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My So-Called Life 

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  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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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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25 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Someone Like Me  »

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(19 episodes)

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It is interesting to note that the name of the production company for the show is Bedford Falls, and when its logo plays at the end of the show, the voices of James Stewart & Donna Reed can be heard singing, "...and dance by the light of the moon" from the song "Buffalo Gal." Bedford Falls is the locale of the movie _It's A Wonderful Life (1947)_ and James Stewart and Donna Reed are its stars and sing the song in the movie. In the penultimate scene of the pilot, Angela's mom has her television on in her bedroom and James Stewart can be seen giving his daughter ZuZu her petals back, a climatic moment in the aforementioned movie. See more »

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Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

Quotes

Patty: I can't believe that Jordan Catalano was here and I missed him!
Hallie Lowenthal: Oh honey, we're talking gorgeous.
Patty: I can't believe it! I missed everything. What is he like?
Graham: Oh, you know.
Patty: No! I don't know! That's why I'm asking.
Graham: Well, I don't know. He's a kid.
Hallie Lowenthal: You're asking a man to describe someone when I'm sitting here? He was just like, fairly out of it. Not unintelligent. Sort of like, stray puppy. You know the type you just want to ease their pain? He might even be, like, a halfway decent person. But let me...
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Referenced in Cold Squad: My So Called Death (2001) See more »

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Genetic
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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