Degrassi’s ironic legacy

From Benjamin Boles of Now Toronto:

  • Degrassi’s sweetly ironic legacy
    Back in the pre-Internet era, I remember watching old Degrassi episodes with my teenage friends, and feeling a peculiar emotion that fell somewhere between ironic appreciation and authentic affection. That paradoxical combination of conflicting feelings now seems to be the default setting for a generation of kids who’d rather not be described as hipsters, and the cult appeal of Canada’s longest running tween drama is even bigger than it was back in the irony-loving 90s. It seems like there’s a constant flow of weird Degrassi-related news popping up all the time, even after 33 years on the air. Read more.