager.
This series has a different approach to a different audience...a general one to be exact. It's a family show concentrated on kid's life!! & believe me I do relate to a few episodes though i'm in my 30's now,but it took me back when I was a kid & relive what the characters of The Degrassi Street was portraying. To think that it started filming on 1979 till 1984 cause you'll get to see the unexpected growth of most of the characters between stories,like I mentioned about IDA.
All in all this first DEGRASSI series is pure innocense, entertaining & very open to any audience to understand what our kids back then & today go through in their own tiny world.
Not the same characters as Degrassi Junior High
Troy Heagy | Forest Hill MD | 12/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Overall I rate this program a "1" for the first half which I found rather simplistic, and a "4" for the second half which comes close to Degrassi Junior High's greatness. When you start watching this show, you'll probably recognize nothing familiar. The earliest episodes are from the 1970s when the kids were barely 3 or 4 years old, and these storylines often play like a Little Rascals skit. i.e. Stories about lemonade stands, teddy bears, and such.
The plots improve dramatically in later seasons. Some familiar faces appear from the Degrassi Junior High show, but they are not playing the same roles. For example the character known as "Wheels" has a completely different name and storyline in Kids of Degrassi Street.
One interesting thing is the final episode, where the kids celebrate graduation from elementary to junior high. At this point the "Street" show most resembles the famous Degrassi Junior High program, and it is easy to imagine you are watching the "lost" 6th grade episodes, which laid the foundation for the Junior High and Degrassi High programs.