Degrassi The Next Generation Reviewed

Ah yes, the companion blog to Degrassi Junior High Reviewed. Each episode will be reviewed in order by a guy who loves the next generation's melodrama.

Season 1, Episode 9, “Coming Of Age”


*Edit* *Breaking News*

So they’ve finally decided to cancel Degrassi after 14 seasons. I gotta say, it was about time. Because these current Degrassi kids are lame as hell. I would say it was on two season’s too long. But that’s just my opinion. I just know that Paige’s head exploded upon hearing this news.


Even Drake is saying good bye.

drake bye bye


Moving on. In this episode Jimmy shows us how clingy he is with Ashley. So pay attention kids, cause he’s about to show you not what to do in a relationship.

Pre-credit opener: Ashley comes out of her house and immediately Jimmy and Terri are waiting for her outside. Apparently Jimmy is going to turn 14 any day now and he consider’s himself a man. Ashley all sarcastically says, “Oh yeah, which country?” Terri asks him where they’re taking him for dinner and he tells her that his mom is going to cook them all some lobster. He invites Ashley and right away you can tell that she doesn’t want to go. All of a sudden we cut to them at Degrassi and Jimmy gives her a kiss on the cheek and leaves. As soon as he’s gone she makes this sour badger face and explain’s to Terri that Jimmy has been going to her house for dinner eight times in a row already. So you know he’s a stage four clinger at this point.


Outside Terri, Paige and Ashley are taking a love quiz from one of those teen mags but they’re interrupted by Jimmy and his crew. Ashley get’s annoyed instantly and tells him to go play ball with Spinner. He then asks her if she wants to hang out that night, but she lies to him and says that she can’t because Terri’s coming over for a girl’s night.

In the Media Immersion class Sean is telling Manny all about some stupid Astrology website, while Emma is being an annoying pain in the ass because no one is listening to her. All of a sudden she shout’s that she can’t even think and just storms out of the room and forces Manny to go with her. In some random class Emma is seriously stressing telling Manny that she knows she failed her test. Manny tries to reassure her but she can’t help being all sassy towards her. So yeah, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Emma is PMSing in an epic scale.

Sean, Emma, Manny

After school Ashley and Terri are walking toward’s Ashley and we here this lame hip hop beat and what do you know. Jimmy’s there giving that dweeb Toby some pointer’s on how to shoot a basketball. Ashley instantly get’s all annoyed with him again. She starts ranting to her mom about Jimmy staying over for dinner also. Her mom quickly picks up on her hostile ass and wants to know what’s up. Ashley goes on to tell her how sick she is of him being there every night. Her mom points out to her that she feels bad for him because he’s always alone. So yeah, we clearly see how he’s similar to one Lucy Fernandez in that respect, because both of their parents are the biggest absentee parents in the history of ever.

Ashley, Terri, Ashley's mom

At Emma’s, she’s busy watching this sappy soap opera and she’s crying her eyes out while eating some potato chips. I gotta say Emma has the world’s ugliest crying face. Spike comes along and asks her what’s wrong with her because she see’s her crying. Spike starts talking some nonsense about realizing how small one is compared to the whole universe. She then offers to take Emma shopping.

Emma crying

At the mall Emma and Spike seemed to have gone on a small shopping spree. They pass by this guy and he tells them, “Oh, I’d like a lick of that.” Because they’re also eating ice cream. But this dumbass doesn’t know who he’s fucking with and he chose the wrong two people to say that kind of shit to. Spike immediately get’s on his case, chewing his ass out. Spike then schools him and tells him not to be talking to women like that and then goes all Liz on him and calls him a pig. She does make a good point where talking to women like that makes them feel bad and that it can be scary for them. Plus this asshole is way too old to be acting like that still. The guy just leaves in a huff and Emma is mortified of Spike going off on him. Spike continue’s her rant with, “Don’t ever let a guy make you feel bad just for being Female.”

Spike, Emma, Creep

Back at Ashley’s, Jimmy is finally going home and she’s all relieved because she’s a heartless bitch. She walks in and immediately starts to yell at Toby telling him not to be inviting Jimmy over for dinner every goddamn night. Toby of course doesn’t understand since he’s her boyfriend. Ashley then tells Terri and Toby that she’s about ready to break up with him because he’s suffocating her. Toby’s so shocked, he drops the dinner plate he was cleaning.

Back at school Emma is showing Manny her new white skirt. Toby stops by Jimmy’s locker and it’s all decorated because it’s his birthday. Jimmy comes along being chased by some girls and stupid Toby decides for that day of all days to tell him about Ashley wanting to break up with him. What a dumb stupid fuck. Jimmy demands to know what Ashley said and he starts asking if she feels suffocated and that they’re together too much. Toby doesn’t say a thing except shake his head yes. Even to the question if she wants to break up with him. Jimmy get’s all sad and just walks away.

Toby, Jimmy

Outside JT tells Toby that he shouldn’t have said a fucking thing to him. But Manny disagree’s because she’s an idiot. In no way was it in Toby’s place for him to be telling Drake all that shit. JT and Toby leave and that’s when Sean comes by to say hi to Emma. For some reason he apologize to her about the stupid horoscope thing. Emma stands up to go with him and Manny spots something on Emma’s bottom. She quickly pulls her back down and asks her if she sat on something. Emma then stands up and see’s what happen. Yup, she got her period because Manny says that it hasn’t happened to her yet. She tells Sean all embarrassed that she can’t go with him and that he should just go away. He does with a look of confusion on his face.

Emma, Manny

Else where Ashley is telling Terri that she can’t break up with him that night since it’s his birthday. Oh if she only knew that Toby already fucked everything up for her. Jimmy comes along and he tells her that she doesn’t have to come over that night. Meanwhile Emma all awkwardly is walking with Manny behind her going to the girls washroom. Manny points out to her that she can get pregnant now.

Inside Manny takes away a magazine and we see this really nasty looking blood stain on Emma’s white skirt. Emma starts going on about having a book report to do in the next period and Manny leaves to find her some gym shorts to wear.

Emma, Blood Stain

In the hallway Ashley and Toby get into an argument about Jimmy. He tells her why she’s bothering to go since she’s just going to dump his ass. She get’s pissed because it was obvious that Toby was listening in on her conversation with Terri. But wait, wasn’t Toby there the whole time she was yelling about how annoying Jimmy is? She starts to go off on Toby telling him how he doesn’t understand anything since he’s just a stupid toad. But Toby just says, “You don’t bring people into your life just to throw them away.” The geek does make a good point and she knows it.

The worst person possible walks into the girls bathroom and that’s right, it’s Paige and she immediately see’s the huge fucking blood stain. But she would have to be blind not to see it. Paige tells her that she shouldn’t be wearing light colors if she’s getting her period. Emma tells her that she didn’t know that she was getting it and goes into a stall all embarrassed. Paige surprisingly helps Emma out and gives her a pad while she’s in the next stall taking a huge smelly shit. Paige goes on to say that now she’ll end up getting boobs, saying that they’re actually pretty great. But Paige barely has any of her own.


Turns out that Manny found Emma some oversized gym shorts and it’s time for them to give their book report in Mrs Kwan’s class. Emma’s all holding on to the shorts and everyone is laughing at her attire for some reason. Toby and JT won’t shut the hell up about it, JT saying, “Aw did Emmy pee her pants.” Emma not giving a motherfuck tells him, “No, I just got my period for the first time.” And goes on to say that it’s perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed off. Mrs Kwan tells her right on. Toby and JT are all shocked at the word while Sean raise’s his big ass eyebrows in surprise and then smiles because he seems to like the thought that Emma can now bare children.

Emma, Manny, Mrs Kwan Sean

After school Ashley and Jimmy arrive at his place and it’s pretty obvious that he’s a rich son of a bitch, the place looks a little too fancy. But what a surprise, his parents are no where to be found. He listens to the answering machine and his mom tells him both her and his dad are working late again and that he should just order himself a pizza. Ashley then invites him over to her house for dinner and that’s when things get sour and it’s all stupid Toby’s fault. He tells her to forget it and if they can just break up and get it over with already. He quickly figures out that she didn’t want to break up with him only because it’s his birthday. In a fit of anger he kicks her ass out and then with tears in his eyes, he orders a pizza, his usual he tells the guy at the pizzeria.

Jimmy's house Drake, Crying

The next day at school Manny asks her if she’s feeling ok and Emma can’t help being all sarcastic with her. She then tells Manny all about her plan to have a petition signed so that they’ll get disposable tampon machines in the girls washroom. Paige signs it and because she’s a major bitch and she can’t help herself, she asks Sean if he wants to sign her petition too. Emma instantly get’s all embarrassed, but Paige’s plan backfires on her because Sean doesn’t give a shit and just signs it saying, “If Emma came up with it, it’s gotta be a good idea.” Paige just leaves while rolling her eyes and Emma is even more in love with Sean now.

Emma in love

At Ashley’s locker, she opens it up and we see this cheesy picture of Jimmy that says, Ashley, I love you this much!!  XOXO Jimmy. She get’s all sad and that’s when she spots him taking down her pictures inside his locker. She comes up to him and wants to talk to him. She goes on to say that she just overreacted and then hugs him. He asks her if she’s just doing it because she feels sorry for him. She lies to him telling him no, even though that’s exactly the reason why. All pathetic he says, “I love you Ash” and then they hug it out.

Jimmy, Picture

Ashley, End Credits

This is another episode that was just ok. Ashley and Toby were totally annoying in it, but at least I learned from Paige that you’re not supposed to wear light colors while you’re going through your period.


Author: Degrassi TNG Guy

Well what's there to know. I got bored after finished Degrassi Junior High Reviewed, so I thought, why not do The Next Generation. Even though I vowed that I wouldn't. Well hope you guys enjoy these reviews as well. I definitely see this as the companion series to DJHR.

6 thoughts on “Season 1, Episode 9, “Coming Of Age”

  1. Why does every period episode of a show have to feature the person wearing white? You can visibly see blood on other colours too. It was pretty surprising/gross they showed the blood stain though.

    Jimmy is actually Lucy 2.0 except his future was so bright he did need shades a la Drake, while she just became disabled.

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    • HAHA! That is so true. I guess they chose white so that it’ll stand out more. It totally looked gross as hell though.

      Oh, shit, I forget that his character becomes disabled too. How did I not noticed that until now. He’s more like Lucy then I first realized.


  2. Emma: It’s like summer outside!
    hence why she is wearing an ugly long sleeved turtleneck thing.

    Also, what kind of magic period blood is that? To get where it was with no other stain near it? Is Emma a witch? I know she’s a bitch but does she have some kind of magic period blood powers to make it land like it did? Or was she sitting on her skirt in an fucked up why? I’ve been a woman for a while and I can’t say that style of stain in that location (a foot below her butt) hasn’t happened to me. That shit gets everywhere on every color of the damn rainbow.

    between her PMSing and wearing white, if you didn’t know what was happening, you were obviously someone who was a Manny and hadn’t had that happen to them yet. Or just stupid.

    God I hate Emma. And about half the other characters but my loathing for Emma is strong. This is show is why I hate the name “Emma”.


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