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.
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.
It's also one of the few teen dramas to be nominated for an Emmy two years in a row (in 20).
It also has a very teenage morality — meaning that a Family-Unfriendly Aesop is as common as a straight one.
After her parents were alerted to her former ways through her disciplinary file at school, she soon realized that she needed to improve her life, but despite trying to do this, she still manages to make the same mistakes from time to time, although she has become consistent with being the best student she can possibly be.
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.And despite the famed Anvilicious-ness of the show, some of the lessons taught by the show are important for the teenage audience.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.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.During summer break, Adam was involved in a car accident after texting Becky while driving and later passed away during surgery.When Torres was killed off from the series in 2013, controversy ensued, When Degrassi introduced its large and loyal audience to Adam Torres, an authentic, multi-dimensional transgender character, the show not only made television history, but set a new standard industry standard for LGBT inclusion.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.The following is a list of characters who have appeared in the television series. He and his stepbrother Drew transferred to Degrassi due to the excessive bullying that he received at his old school.After being outed by Bianca, he was once again the victim of transphobia, although he eventually earned the respect and admiration that he deserved from his classmates.