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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 Rated TV #242 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 Patty Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Rickie Vasquez (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Angela Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Brian Krakow (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Rayanne Graff (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Jordan Catalano (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Sharon Cherski (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Danielle Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 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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Like with boys...you have to pretend you don't notice them...noticing you

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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25 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Someone Like Me  »

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Before Claire Danes auditioned for the role of Angela Chase, a then-unknown Alicia Silverstone was the favorite for the role. Casting director Linda Lowy said that the "decision got tough" when the crew realized they would be choosing a 13-year-old over Silverstone, who was 16 and "emancipated," meaning she could work longer hours. See more »

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Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

Quotes

Jordan: Here, before I finish it.
Rayanne: Oh no, it's cool. Have as much as you want. I'm drunk.
Jordan: Yeah, me too. But not enough. So, Graff... who you here with?
Rayanne: If you mean where's Angela, she didn't come. Like usual.
Jordan: Just let me ask you something.
Rayanne: It wasn't even my idea. To audition for the stupid play. It was Angela's. And right, like I could be Emily.
Jordan: Emily who?
Rayanne: The part in this stupid Our Town play. It was just wishful thinking. I could never be her. Angela could be her.
Jordan: Oh yeah?
Rayanne: She's exactly like Angela. ...
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The Book Song
Written by S. Austin
Performed by Frente!
Courtesy of Mammoth Records
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Perfect. Proof a long run does not mean quality.
4 December 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

My So-Called Life is one of those instant classics. A brilliant show, it just came along at the wrong time and was subsequently canned after one season. But that only adds to it's legend and in a small way makes the series even more enjoyable now on DVD. The writing never got a chance to waiver. There was never really a bad episode. The cast never had to grow up and face "the college years" or even prom. Instead we are left with this one season, this one year of high school, with a brilliant group of characters who are locked forever in youth.

The shows are great. Claire Danes took the Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy. And when you compare this one series with two High School dramas it was sandwiched between; the richy richy farce of the early 90s' Beverly Hills 90210 and the glossy junk of the late 90s' Dawson Creek, you see how true, poignant and amazing these 19 hours My So Called Life truly are.

This was a real classic. That it was canceled so quickly only proves Networks know NOTHING about quality.


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