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 #223 | 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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25 August 1994 (USA)  »

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The Chase's cat is seen only just once for just a few seconds in a kitchen scene with Graham. See more »

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Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

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Angela: Each card has its own name: The Magician; The Empress; The Fool; The Wheel of Fortune; Strength. They represent challenges and tests, twists of fate. No card is all good or all bad. Cards can be positive or negative depending on where they fall. When you read someone's future, they must think of a question. They must hold it in their mind. The cards read in sequence, each card leads to the next. We move from terror and loss to unexpected good fortune and out of darkness hope is born.
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Written by Sonic Youth
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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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