If you follow me on twitter, you will know that I am very upset and hurt (read: furious) about the fact that there is only one season of Degrassi: The Next Class on Canadian Netflix. This is a Canadian show, and it’s on basically all the other versions of Netflix in the rest of the world, EXCEPT Canada (and France). It’s tremendously unfair that Canadians can’t watch the show that is based in their own country without trying to use a sneaky way to watch American Netflix. Oh, just kidding, that doesn’t work anymore. So, if you’re like me, and you’re feeling really salty about the unfairness of this, I’ve compiled a list of movies and tv shows that star some of the actors who have been on Degrassi, too. Please note that although I am recommending these titles at this time, know that I haven’t watched most of them so I cannot speak to quality. But they are filled with Degrassi people, not just from The Next Class, but some are from The Next Generation!
- Full Out
This movie has Zoe, Becky, and Craig! Love it! In this, Zoe plays a girl who feels super entitled and then loses everything she’s been working on and has to rebuild. Sound similar?
- Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Apparently Eli is in this. haha
- Being Erica
Paige Michalchuk plays a young version of Erica’s mother.
- Date with Love
Darcy is in this.
- The Vampire Diaries
This one is pretty obvious I guess, but Mia is in this 😉
- 4th Man Out
Craig is in this one!
- Blood Pressure
Craig is in this one, too. One of the guys from Glee is also in it, if that interests you.
And, if you are wondering what you can do to get Degrassi: The Next Class, seasons 2 and 3 on Canadian Netflix (where they belong), check out this petition!
I love Degrassi. I grew up watching reruns of Degrassi Jr High and Degrassi High on CBC when I was in high school. And so, when a new generation of the show started, I was thrilled. The Next Class is the newest rendition of Degrassi, and I was so excited to see some of my faves are back. Miles, and Zoe, in particular. As well as Lola! She was more of a side character in the previous series, so it’s nice for her to have more of a character in this one. Annoyed by all the Maya stuff, but c’est la vie! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should totally check out the show! It’s on Netflix, y’all! Here are the other reasons why you should immediately go watch Degrassi Next Class on Netflix NOW:
- Super relevant to what teens and young adults are dealing with
It’s got dating struggles, feminism, masterbation and drug use. And so, so much more! It’s very relatable for teens and young adults, and I think it might even be something parents could watch with their teens and young adults. It’s got the right amount of drama to keep it interesting and fun, too.
- Super cute fashion
I’m pretty sure past series were costumed exclusively by Le Chateau, I am not sure if it still is. Either way, the outfits and accessories they have are SO CUTE. Check them out 😉
- Funny Degrassi universe versions of social media
Facerange, and Hastygram are just a few of the real life social media platforms they create their own versions of. It’s pretty fun to see what they’ll call things.
- Not many episodes yet
As of right now, I can only access 10 episodes from the first season. I finished it in about a day and a half. It’s so easy to go through them all so fast!!
- The next season is coming … soon
Season 2 was allegedly released July 22. However, I don’t seem to have access to it yet. So hopefully I gain access to it soon!! Season one had kind of a pretty big cliffhanger, and I want to know what happens.
If you’ve already watched it, how did you like it? Share in the comments!