I just watched the teaser for the new season of Degrassi on TeenNick and I must say I am excited!
My daughter and step daughter, ages 10 & 11, have finally given me the perfect excuse to sit back and watch every episode of this show! I’ve been watching it for quite a while, but up until last year no one else in the house liked it so I’d forget it was coming on or I’d get busy doing something else and I’d miss it. But now I have 2 girls screaming and running thru the house reminding me and everyone else it’s almost time! Works out good for me, their like human alarm clocks! That reminder button you push on your TV guide does nothing compared to these 2!
The only thing I hate is occasionally my husband will walk by the TV and say one of his little comments like “Not this again!” or “Aren’t you a little old to be watching this?” It’s especially bad when he says “Isn’t this on TeenNick?” emphasis on the teen part.
So that leaves me wondering: Why do I enjoy watching a show geared toward teenage girls?
I have thought about this quite a bit because it does seem odd that someone my age would even be remotely interested in a show about teenagers and high school, but I keep coming back to the same conclusion- it’s an honest to goodness good show and there’s not many of those left on TV! Degrassi is a like a soap opera for teens and preteens and the issues they deal with on the show are issues everyone no matter what their age deals with. They aren’t afraid to put the topics out there that our children face, hell that we adults face! – Like teen pregnancy, school violence, peer pressure, young love and break ups, drug and alcohol abuse, lesbian and gay acceptance, transgender issues, eating disorders, mental illnesses, rape, STD’s, need I go on?!
And with each hush, hush topic they throw at us their ratings only increase! I have had numerous talks with both of my girls since they started watching this show with me (and it is them approaching me might I add) with questions about 1 or more of the topics they saw discussed in an episode. When I was a kid I got my questions answered at school or on the school bus- which I now know most of those answers were incorrect. (thanks everyone who contributed!)
Do I honestly need anymore reasons to love this show?! I have more, many more reasons, but if I name anymore it will just make it seem like I’m trying to justify my love for this show and not simply explain the reason why I like it, alot. ;)
So until I find something I don’t like about this ‘teeny bopper’ show I will proudly say “Oh I can’t wait for the new season in July!”