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Old 09-07-2010, 09:59 PM
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I was going to suggest a character who is adopted. Then I realize we had Derek. That was a waste of a potential storyline. I'd be interested in seeing how they adjusted, accept their adoptive parents, maybe even try to locate a birth parent.
I was thinking this too. Forgot about Derek. Almost forgot about Kendra. Why didn't they ever go anywhere with that?! It would have been really interesting and a lot more relatable than half the storylines they come up with.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:40 PM
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Derek was someone they could have done a lot of good things with, from the adoption storyline to the idea of being best friends with someone and then watching them go off and become Mr. Popular while you're left by the wayside, and in turn you turn to a group of...well, not such nice characters to hang with to even that little issue he had with Perino (by far the single oddest stand alone plot in history of the show). They set up some opportunities with his character, but never really did much with it.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:16 PM
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-A same-sex relationship with an abusive partner.

-Male rape, by either a female or another male.

-Teenagers getting married.

-Porn addiction.

-A regular character killing another.

-Schizophrenia.
I'll be honest, I actually really like all of these ideas. They haven't covered any of them yet.

A same-sex relationship with an abusive partner: Even though Dylan was a total jerk to Marco, he never abused him. So. That doesn't count. I don't think Riley would ever intentionally hurt Zane, maybe spiral out of control once or twice, but I wonder if Degrassi would really go all the way with a storyline like that for those two. However, since Degrassi doesn't have any other gay couple on the show, they could use the Riley and Zane storyline. For instance, Zane and Riley could break up over something stupid (for like the tenth time this season) and then Zane could befriend a guy who's also gay and get comfort from him. Then, eventually, Zane would want to start a relationship with him and after they start it, Zane finds out he's abusive. So one day, Zane gets really hurt by him and doesn't know what else to do, so he runs to Riley's house (or Riley saves him, whichever). And then the storyline goes on and on and on and they could really do something with it :/ But that's just my theories/opinions. LOL. However, they might save it for another couple, because Fiona's got the spotlight right now with an abusive partner.

Male rape, by either a female or another male: This could be a potentially good plot, also. I'd love to see both, a male getting raped by a female and a male getting raped by a male. Either way, I'd be intrigued by the storyline. Considering they haven't done rape since Darcy and it's never been a male, I bet their viewer rating might go higher. In any case, I'd love it to be someone no one would expect. Like for instance, Wesley, Dave, KC, etc. And I really hope they make the raper a main character, too. Not just the rapey. I don't want another "I don't know who you are!" or "Oh my God you raped me and I hardly know you!~" I want it to be a legitimate storyline that stays around for a while. Not Darcy's "I was raped now I'm going to wallow in despair and frame a teacher for false pedophilia!"

Teenagers getting married: Spinner and Emma weren't teenagers when they got married, though they were close to it. In any case, I kind of hope KC and Jenna get back together and "marry" before the baby's born, if that's possible. It could be rushed, but I still think it would cause a lot of stress and problems for the two AND Kyle, Jenna's older brother. However, I wonder if the marriage would last long...

Porn Addiction: I honestly think either Connor, Drew or Riley would fit this plot best. For Connor, he's on the computer all the time and doesn't have a girlfriend, so of course he'd be curious. For Drew, he just needs a plot. Like. Something that's not center all the time and doesn't annoy me. Oral sex in the boiler room? Give me a break.
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As for Riley, well. He might get curious about going all the way with Zane (if he hasn't already) one day and want to know the right things to do. And then he'll end up liking it. A lot. XD I don't know, these plots sound insane, but I think one of them would work. I'd honestly love to see this happen to Drew.
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A regular character killing another: Sure, JT was murdered by someone from Lakehurst who was friends with Johnny, Bruce and Luke, but. The guy was never a regular character. I really wanted Fitz to hurt Eli and put him in a critical state for a while, but not kill him. I kind of have a hunch that they're going to kill of an LGBT character sooner or later to show how bad discrimination can get (I.E.: Adam's a huge target right now.).

Schizophrenia: I know that Caitlin was diagnosed with epilepsy in DH, but I think this plot line could go a long way, too. Really. One of the major characters should have schizophrenia. For instance, the new guy Chaz or Chase (whatever his name is, I don't know.) could have it but not know it. Therefore, he'd start acting weird for a while. Or maybe even one of the already center characters, like Wesley or something. I don't know.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:42 PM
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If Degrassi does another abuse storyline again (which, if the show has at least a few years left, you know they will), I'd like to see a big deal made out of emotional or psychological abuse. Not physical abuse. Abuse isn't always obvious and black-and-white like that. Rick emotionally abused Terri before physically abusing her, but they were kind of hand-in-hand. I'd like to see a "love story" type of relationship go this route. So everything seems normal and perfect for a while but then things start to take an ugly turn, such that the victim isn't even aware. I nominate Eclare for this one. Actually, one (one being me) might argue that Declan was becoming financially abusive with Holly J right before they broke up, so they could expand on that too. (I'm not saying that's absolutely and 100% what was going on, just my perception/theory. I'll now duck from the darts coming my way...)

Male rape by women is statistically unlikely. At least it wouldn't be two teens, probably a female adult and a male teen. Connor and Lovequeen16 is the closest we got to that. They could do a Mary LeTourneau on someone like Ms. Oh, which would be interesting... but I don't see it happening. Paige's relationship with Mr. Oleander wasn't even shown to be as wrong as it was.

I could see Drew having a porn addiction. Absolutely. I think Connor might be asexual.

Denmark, you have several spoilers in your post that you should either delete or put behind spoiler tags as a courtesy to those of us who prefer not to know. Thank you.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:38 PM
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I added some spoiler tags (and if there's something else there that you feel needs to be edited out let me know), but in all honestly I think even that little bit that Demark is talking about is more speculative than anything. Truth be told, we really don't know much of anything about what's going to happen in the second half of the season. The spoiler well is pretty dry, at this point.

Drew being a porn addict could actually fit in pretty well with what we've seen of his relationship with his mother.

That line about Oleander/Paige not being portrayed being as wrong as it actually was brings to mind another point, if they ever do another teacher/student relationship, I want to see three things:

1) Make the teacher significantly older, at least in their 30's. No chance of the "well, he/she is only a few years older" argument.
2) Make them good looking. I think back to the comments about LoveQueen16 being very stereotypical in her appearance in her looks and I have to agree that this type of story would work much better if we can understand why the student is falling for them.
3) Make the teacher married, and with kids. Give them some real jeopardy that they're toying with, thus probably making all the more desperate to keep their hold on their relationship with the student.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:27 AM
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I think that emotional abuse storyline was showed enough times in the show's history. Most of the couples were abusive towards each other. Ashley was abusive towards Jimmy and her friend Terri (making her feel inferior), she was also that way with Craig but so was he with her. Craig also abused Ellie and definetely Manny. Someone already mentioned Terri and Rick. Lets not forget Emma, she was abusive in every of her relationships. Paige and Alex also went that route later on. Definetely Marco and Dylan. There was a pretty good plot with Holly J and Anya. Johnny and Alli, Blue and Holly J. Then we also have Paige and Matt. I think Sanya also qualifies. In reality every couple at degrassi had at least one storyline where one of the partners was somewhat abusing the other. It's actually pretty tiring, all the drama that's going on with the couples. I would rather prefer to see strong and happy relationships and make kids deal with other problems. Romances in highschool aren't nearly half as dramatic as degrassi makes them out to be.

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1) Make the teacher significantly older, at least in their 30's. No chance of the "well, he/she is only a few years older" argument.
YES. I'm wondering how old is our new female teacher? She could get together with, let's say Dave? Or maybe Fiona and Purino?
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:32 AM
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Ah! D: Sorry for the spoilers, I didn't even realize But yeah, it's more speculation than anything.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:44 AM
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My issue is really with how it's portrayed. You and I can think something is abusive, but unless it's really brought to light on the show, the majority of fans won't catch on. No one wants Fiona and Bobby back together because that abuse was obvious; same with Rick and Terri, or Paige and Dean. But despite everything that happened and how bad two characters may have been for each other, fans still rooted for Johnny and Alli, Holly J and Blue, Paige and Mr. O, and don't even get me started on Craig. Studies have shown that emotional and psychological abuse can be just as traumatic as physical abuse (sometimes more). I think viewers of the show need to recognize the signs of an abusive relationship that doesn't involve any physical bruises.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:47 PM
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My issue is really with how it's portrayed. You and I can think something is abusive, but unless it's really brought to light on the show, the majority of fans won't catch on. No one wants Fiona and Bobby back together because that abuse was obvious; same with Rick and Terri, or Paige and Dean. But despite everything that happened and how bad two characters may have been for each other, fans still rooted for Johnny and Alli, Holly J and Blue, Paige and Mr. O, and don't even get me started on Craig.
You have a good point here, I guess it is necessary but still I'm tired of it. I guess they kind of showed the effect Craig had on Manny in season four, when she got together with Spinner. And later on when they got back together she always did feel inferior to Ellie. I always believed that her lacking confidence in certain areas was a result of how Craig treated her in the past. Always as second best. Akthough it never been adressed directly on the show. Also I just remembered that Holly J was emotionally abused in season 8 by Alli. I guess I will always like single Holly J the best.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:34 PM
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In that spirit, I would like to see some less intense, not relationship based problems. Maybe it was unusual, but in my school the biggest problems were stress, overwork, and lack of sleep.
I had a thought recently that I'd like to see less dramatic (although to the person it's happening to it might feel that way) situations that a majority of teens have gone through at some point. Although it happened to Ashley in season 2, I'd like to see a character thrown out of their social clique and how that affects them. Or maybe just the slow drift between friends as develop other interest and make new friends.

Or humiliating experiences in gym class. I still have nightmares.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:42 PM
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Or humiliating experiences in gym class. I still have nightmares.


They could probably get a whole season out of that premise.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:31 PM
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Hopefully this wasn't brought up in the thread already, but I've been skimming the episode discussion a bit (hard to miss) and someone mentioned false rape accusation in their post. While I'm sure that won't play out in the upcoming episode, I do think it would be interesting for Degrassi to do, especially if it were to go into the legal system at all. I'd like to see it from both perspectives - how it affects both parties involved.

Just thought I'd mention it here since I didn't think the other thread was necessarily the most appropriate place to expand upon it.

ETA - Not sure why this just popped into my head, and I'm not sure how realistic it is but... I was thinking that maybe there could be a plot where one of the kids gets really into religion. Joins a cult or something, I guess. Nothing positive. I know Boy Meets World did something similar, lol.

Also, as I'm skimming this thread! A couple people brought up less dramatic storylines, which I can relate to, hah. The friends shift would be a really good one, I think. Also, I always thought Degrassi should have two people interact... AND NOT HOOK UP. Like, maybe there was something there, but neither really acted on it and it just faded out. Although, I'm not sure how interesting that would end up being and maybe that's just me who could relate?
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:56 PM
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Continuing the idea of a different rape scenario: I'd like to something that was a bit of a "he said, she said" situation. Maybe we never see the scene where the guy and the girl are alone together right before the sex act occurs. We just hear of it the next day as the girl mentions it to her friends. And then the accusations start. Possibly even law enforcement becomes involved (but I wouldn't exactly expect charges to stick). I would assume that people at school would feel like they had to pick sides between both parties. It would be interesting what dialogue is exchanged between them all. And all the while we as viewers never really know what happened other than what these two character's describe.

That was partially inspired by all the discussion that has been happening on the board here regarding Love Lockdown.

And also I've been thinking about this one incident at my high school this past week. I went to a small school so you hear about basically everything that happened so it wasn't unusual for me as a sophomore to be aware of situations involving seniors. And in this case it was a couple that had been dating all through high school, they were even a pair of homecoming candidates. And the date rape happened sometime prior to that week. I remember seeing the girl crying prior to to the ceremony. The boyfriend wasn't present in school. I have no idea if he wasn't allowed to attend or he was arrested or what. I wasn't aware of a trial or anything, but hey, it wasn't any of my business. I just know that he was never gone for an extended period of time and he graduated with his class. Can you imagine how awkward and painful that must have been for the girl to have all these classes with the guy and be forced to interact with him all year?
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:04 PM
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Whoa. She couldn't get an order of protection? I thought anyone could get an order of protection for any reason. Maybe she didn't know the options available to her. Or maybe she felt it would make things worse. That is seriously horrifying.
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-A character who sleeps with another and gets HIV, and his/her struggles (I know there was a storyline somewhat like this a couple seasons back, but we never heard the results and had no follow-up at all).

-A gay/bisexual character develops a crush. Tells the crush his/her feelings. Crush doesn't take it well.

-Use of hallucinatory drugs.

-Character drops out of high school or quits. Permanently.

-Same as above, but character drops out due to being pregnant.

-A crush which goes on for years and is never requited.

-Character gets a tattoo. Bonus points if its' their boyfriend/girlfriend's name... and then they break up.
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