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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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1995   1994  
Top Rated TV #245 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Patty Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 Rickie Vasquez (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 Angela Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 Brian Krakow (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 Rayanne Graff (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 Jordan Catalano (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 Sharon Cherski (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 Danielle Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 Graham Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)


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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

25 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Someone Like Me  »

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Although Claire Danes was just fifteen at the time of filming, her co-star Jared Leto was 23. See more »


Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »


Angela: You're not going to class?
Jordan: What's it to you?
Angela: You know you're gonna get expelled. Don't you care?
Jordan: Don't matter.
Angela: Of course it matters.
Jordan: She's looking to throw me out, okay? She's been waiting for this. She thinks I'm a loser.
Angela: You're crazy to let her tell you what you are.
Jordan: What are you talking about?
Angela: She doesn't know you. She doesn't know who you are! You can't let her decide what you do.
Jordan: Hey! I decide what I do! And maybe I wanna get kicked out.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.33 (2009) See more »


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Written by Buffalo Tom
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The show that started realistic portrayals of teens...
15 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I just happened to read the comments made by the previous reviewer and I have to laugh. First I will address the "need for a show about a teen nerd." Have you watched TV at all in the last 50 years? Let's see: Doogie Houser, M.D., Blossom, The Facts of Life, etc... T.V. has repeatedly offered up fare consisting of pure, wholesome, virtuous teenagers.

The fact is that teenagers rebel against their parents, care too much about that they wear, obsess over sex, etc. The teens are a time of experimentation and soul-searching. And My So-Called Life was the first T.V. show that honestly addressed the issues that modern teenagers were facing on a day to day basis. We can thank it for the other television shows that dared to follow its example and offer characters that teenagers can actually relate to.

Unfortunately, it doesn't contain the morality lessons that Leave it to Beaver always imparted, but the morality of the Cleavers was a thing of the past in the divorce-ridden, gay-friendly, sexually aware 90s. And before anyone attempts to throw it in my face that things would be so much better if we could hearken back to days gone by, let me remind you that the "decline of the family" occurred as a result of the staunch and oppressive 50s. People didn't confront issues back then and it made the situation worse. But now we have an opportunity to examine these issues with great programs like My So-Called Life.

It is a travesty of justice that it was ever cancelled.

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