There's nothing that sums up my childhood more than tuning in every Friday night to watch a new episode of "Degrassi: The Next Generation. The moment I saw Marco spin around at the end of the iconic theme song to expose the back of his jean jacket, I automatically knew we were in for an alarming array of storylines for the next 30 minutes. There was even one point in my life that I was desperate to watch the show that I had to sneak and watch it with the volume lowered because I knew how they weren't sure if my year-old self had any business watching a show like that at the time. Their topics ranged from sexuality, pregnancy, rape and infidelity to drugs, alcohol, suicide, racism, gun violence, and more. After all, its tagline was "it goes there" and that's exactly what they did season after season. Here are the top 14 "Degrassi" moments that benefitted my understanding of comprehensive sexuality more than my high school sex ed class. Tag your best friend who would do this for you! Emma and Manny are late to a book presentation and both of them awkwardly have to maneuver a large jacket tied around Emma's small waist so that it won't fall and expose the stain of period blood on her skirt.
Only added the ones with pics. Actress Solo. Actress He Never Died.
For example, be cautious when talking to randos on the Internet. Oh, and getting your period in the middle of class is super embarrassing, but all you need is a BFF to have your back literally and you'll be fine. And who could forget the age-old proverb, "No bracelet is worth gonorrhea. But perhaps the biggest lesson "Degrassi" taught us about life is that no matter how awkward you look in middle school, you will grow up to be super effing hot. Don't believe us?
From forgettable newbies to the classic Degrassi crew, we're ranking every character. Caralynn Lippo. The virtually indestructible teen drama is like nothing else on television. Luke had the dubious distinction of being the only member of the main cast who was also a rapist. He is, without a doubt, the single worst major character in "Degrassi" history.