Last week I discovered that Philip had never seen the Degrassi series. Immediately we added it to our Netflix queue so that he could experience all of the wonders that this Canadian teen drama of the late eighties has to offer. Disc one arrived yesterday and we dove right in. The first season was pretty mild compared to some of the later episodes, but we did learn important lessons about responsibility, cheating, drinking, and child abuse. Philip did a ton of research on the show before we started watching it so he would fill in from time to time with little factoids about the series like "Did you know that they were trying to make it appear to be an American series so sometimes you can see them using American money or some cars had American plates." I didn't notice any of the American additives, but I did notice the heavy Canadian accents and the poor Canadian fashion which lead me to believe that there is no way this show could ever pass as something American. We watched all of the first disc and were a little bummed when we realized that we have to wait until Monday for the second disc to arrive, too bad we don't live near the Naro video store anymore. For your enjoyment, I leave you with the Degrassi Jr. High Theme Song.