Sean… Emma Out
You love the quotes, you love Degrassi, and now we’ve paired them together! In anticipation of this Friday’s network premiere of ‘Mean Girls’ we’re GIFing Degrassi moments with ‘Mean Girls’ quotes. Don’t forget to tune in this Friday, 4/25, 9pm ET! GROOL!
You poor thing. I bet you went to school for this, and you probably worked really hard to get this job, and this is what you’ve been reduced to? Captioning GIFS with quotes from Mean Girls? “Kids still like Mean Girls, right?”
Original U.S. Air Date: 21 November 2008
In the best stories about the teenage experience, things manage to ring true and completely absurd at the same time. Stuff that would be scoffed at as contrived or melodramatic in other places just fit when it’s centered on a teenager. If you read a story where a character’s entire life was suddenly, irreversibly destroyed but actually nothing bad really happened to them in the end, you might write off the narrative as cheap or lazy and you’d probably be right.
It’s different when a parent or some other adult force swoops in and messes up a fictional teenager’s life, like when Clare has a crisis of identity and faith after her parents’ split up, or when Craig has an essential breakdown after his father unexpectedly dies. To those characters, and to the audience that watches the world through their POV for that episode, it does seem like the world has collapsed… and then everything goes back to something like normal the next day.
Degrassi, being a show centered on teenagers, relies on this style of storytelling a lot. Sometimes they get it right, really right, and it’s beautiful. Sometimes they kind of phone it in.
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