Are you hooked on "Degrassi: The Next Generation?"Were you a die-hard fan of "Degrassi Junior High?"Then you must read "DEGRASSI: GENERATIONS "This amazing book takes you behind the scenes of "Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi High, Degrassi Junior High, " and "The Kids of Degrassi Street." Find out from the past and present actors and crew what it's like to be a parAre you hooked on "Degrassi: The Next Generation?"Were you a die-hard fan of "Degrassi Junior High?"Then you must read "DEGRASSI: GENERATIONS "This amazing book takes you behind the scenes of "Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi High, Degrassi Junior High, " and "The Kids of Degrassi Street." Find out from the past and present actors and crew what it's like to be a part of one of TV's most successful teen series."Degrassi" has been critically acclaimed for its refreshingly real characters, true-to-life story lines, and fearless confrontation of serious issues. Now, get the exclusive inside story on the amazing twenty-five year history of the "Degrassi" phenomenon With dozens of interviews and over 700 photos -- many from the personal collections of the Degrassi cast -- "Degrassi: Generation" is the ultimate fan book ...
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Degrassi Generations: The Official 411 Reviews
Degrassi is a book/TV show that has just about everything that teens and young adults are so hype into. Degrassi has so many Romance, and what I mean by it is Boys going around stealing girlfriends and girls stealing boyfriends and make the most embarrassing moments of their lives. So much action and rumors. Both males and females pick fights that they think its right but most likely wrong. Also with the rumors, one dirty secret leads to another and another and another until the whole school knows. This is how romance and fighting starts. Be careful when you go to High School, cause this is real stuff, fights, love, and real hearts breaking. Your heart will be broken in this romantic, action, and heart-breaking Degrassi moments.
I love how Kevin Smith is so involved in the Degrassi:TNG series.This book is one I MUST add to my bookshelf, as I am obsessed with Degrassi!It has a lot of information that any Degrassi fan would be interested in knowing.Lots of pictures and fun facts as well.It even goes into detail about the sets and lighting lol.Although TNG is over, and the 10th season of just "Degrassi" has begun it was still fun to read about the show and characters I've loved for all these years. (:
This past year my husband and I started watching older television shows. One of my picks was Degrassi Junior High, a series produced in Canada and which originally aired in 1987. Imagine my delight when my husband surprised me with this book: The Official 411 Degrassi Generations by Kathryn Ellis.For those of you who are familiar with this groundbreaking teen show, what can you expect from the companion book? Eight chapters of information, starting with The Degrassi Story. In 1979, Linda Schuyler was a teacher in Toronto encouraging her students to use video to tell their stories. She had also produced a few documentary films of her own and then with her partner, Kit Hood, at their recently formed production company. The school's librarian knowing of her interest in getting students to make films ordered books on the subject. One of those inspired the film company to create their first fiction film, which became the basis for The Kids of Degrassi Street, which led to Degrassi Junior High, and then Degrassi High, and finally the current offspring Degrassi Next Generation.In subsequent chapters, you'll learn how scripts are created, meet the characters and actors, read about the look and sound, discover just how many issues Degrassi has tackled, and finally read a complete episode guide. One of fun parts about the character and actor section were finding out where the child stars are now and what their experiences were like in Hollywood for those who dared to audition there. Did you know that if you visit Toronto, you can actually see the set of the first three Degrassi series? I learned this in the Look and Sound section! Reading the episode guide reminded me of story lines from the two series I saw in my twenties, but also gave me a glimpse into the current series which I have yet to catch on American television although apparently it does air here.For those of you are unfamiliar with the Degrassi franchise, what's so special about it? Although the Degrassi series has featured plenty of fun moments, they're most noted for their willingness to tackle the difficult issues that teens face.* Sex is a topic frequently dealt with, such as when in Degrassi Junior High, Paul falsely claims he had sex with Lucy so he'll look good to his friends. Apparently, in 1987, an episode about Joey was thought to be the first time condoms had been discussed on a fictional television show. And then there's Spike's pregnancy. Reaction to this story line ranged from outrage to gratitude.* Sexual orientation is also covered. For example, on Degrassi Junior High, Caitlin has dreams about a female teacher that makes her wonder if she is a lesbian. On the same series, Snake's older brother reveals that he is gay.* Not all issues are about sexual matters either. Alcohol effected characters in the form of parental abuse or the saddest being when Wheels' parents are killed by a drunk driver.* Drugs are also discussed. On Degrassi High, some of the characters experiment with marijuana. The most serious consequence is when Shane falls off a bridge when under the influence of acid and ends up with brain damage. Tragically, this story line was inspired by real events.* Then there is abuse, both physical and sexual, sometimes from parents as in the case of Rick and other times from dates as in the case of Kathleen. Another form of abuse is bullying, which ended in a truce for Joey and Dwayne but had more dire results for other characters.* Last, there are the causes. My favorites involve Caitlin and her protests against nuclear weapons and animal testing. I appreciated how she inspired activism, while also discovering that there are two sides to most issues.The Official 411 Degrassi Generations will prove a fascinating companion guide for anyone who has ever enjoyed Degrassi in any of its renditions. Although I only gave examples from Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, viewers familiar only with Degrassi Next Generation will find their actors and episodes from it are also covered. Moreover, there are sections which explain how all the shows overlap. There is something to please every fan, both the old and the new.
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.comTHE KIDS OF DEGRASSI STREET, DEGRASSI JUNIOR HIGH, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION. If you haven't heard of any of these television shows, then you don't know what you're missing! What began in 1979 as a brainstorm of Kit Hood and Linda Schuyler quickly became one of the most innovative, entertaining, and envelope-pushing shows of the eighties and early nineties. The Degrassi shows can best be described as teen soap operas, although they're so much more than that. These shows, set in Canada and originally based on a group of kids who lived on Degrassi Street in Toronto, Ontario, brought new meaning to the term "teen drama." Thankfully, Degrassi Junior High - The Complete Collection and Degrassi The Next Generation - Season 1 are now on DVD, so if you missed it the first time around you can catch up with all of us who are devoted fans. Kathryn Ellis has created the premiere reference guide for all things Degrassi with this book. With photos and detailed biographies of all the characters in each of the four shows, set designs, guest stars, and even an episode-by-episode synopsis, no fan wants to be without this book. Ms. Ellis hasn't forgotten the stand-alone supplement movie, School's Out!, either. She also covers makeup, hair, and wardrobe, the music of the shows, the numerous bands of the characters, and the hard-hitting issues that Degrassi took on throughout the years. This is a book all Degrassi lovers must have for their collection. And if you haven't yet discovered this Canadian gem, I urge you to pick up a few DVDs to get the ball rolling. I promise, you won't be disappointed!
I'm hoping this book is the same as he Official history Degrassi generations by Kathryn Ellis and introduction by Kevin Smith (because that's the one i read)...It was awesome!My only problem with it is that i am so obsessed with the original degrassi that i always want to know more! more! more!More about what the actors are doing now, more about their characters and what they thought about them, more about how the young actors interacted with each other. What the characters are doing now... MORE!I know that TNG does outline some of what the original characters are doing now but i would love to see a degrassi reunion movie with everyone, even if they have to make the dodgy move of recasting some them.I also liked how they included a sections for the behind the scenes stuff like lighting, set design etc. Even though i skipped these parts of the book it was fantastic that everyone got acknowledged for their efforts on making such a cult phenomenom.
When I was an uber Degrassi fan-- from seasons 1-6, some of 7-8--I lived for this book. It has nice facts and photos of the cast and producers. Back story how the show got started and made it's return. It looses a star because this show is now in its 13th year of being on with no end in sight and constant casting changes. While I've outgrown this show (post-Palex), the younger and loyalists deserve an updated verison.
Concept/Ideas: 4.5/5Interesting. Essential for any Degrassi fan. Nice to see where the actors all ended up after being on the show. Also like how they added in little tidbits about their songs and the lyrics for them, as well as some things about how a daily ritual would go when filming. Also interesting how they put in a section about how to get to the landmarks that the show was shot in, in Toronto. Definitely going to check that out.
I loved this book. It was def a must. When i found out this was out. I just had to get it. Im a huge Degrassi Fan. If you love Degrassi. Def. get a copy of this. Its worth it.