Brought to you from the Degrassi Black Hole, Chris Sharpe & Terri McGregor recap Degrassi: TNG’s most horrifying moments while they rewatch the series
S3E21: Real Friends
If your mother is worth a damn, you grew up hearing the age-old phrase, "everybody ain't ya friend." Unfortunately, Sean's mother is not worth a damn and so he did not grow up hearing this phrase, and it shows. When Tracker takes a job in Alberta (which is a province in Canada, not a city), Sean is faced with a problem: should he stay or should he go (look at him sounding like Craig in S3E7). Sean tries to stay, but he makes a mistake when he reveals to the wrong people that he no longer has any supervision at home. Meanwhile, JT struggles to be the bigger man and look past Manny's past.
S3E20: Get in, Loser; We’re Playing Hooky
This week in these Degrassi streets, Terri & Chris recap the last episode where you will ever see Terri. Mr. Radditch takes a mysterious blonde to lunch, where he narrowly escapes a run-in with three Degrassi students who are ditching school. For those of the students who did not ditch school today, they are in for a real treat: a fight between two unsuspected students. Tune in to play trivia with Terri (she actually gets a few right this week) and to find out where Cotton-Eye Joe came from, and where he does go.
3.19: Supa Dope Batter
Welcome back Degrassi Panthers. We are entering Spinner's redemption era arc as he is now okay with Marco's "gayosity" and helping him to prepare for Marco's first date with Dylan! Elsewhere at Degrassi, Chris' least favorite OG TNG character stars in a cheesy commercial. Tune in for tidbits, trivia & more!
S3E18: For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
This week in the Degrassi Universe, it's a great time for some absolute bangers. Chris & Terri discuss which song they'd pick to be their favorite and a few parenting lessons from Caitlin & Joey (remember: don't take advice from Caitlin Ryan though). It's a lighthearted, trigger-free episode this week so be sure to tune in to catch up.
S3E17: Don't Take Advice from Caitlin Ryan
TW: Partner abuse/Physical trauma.
In this week's episode of Below the Dot Podcast, Chris & Terri review some of their favorite podcast moments during 2022. Can't believe we're 45 episodes in the game! Somewhere around 340 episodes left to go (give or take a few with two-part episodes). We also talk about how Terri was done dirty by Degrassi writers, but Christina Schmidt is flourishing so let's all clap to that. Anyway, please remember that there is a trigger warning in effect for this episode as we will be discussing Terri's unfortunate (and perhaps literal) downfall. We'll be back in 2023 with new episodes!
S3E16: No One Gets Left Behind
This week on Degrassi we go back in time to 1985 when both Take On Me (the song title) & The Breakfast Club were released. Unsure of why they used this song for the episode, but if you know please tell us. Chris & Terri do some trivia - which Terri fails at miserably. We also do some googling on air to learn about some problematic terms the characters use in future seasons. You have to listen to find out though :)
Officially a Degrassi Stan, several decades later
Much like the cast of Degrassi TNG, I’m a late bloomer and am just now discovering at my big age (which will remain undisclosed) what a great show this is. Chris and Terri do a great job of breaking down the episodes without making a newcomer like me feel excluded. It really feels like I’m just binging Degrassi at a friends place, I love it!
Great For Degrassi Fans and Newbies
The timing on this podcast is perfect. I’ve been rewatching the series since the announcement of the reboot and being able to listen along is like the being a part of a Degrassi Fan Club I wish existed when it originally aired. The different segments beyond the recap are also enjoyable!
Not your day old guacamole
I love the way Chris & Terri offer an updated perspective on storylines that may have aged worse than day old guacamole. It takes a few episodes to get into their stride as they learn the podcast world, but it’s very engaging the way they tie older storylines to current events and personal life stories.