Monday, August 15, 2011

Alex Steele

This just in from the lovely Stephen Stohn's twitter...

"It would've been to difficult story-wise to bring back @alexzasteele [Alex Steele] as Angela, so we're bringing her back anyway: as Tori!"

For anyone who is confused - or just didn't become a true Degrassi-ite until more recently - don't worry, I can explain why that's exciting.

In case you couldn't figure it out, Alex Steele is the younger sister of Cassie Steele (Manny).  She was on Degrassi for a few seasons as the minor character of Angela Jeremiah.  She was in the first 5 seasons, as Joey's son and Craig's step-brother and had a few cute plots but was never vital towards anything.  She was in kindergarten during season 1 and 2, so it was always sort of a joke among some Degrassi fans that one day she would go to Degrassi Community School and become a more important character but when Joey and Craig left the show, she had to leave, too.

Now, though, she'll be coming back to the cast of Degrassi, this time as principle character Tori.  Tori has potential to be a character that needs a punch in the face, but it'll be nice to see Alex in a bigger role.

Tori is described as a girl whose parents have never told her no.  She's a child model and who was frequently in beauty pageants and essentially believes she's the best at everything.

I'm gonna be honest, I don't watch as much Degrassi as I should anymore.

But if I were watching, I would be super excited for this character.  I love characters that I constantly want to punch.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First Post of 2011

We're only... 5 months into it.  At least I haven't let a full half-year go by.  I am really sorry again for not posting regularly.  I'm not much busier than I was last year, when Mango and I had our post a day kick.  I guess the blog has become less of a priority to me as Degrassi became less of a priority.  Don't get me wrong, I still LOVE the show, but the quality has gone down.  It's difficult to get excited about new episodes, but I'm still super excited by the concept of Degrassi.
To any followers who really love our writing style or poignant humor or just like reading our posts and laughing at our stupidity, don't worry, you'll still get your fill of JJ and Mango antics, I think.  Just less regularly.  Unless season 11 of Degrassi takes it back to a whole new level again.
There's probably 2 people who genuinely worshipped the blog, so I'm not too worried about breaking anyone's spirit.  (Except all those faithful imaginary readers, but they can read imaginary posts, so it's okay.)
So I was thinking to make up for lost time, I can post my reflections on Degrassi through multiple posts revolving around central characters.  This post is not about anything in particular.  It's just me writing again.
So hello.
I'll go write a post now...
So goodbye.

Monday, December 27, 2010

So So So So So So Sorry!

Dear readers (all of whom have probably disappeared since we haven't posted in a lifetime) - 

I am (as the title indicates) so so so so so so sorry for abandoning you!  I didn't mean to, I swear.  The worst part is, it's most definitely too late to review all the episodes of last season... it's also too late to do next season promo highlights.  The only thing I can talk about and still be relevant is the up coming "Every Degrassi Episode Ever" marathon.  And even that I have nothing to say about.  Just that episodes will be airing on the weekends only, according to the previews.  It seems they'll be doing 2 seasons a week (except season 7 since it was sort of long, I guess) and then the next part of season 10 premieres on the 11th of February.

In other news, some random girl named Sadie will be appearing this season, along with Alli.  I don't think she'll be that important, she just gets to be in the promo because she can... she's played by a girl named Alexandria Benoit who I didn't care enough about to research in depth.  From what I've gathered in the 2 minutes of my life I devoted to her, she is the singer in her own band.  She's 18 and as far as the internet is concerned, she's single.  Not that I care about that at all.  But she is pretty.  And not famous yet.  So go for it, should you ever run into an Alex Benoit when you're buying your groceries in Canada.
This is a picture of Sadie/Alex.  I'm officially done caring about her.

Additionally, it looks like Scott Patterson owns a keytar according to his Twitter profile picture thumbnail thingy.  I'm very jealous.  I've actually been saving up for one of those.  Anyone wanna donate to the JJ's Keytar Fund?

Yeah didn't think so.  Why would you give me money after I abandoned you for months?  Unless you're one of the imaginary readers who are eternally faithful.  In which case, I really appreciate it, but imaginary money is useless in this world.

Moving on.  

Actually, I have nothing to say.  Well, I have tons of things to say, but none of my thoughts are all that organized right now.

Wow, I'm really out of it.  In my defense, I haven't blogged in a while.

Okay, I'll be going now.  I'll write soon, though, I promise :)


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How Do You HALO?

In other words, how do you help and lead others?

The HALO Awards were started last year by TeenNick as a project by new chairman Nick Cannon.  This award is presented by four celebrities every year to four teens that help and lead others.

And this year, there's a contest (that's for AMERICANS, for once)!

Except of course TeenNick is conspiring against me and JJ, because you have to be between 16 and 24 to enter.


Enter here!  And you can enter once a day!  :)

All you need is a Twitter account, and if you don't have one, go ahead and sign up - it's free!



P.S. It's just been announced by eTalk CTV that Drake is hosting the Juno Awards this year!  

Monday, November 29, 2010

Downright Ridiculous


We haven't posted anything in over a month, and really, I don't think either of us have a valid excuse for that.  We love this blog, and have no idea how we just forgot to post.  We seriously need to get back on top of our game, refreshing Twitter pages and desperately watching TeenNick.

More soon :)



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

February, Why So Far?

Stephen Stohn JUST tweeted...

after 1032 there will be a break in the broadcasts and new episodes will pick up again probably in February...

New Characters

 *** UPDATE ***

Just minutes after this happened, Brogren tweeted: Just kidding! It's our stand in's!!!!! Hahahahaa! I crack myself up!!!!

Really?  Did you have to do that? 


Stefan Brogren just posted this photo!

I also found something interesting from a  while back that we forgot to post...

The 10th season of Degrassi will further explore the lives of the students, as well as tackle many issues that are relevant to teens today including divorce, bullies, gender identity, community service, double standards, Internet safety, family dynamics, runaways and romance.
Runaways?  Do you think that'd just be Fiona hopping on a plane to Canada, or maybe someone else?



P.S. Our blog has been acting up, which is probably why the font on this post is a weird colour.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I Solemnly Swear

On my honor I will try to post Degrassi reviews weekly.  Starting with today's episode.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Adamo Ruggiero on LGBT Youth

Adamo Ruggiero, formerly Marco Del Rossi on Degrassi, posted a video on his Youtube channel on LGBT youth.  In case you do not know, LGBT stands for lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered.

Adamo Ruggiero-my message to LGBT youth 

We support Adamo and LGBT youth everywhere!



P.S. I'm not sure why half this post is bolded, but it's fine, I hope... 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Seventeen's Best TV High School Boyfriends


Who didn't see this coming? :)

Here's the article.

If you can't read it, here's what it says (NOT OURS):

"Craig is so over — Sav is the new Degrassi hottie! His relationship with Anya has kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Will they end up together? Will his parents' opinion win out? The true man comes out in Sav when he takes Anya to meet his parents even though they don’t like her because she isn’t Muslim. Any boy willing to stand up for you is a keeper. Plus, he’s in a band and knows how to play the guitar! Being a hot musician always wins a guy bonus points!"

Seventeen forever!