1 9 8 7 – 1 9 8 9 (Canada)
42 x 30 minute episodes
The trials and triumphs of students at an urban junior high school were explored in this Canadian-produced series which didn’t flinch from tackling serious issues.
Set in the fictitious town of Degrassi, Canada (where the local hamburger hangout was called 13 Busy Street), this series featured many of the same actors who had starred in The Kids of Degrassi Street a few years earlier, including Stacie Mistysyn, Neil Hope, Anais Granofsky, Sarah Charlesworth and others. However, their character names and family situations had been changed.
Stories covered subjects from school dances, contests for class president and cheating at exams to adoption, sexism, shoplifting, pornography, alcoholism and experimenting with drugs.
The final episode of Degrassi Junior High saw the school go up in flames during the graduation dance as the students moved on to Degrassi High.
Christine ‘Spike’ Nelson
Lorraine ‘LD’ Delacorte
Derek ‘Wheels’ Wheeler
Archie ‘Snake’ Simpson
Kiss Me, Steph | The Big Dance | The Experiment | The Cover-Up | The Great Race | Rumor Has It | Best Laid Plans | Nothing to Fear | What a Night! | Smokescreen | It’s Late | Parents’ Night | Revolution! || A Helping Hand | Great Expectations | Dinner and a Show | Stage Fright | Fight! | Bottled Up | Sealed with a Kiss | Dog Days | Censored | Trust Me | He’s Back | Pass Tense || Can’t Live with ‘Em: Part 1 | Can’t Live with ‘Em: Part 2 | A Big Girl Now | Season’s Greetings | Loves Me, Loves Me Not | He Ain’t Heavy | The Whole Truth | Star-Crossed | Food for Thought | Twenty Bucks | Taking Off: Part 1 | Taking Off: Part 2 | Making Whoopee | Black & White | Pa-arty! | Bye-Bye Junior High