The Brilliance of the Degrassi Telenovela Format

It is no secret to readers of the Boles Blogs Network that I love the television show Degrassi — so much so that I used the power of it and the internets to scare David Boles. I would now like to tell you why I am quite impressed by a decision the producers made last year — to nearly double the length of the season and have part of it in a telenovela format.

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The Degrassi Review

A long time ago (Fall 2004) in a Seattle apartment far, far away (about three thousand miles or so depending on what route you drive,) a man and his then girlfriend sat down at his television to watch a television program that was called “Degrassi — The Next Generation.” He was hesitant to watch it because it was a program meant for teenagers and he was not a teenager in any sense of the word, though he did have a youthful mentality about many an issue. Fast forward to the present day. I am that man, and am married to aforementioned then girlfriend, and am eagerly awaiting July 18 as the beginning of the eleventh season of the show now known as Degrassi. Yes — I, kooky tati, love Degrassi — here is why you might come to love it as well.

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Today, I Got Scared by the Internets: Ten Sentence Story #128

Today, I got scared by the Internets.

I was minding my own business when a Google Alert shot into my Inbox.

I dutifully clicked the link.

Then, I found this “Kooky Dude” — “Kooky Tati?” — staring me down.

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