A Canadian TV show which takes place in a high school with kids who have a shitload of issues which can be realistic but sometimes can be a little melodramatic and ridiculous, i think the writers just want to capture every possible bad situation that can happen in a high school, happening to the one school, to only a particular group of students.
What's funny is that most of the shows graduates are trying to become actors, models and arts students, succeeding in all 3, sending a terrible message to kids who are yet to discover the employability and the common salary of an art student graduate.
If you are 12 and have anxious, paranoid parents, start watching this show with them.
Degrassi the Next Generation scenarios
The realistic: Girlfriend/boyfriend problems, I’m gay but am scared to tell people problems, fat girl has self confidence issues, kids trying an illegal drug for the first time etc
the more extreme storylines: 12 year old meet a pedophile after chatting on the internet, 2 girls gets raped, teacher accused of molesting a 13 year old, A SCHOOL SHOOTING, a main character stabbed to death (bashing him wasn’t dramatic enough apparently), Kevin Smith filming a kids version of Jay and Silent Bob at the school whilst developing a relationship ten pregnancy, bipolar kid goes off meds, gay kid almost becomes a prostitute etc