In the , Emma narrowly avoids getting raped by a pedophile she met online (and Emma's mother got pregnant with her as a teen on the 1980s show).
However, on the plus side, the Soap Opera format lets it go much deeper and more long-term than the average show about teens (no solving problems in twenty minutes, and most of the kids have gone through real Character Development). The show is one of the few exceptions to Dawson Casting; the teenage characters are almost all played by actual teenagers, and they're very good actors, lately coming to the series with years of experience in other TV productions, often alongside each other.
Another major problem for Adam had been finding love as a trans man.
After numerous attempts at romance, he finally found true love in Becky Baker despite their beliefs.
They took a break while she attended science summer camp; on her return Dave tells her he slept with someone else.
Alli breaks up with him and goes to Jake's cabin where they share a kiss due to her being upset over Dave. She begins dating Leo after a school trip to Paris, and almost gets married.
She briefly became a stripper to prevent her family from being evicted.
After realizing things were never going to change at home, she moved in with Paige, Marco, and Ellie.
The show is usually cited as one of the few "earnest" Teen Dramas and the show has won a Peabody in 2011 for the portrayal of Adam, the first regular transgender character in the history of teen television.On the negative side, the show is as melodramatic as adult soaps.There are times when it feels like one giant Very Special Episode stretched out into a Story Arc (except that the very special problem isn't resolved in twenty minutes).She was considered a bad girl at Degrassi who hung out with her boyfriend Jay and his gang.Her exterior softened as she befriended Ellie, Marco, and eventually her nemesis Paige, with whom she began a lesbian relationship.It is the fourth series set in the fictional Degrassi universe created by Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979.Like its predecessors, Degrassi: The Next Generation follows a group of students from Degrassi Community School, a fictional school in Toronto, Ontario, and depicts some of the typical issues and challenges common to a teenager's life.After he hits her on several occasions, Alli breaks up with him and begins dating Dallas.Anya was transferred from Lakehurst to Degrassi with her classmates and is Holly J.'s on/off best friend and often target of her bossiness and criticism.With so few transgender characters on television, we are disappointed that Adam’s story had to end this way, and we hope other shows will follow Degrassi’s lead in bringing stories like his to viewers...The combination of Adam being a favorite character, and Jordan being at the end of her contract, presented a unique opportunity to tell this story through such a beloved character.