Analyzing Afterschool Specials: It Must Be Love (‘Cause I Feel So Dumb!)

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When I was in high school, afterschool specials came in the form of “very special” episodes of Degreassi: The Next Generation. I missed the true afterschool special era, but something has always drawn me to them. I love cheesy coverage of controversial social issues and relationships, the way adults try to appeal to children.