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My So-Called Life 

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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents, and school.

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Winnie Holzman
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1995   1994  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Bess Armstrong ...  Patty Chase 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Wilson Cruz ...  Rickie Vasquez 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Claire Danes ...  Angela Chase 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Devon Gummersall ...  Brian Krakow 19 episodes, 1994-1995
A.J. Langer ...  Rayanne Graff 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Jared Leto ...  Jordan Catalano 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Devon Odessa ...  Sharon Cherski 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Lisa Wilhoit ...  Danielle Chase 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Tom Irwin ...  Graham Chase 19 episodes, 1994-1995
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents, and school.

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You know how it feels.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

So many fans protested the cancellation of this show that there was serious talk about reviving production. The talk ended when Claire Danes announced she was not able to work on the series again due to her film schedule. See more »

Goofs

Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

Quotes

Brian: It just really boils down to respect, you know? I have, like, zero respect for him. So, it's that simple. I mean, for me to tutor someone that I don't respect... wouldn't that be almost like using him?
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Make It Home
Written by Juliana Hatfield
Performed by Juliana Hatfield
Courtesy of Mammoth Records/Atlantic Records
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One of the Greats
8 November 2002 | by kinolieberSee all my reviews

When seen in order, these 19 episodes form an amazingly rich chronicle of a year in the lives of Angela Chase, her high school friends and the adults in their lives. Writing this great rarely makes it into series television. As disappointing as it was when the show was cancelled after one year, the result was a self-contained almost novelistic tapestry of interwoven stories that stands alone as one of the finest depictions of adolescence and parenthood ever created for the screen.

One of the most distinctive threads that runs through the series is the way both children and adults deceive themselves about what they really want and need out of life. The drama and humor of the series often revolves around the struggle of the different characters to break through to their genuine selves.

Among many fine story lines, one standout is that of Rickie Vasquez, probably the first depiction of a gay teen on series television, and if not the first, certainly the most unapologetic. I could go on way too long about all the other moving, surprising, heartbreaking and ironic story lines, about the way characters are always surprising us with unexpected depths or insights or abilities, about the use of music, about the incredibly honest and unexploitative depiction of teenage sexuality, and about the performances, which are uniformly superb, even in the smallest roles. Best of all the show is so rich and crafted so brilliantly that it rewards repeated viewing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Someone Like Me See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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