"Alternate universe"

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Posted by Melanie W. on October 11, 2004 at 16:16:11:

In Reply to: Christina Schmidt: Degrassi Season One posted by HSG on October 11, 2004 at 00:39:39:

Its great to be able to see the whole season this way, and watch the entire Terri arc. A scene that really gets me every time I watch it is at the beginning of Eye of the Beholder. Terri tells her dad she doest want to go to the school dance at all, because she doesnt think any guy will want to dance with her. Her dad tells her shes beautiful, and that "Theyll be lining up for miles". Terri responds by saying - "Yeah, maybe in some alternate universe".

But thats a total myth. The true "alternate universe" is the MEDIA universe. Only in the alternate universe of television, with its anti-plus prejudice, could someone as pretty as Terri/Christina ever have a hard time getting a date. In the real world, guys WOULD be lining up around the block to take her to a dance.

The episodes also show that Christina is not just pretty, but a really talented actress. There is no way Terri would have been such a great character if someone else had played her. The discs include great extras like the original cast auditions, and Christinas audition was totally convincing, and very moving. It really gets to you. But later in the dsic, there is another audition with a diffrent actress from the show trying out for the role of Terri, and you can see right away that she doesnt put as much feeling into it, and is nowhere near as believable in the part as Christina was.

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