My So-Called Life (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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Top 250 TV #226 | 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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Release Date:

25 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Someone Like Me  »

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(19 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Of the show's 19 episodes, 17 are narrated by the character of Angela. The two episodes narrated by other characters were both directed by Todd Holland. See more »


Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »


Angela: The worst feeling is suddenly realizing that you don't measure up. And that, in the past, when you thought you did, you were a fool.
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Referenced in Work It: My So-Called Mid-Life Crisis (2013) See more »


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if my life were a TV show...
24 June 2004 | by (nowhere) – See all my reviews

my so-called life is the GREATEST TV show ever made. it's a time capsule, a snapshot of what it was like to be a teenager in the early nineties. claire danes as angela chase is poetic and heartfelt. she goes through struggles that all teenagers go through... feeling alienated, pushing her boundaries, being hopelessly in love with a gorgeous boy...

this show is AMAZING. i've seen every episode twice and i still watch it every night on the N. if you doubt how fully amazing this show is, just watch the end of the episode "self esteem" where jordan realizes he loves angela because she's real and has flaws...then walks across the hall and asks in front of everyone if they can "go somewhere". as they're walking away, he takes her hand. MAGIC!

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