From Anne T. Donohue in the Globe and Mail:
Degrassi graduates: after 14 seasons the series comes to an end
With news this week that MTV is pulling the plug on the television series after 14 seasons, an important chapter of original Canadian programming has closed. Considering the Degrassi franchise began in the 1980s with a show starring a boy named Joey Jeremiah and his collection of hats, it’s a miracle that any franchise (let alone one born and bred in Canada) managed to sustain a reboot that was a mix of pure soap and increasingly dark teen melodrama, and populated by a revolving door of characters who became more compelling (and sometimes even unbelievable) than the last. Continue reading.