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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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1995   1994  
Top Rated TV #223 | 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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Like with boys...you have to pretend you don't notice them...noticing you




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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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Early on, Alicia Silverstone was considered for the role of Angela Chase. See more »


Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »


Sharon Cherski: My father almost died. And you were the only person who didn't even seem to care. People I barely knew were coming up to me all like, concerned, and you, you acted like you barely even knew me.
Angela: I know, I know I acted like that. I just didn't know what else to do... I knew I was the last person on earth you wanted to deal with...
Sharon Cherski: [beginning to cry] You were the *only* person I wanted to deal with!
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.130 (2012) See more »


Written by Sonic Youth
Performed by Sonic Youth
Courtesy of DGC
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A Perfect Example of a Five-Star Television Series
27 November 2004 | by See 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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