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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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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Someone Like Me See more »

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California, USA See more »

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(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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A novelization was released in 1999 which continued the story of Angela and her friends. The book titled "My So-Called Life Goes On" was written by Catherine Clark. See more »

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Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

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Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: So where were you all day? Like I can't guess.
Angela: What do you mean? What can't you guess?
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Angela, I know all about it. Like, I know about the letter.
Angela: You know about the letter? How could you know?
[pause]
Angela: Brian Krakow. The reason for all pain.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: You realize that Brian wrote that letter, right?
Angela: Well, yeah. I kinda figured that.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Okay good. I don't feel so bad for blabbing it, then. I kinda figured you'd figure it out.
Angela: Well, yeah.
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Referenced in Imposters: My So-Called Wife (2017) See more »

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A Perfect Example of a Five-Star Television Series
27 November 2004 | by morenomark-1See all my reviews

Remember the first time you said goodbye to someone and you knew you would never, ever see them again? Remember how that felt? If you do, then you know Angela Chase and her family and friends on "My So-Called Life", a simple show about a group of people at a specific time in their lives that is like the fly stuck in amber.

There are only nineteen episodes of this most compelling of programs, then it is done. As the nineteenth episode ends, you are left with a painful feeling deep inside. You have come to care for these people and now they are gone. The next day, the rerun cycle will begin again and you will watch, entranced, as Angela and Rayanne and Rickie and Jordan and Brian and Sharon and Patty and Graham and Danielle travel through the same nineteen hours again, as you sit back, longing for that nineteenth episode to be followed by episode twenty. But it never comes. It's cruel.

"My So-Called Life" is a good argument to never watch television again. And a great argument to say you're glad you did. It's not simply a show about angst-ridden mid-ninetees teens. It's much more.

You owe it to yourself to watch these nineteen episodes, to get a glimpse at what a five-star television series looks like...and how wrong it is when a television network takes it away.

Kudos to all involved.

This series is required viewing.


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