Monthly Archives: July 2017

Rehash: Degrassi: Next Class Season 4

I’m really sad to see this class of seniors go (nothing new here). There are just so few good characters left at Degrassi, I’m not sure what to think about season 5. But let’s not worry about that now, let’s breakdown season 4.

  • Miles – Him and Tristan are still the cutest. Miles showing up at the hospital in his tux instead of going to prom was so adorable.
  • Tristan – I assumed we’d see a lot more of him this season. His recovery really should have been covered more. I really hope he is back next season to finish his senior year.
  • Lola – I love her so much. With each episode she gets better and better. She was such a good friend to Yael. It just shows she is too good for Frankie and Shay. They don’t deserve her.
  • Maya – Glad she finally had some screen time with Zig but things were left too open-ended for me. We will most likely never see her again, and I just want to know her and Zig are together.
  • Zig – See both Maya.
  • Esme – Oh man she is so pyscho. I love it. She is one of the most screwed up characters this show has had. I feel like her story can’t be over. I’m hoping she has to repeat senior year. If Imogene can randomly fail, then Esme can too.
  • Zoe – She was pretty absent this season so no real comment except her mom sucks.
  • Grace – She got new lungs!
  • Tiny – Guy can dance.
  • Shay – Between camping and promposal I can’t handle her anymore. She is so awkward. I get embarrassed just watching her.
  • Frankie –  Frankie has always been a little odd, but a three person relationship. Okay, that’s a new one.
  • Jonah – This is the least I’ve ever hated him. I attribute this to his relationship with Grace.
  • Hunter – No video game dating or bringing guns to school. This guy got boring quick.
  • Yael – Her gender identity struggle has been one of the most fascinating stories this show has had.
  • Vijay – He got a new hat. This is what happened to him in the 10 episodes.
  • Baaz – Even worse than a new hat, he just butted in where he didn’t belong when it came to Shay’s promposal. Seriously why are these two even on the show?
  • Winston – Did he used to be interesting? If so, I can’t remember.
  • Goldi – Finally this girl got interesting. Her being attacked on the street was new territory for Degrassi and I’m glad they tackled it.
  • Rasha – I still don’t like her. There is just something about her that rubs me the wrong way.
  • Sadd – His relationship Lola is the cutest. There are so few good couples right now, so I’m glad to have to them ship.
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Kudos and Criticism: June 2017

Kudos

  • Season 5 of Orange is the New Black was it’s best. I was very concerned when I read that the season would take place over the course of a couple of days. Well I was wrong, it was amazing. Everything with the riot was on point. Ensemble shows tend to best when all characters are involved in one story line. This would be hard for a show with this large of a cast but they found one of the only ways it could work. I wish it wasn’t over. I can’t wait for season 6 and see all of the repercussions of the riot.
  • Big Brother season 19 is underway and it seems like it is going to be a good one. So far, I am on board with the temptations twists. I think it could lead to some interesting developments in the game. We will see. Also, I won’t complain that Paul is back. Love that guy.
  • My favorite part of the two hour Pretty Little Liars finale was that for awhile at the beginning we got to see the girls happy and living normal lives. This is something I expected to end with, but either way it was nice to see even if it only lasted for a short time. I mean in the end, Caleb and Hanna are married and having a kid. That’s all I need.

Criticism

  • Underground was cancelled. I’m still holding out hope it will get picked up by another network. It is too good to be over.
  • In American Ninja Warrior’s ninth season, the top five women from each city qualifying round move on to the city finals, instead of just the top 30 qualifies no matter what their gender. Not a fan. They claim they made the change because women like Jessie Graff paved the way; well that is the exact reason they shouldn’t do it. Women don’t need special treatment i.
  • We are only a few weeks into city qualifiers on American Ninja Warrior and there have already been two proposals on the course. Come on guys this is lame. How is this special to your girlfriend and your relationship? I just fell on national TV and am all wet but hey let’s spend our lives together. Just what?
  • Team Ninja Warrior‘s finale was a huge disappointment. The course didn’t even change for the final relay race. Nothing about this competition makes sense or is exciting.
  • I gotta say, the series finale of Pretty Little Liars seemed rushed,  very much like when Uber A was revealed. A lot of information was thrown at us in a short time. I still feel like I’m processing. It was also kind of a disappointment that the final A.D. reveal felt like something we had seen before. Spencer has a secret twin (Jessica had a secret twin) who wanted vengeance for a sister she didn’t really know and the life she thinks she was cheated of (Charlotte). I was expecting something a little more original. Like how many family secrets can one person have? Spencer is Mary Drake’s daughter and has a secret twin and Jason is her half brother. Come on now. This couldn’t have been spread out among the liars a little more? Why does Emily have such a normal family in comparison to Spencer and Alison?