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"My So-Called Life" (1994) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1994-1995

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My So-Called Life: Season 1: Episode 19 -- Brian writes a letter to help Jordan win Angela back.
My So-Called Life: Season 1: Episode 18 -- Rayanne accidentally handcuffs herself to the bed.
My So-Called Life: Season 1: Episode 17 -- Rayanne betrays Angela by sleeping with Jordan.
My So-Called Life: Season 1: Episode 16 -- Rickie finds himself homeless again.
My So-Called Life: Season 1: Episode 15 -- A homeless girl helps a newly homeless Rickie.


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Release Date:
25 August 1994 (USA) See more »
A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 32)

Bess Armstrong ... Patty Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Wilson Cruz ... Rickie Vasquez (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Claire Danes ... Angela Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Devon Gummersall ... Brian Krakow (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

A.J. Langer ... Rayanne Graff (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Jared Leto ... Jordan Catalano (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Devon Odessa ... Sharon Cherski (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Lisa Wilhoit ... Danielle Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Tom Irwin ... Graham Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Directed by
Mark Piznarski (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Scott Winant (3 episodes, 1994)
Todd Holland (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Writing credits
Winnie Holzman (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jill Gordon (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jason Katims (3 episodes, 1994)
Ellen Herman (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Produced by
Marshall Herskovitz .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Winnie Holzman .... co-executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Edward Zwick .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Scott Winant .... co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Monica Wyatt .... co-producer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jill Gordon .... consulting producer (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Alan Poul .... producer (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Brooke Kennedy .... producer (9 episodes, 1994)
Charles S. Carroll .... coordinating producer (8 episodes, 1994)
Richard Kramer .... consulting producer (8 episodes, 1994)
Series Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Cinematography by
Charlie Lieberman (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ernest Holzman (9 episodes, 1994)
Series Film Editing by
Ron Rosen (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robert Frazen (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Casting by
Jeff Greenberg (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Production Design by
Brandy Alexander (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Cate Bangs (8 episodes, 1994)
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Cassel (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jan K. Bergstrom (4 episodes, 1994)
Michael W. Foxworthy (4 episodes, 1994)
Series Costume Design by
Patrick R. Norris (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Makeup Department
Candy L. Walken .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Isabel Harkins .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Production Management
Thomas H. Brodek .... executive in charge of production (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Deirdre Paulino .... production supervisor (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Arturs Rusis .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ron Mitchell .... unit production manager (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Charles S. Carroll .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1994)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Jacobs .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Judith Moore .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Wendy Peterson .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1994)
Concetta Rinaldo-Williams .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Sara Fischer .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1994)
Danny Irom .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1994)
Series Art Department
Robert E. Knight .... scenic lead (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Laurie Dalton .... property master (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator (13 episodes, 1994)
Hilda Stark .... set designer: permanent sets (8 episodes, 1994)
Duke Tomasick .... construction coordinator (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Melissa Feinberg .... assistant property master (4 episodes, 1995)
Eric A. Holst .... property master (2 episodes, 1994)
Series Sound Department
Bo Harwood .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Patrick O'Sullivan .... supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 1994-1995)
Chris Hogan .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 1994)

Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Sherry Klein .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Mike Olman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... chief lighting technician (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Stephen Thorp .... electrician (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Daniel C. Gold .... camera operator / camera operator: "a" camera (15 episodes, 1994-1995)
Paul Threlkeld .... key grip (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Thomas Browne .... key grip (8 episodes, 1994)
P. Scott Sakamoto .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1994)

Michael Gallart .... best boy / rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Steven R. Monroe .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Mary Goldberg .... original casting (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Editorial Department
Aaron Lemos .... post-production assistant (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Levy .... colorist (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Elissa Loparco .... post-production executive (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Hollyhart Galanoy .... post-production coordinator (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jim Page .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Anthony Scott .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jean Crupper .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 1994)
Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti .... supervising editor (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Music Department
W.G. Snuffy Walden .... composer: theme music (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (11 episodes, 1994-1995)
Patty von Arx .... music editor (8 episodes, 1994-1995)

Carolyn Bahr .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Bill Myers .... transportation coordinator (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Other crew
Kathie Broyles .... title design (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Debra Lovatelli .... assistant to executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jennifer Catalano .... assistant to co-executive producers (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Terry Edinger .... production accountant (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jason Katims .... story editor / executive story editor (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gary Rieck .... script coordinator / assistant to co-executive producers (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Diane Durant .... script supervisor (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jed Blaugrund .... assistant to executive producer (14 episodes, 1994)
Christopher Landry .... extras coordinator (12 episodes, 1994)
Diane Driscoll .... assistant to co-executive producers (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Enid L. Kantor .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Mann .... location manager (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Clayton Miller .... assistant to producer (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ron Dittman .... location manager (8 episodes, 1994)
Liberty Godshall .... executive story editor (8 episodes, 1994)
Mary Helfrich .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 1994)
Cheri Jacobs .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 1994)
Betsy Thomas .... story editor (8 episodes, 1994)
Robin Budd .... assistant to executive producer (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kristine Greco .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1994)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (2 episodes, 1994)
Erin Fiedler .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1994)
Pam Jackson .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1994)

Ian Busch .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Josh Gummersall .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ed Lippman .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey D. Stevens .... key medic (unknown episodes)
Korin A. Tarin .... accounting assistant (unknown episodes)
Paul Wilson .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Jennifer Catalano .... special thanks (1 episode, 1994)
Mary McMartin .... special thanks (1 episode, 1994)
Rebecca Smith .... special thanks (1 episode, 1994)

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60 min (19 episodes)
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Did You Know?

The character 'Graham Chase' was ranked #49 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).See more »
Continuity: Many sudden changes of clothes.See more »
Patty:Orange juice doesn't grown on trees, Angela.
Angela:It sorta does.
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54 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Seminal tv-series, 13 February 2002
Author: Mr Jason ( from Birmingham, UK

'My So-Called Life' is a classic- forgotten as it was 'just TV'. The 19 episodes prior to it getting cancelled were classic- much better than the anodyne Hitler-youth utopia of 'Dawson's Creek' or the vile 'Party of Five'.

It caught the era of teenagedom wonderfully- with a nod towards grunge music- but felt like a teen-soap that might have read 'Smithereens' & 'Generation X'. The characters were great- and one of the benefits of being a TV show meant that we could focus on any one at any given point.

Jared Leto stands out as Jordan Cataleno- he would make an excellent transition to adult films such as 'American Psycho', 'Fight Club' & 'Requiem for a Dream'. Plus, blink and you miss him in 'The Thin Red Line'...Claire Danes is great as Angela- a likeable performance when it could have been irritating. What happened to her career?...Ricky is a dude- nice to have not only a homosexual character but one of mixed race- he popped up as a butler in 'Nixon'.

I feel it was the presence of his storyline and the gay teacher that contributed to this being cancelled. It would happen in this country- where we have 'Clause 28' which prohibits reference to homosexuality in schools I felt this storyline was believable (unlike the one in 'Dawsons Creek') and would help people empathise with such a character...Rayanne was a great character- again, we were given a mess of a person- promiscous (a faker?), hedonistic and the worst kind of best friend (who meant well...). Sharon is Angela's slighted best-friend who develops wonderfully over the series. Plus Gram Chase's character is great- he is close to an affair with his business partner at the end- much like his affair Angela discovers around the pilot episode.

The best character is Brian Krackow- the unrequited lover of Angela and king of the nerds. Kevin Williamson would rip him off for 'Dawson Leary'- though make him more utopian and therefore less truthful...The best episodes are the one with Buffalo Tom, the 'Weekend' episode (a handcuff populated farce which will remind anyone of teenage parties) and the fun Halloween episode. Love the fact we never see Ricky's cousin!...I've still got this on longplay video from 1997 and everyone I've shown it to has loved it...They ought to do a sequel for 'adults' on HBO- and get Elizabeth Wutzel to write it! Proof, along with programmes like 'Larry Sanders', 'The Sopranos' & 'Twin Peaks' that TV-drama can be fantastic and anything but a formula ridden distraction.

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