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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 dealt with topics such as domestic violence, abuse, sexual confusion, and teenage homelessness. He and Jordan Catalano subtly bonded over the fact that they both were victims of domestic violence. See more »

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Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

Quotes

Angela: Please, can we just get really drunk or something?
Rayanne: What the hell are you talking about? You don't drink. Excuse us.
Angela: Get away from me.
Rayanne: Well, I got the part. I would have never gotten it if it wasn't for you.
Angela: Look, I don't care anymore. Okay? So just go away.
Rayanne: You're not the only one who got hurt.
Angela: Well forgive me if I can't feel sorry for you, Rayanne.
Rayanne: You lost nothing, Angela! You lost a lousy, selfish friend and a guy you never really had. You lost nothing! I lost a really good friend. I lost ...
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Everybody Hurts
Written by William Berg / Mike Mills
Performed by R.E.M.
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They don't write teenage shows like this anymore
15 June 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I am a grown woman of the X-generation and I used to love this show when I was young. I don't know what kids want anymore. Is it One Tree Hill and The O.C., shows that are fun but that don't really say much about what it is actually like to be a teenager?

Cause that is what this show was for me. It told the story of what I was feeling right then and there. It described what it is like to feel so damn insecure and embarrassed that sometimes you would just like to kill yourself right then and there. And it told the story of what it is like to be an outsider and a thinker, how it is to feel everything so strong that every small compliment sends you flying, every small resistance is a catastrophe.

But that's enough of the sentimentality... Here's the story: Angela Chase is your average intelligent teenager. She's a nice girl from a good home, cute but not a looker. The series picks up when Angela has a bit of an identity crisis. She's tired of being a good girl and breaks off contact with equally nice childhood friend Cheryl. She rebels against her parents, colors her hair bright red and starts hanging out with bad girl Rayanne and her gay friend Ricky. Meanwhile she also falls hard for the silent tough hunk Jordan. Sometimes Jordan acts as if he's interested in her too, only to ignore her the next day. And then there is the neighbor nerd Brian. He is head over heals for Angela, though she is oblivious.

My So-called Life is finally out on DVD. For the last couple of years I've searched for it now and then on Amazon and on torrent download sites. When I saw that it was going to be released I pre-ordered it and got it at once. So far I've watched the first six episodes, and it still holds up. So I recommend it heartily if you're a fan of quality realistic teenage drama.


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