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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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 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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Someone Like Me  »

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Rickie Vasquez was the first openly gay teenager to appear on American network television. See more »

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Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

Quotes

Rayanne: So, come on, how long are the two of you going to keep this up?
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Keep what up?
Rayanne: The silent treatment.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: I'm talking to you right now, aren't I?
Rayanne: Barely.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Yeah well, Rayanne, what exact reaction did you expect?
Rayanne: Forget it.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: No, I mean it Rayanne. What did you expect her to feel like?
Rayanne: She didn't even hear my side!
[Rickie walks away]
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.161 (2009) See more »

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Everybody Hurts
Written by William Berg / Mike Mills
Performed by R.E.M.
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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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