Wednesday, June 30, 2004

americans are so lame. i'm still struggling to accept the fact that the abortion-themed episodes of this season's degrassi: the next generation will likely never air here. everyone's favorite canadian teen drama is on the nickelodeon-owned "the-n", formerly named noggin, which could hardly be called controversial. still, they regularly screen episodes of my so-called life with sexual content. why not these degrassi shows? fans with information on the craig/manny pregnancy were specifically told not to mention it on the-n's message boards. the side plots aired as "mini-episodes" during commercials, further evidence that the network has no plans on airing the full shows in the future. from what i hear, manny made a very informed and responsible decision and the story line was far better handled than equally touchy subjects like abusive relationships and self-mutilation. it's disgraceful that in order to see the programs, i had to make a shady contact on the internet with connections in canada. maybe some day we will live in a society where women are seen as deserving the rights given to their unborn children. not to get too heavy...