My So-Called Life: Season 1, Episode 19

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (26 Jan. 1995)

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Brian writes a letter to help Jordan win Angela back, Delia has a crush on Rickie, and Graham's cooking impresses the restaurant's investors.

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Brian writes a letter to help Jordan win Angela back, Delia has a crush on Rickie, and Graham's cooking impresses the restaurant's investors.

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Although the series was short-lived, My So Called Life won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Drama. It was also nominated for 4 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Drama Series. See more »

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Angela: This is a joke right? That... that the two of you...
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Angela: Oh god... I can't believe I fell for it. It's obviously a total lie!
Brian: No I meant every word...
Angela: [pauses, shocked]
Brian: [hastily] I mean... the person who wrote it meant every word... probably.
Angela: Brian?
Brian: I didn't write it!
Angela: But, Brian, you said...
Brian: Forget what I said! Forget this whole conversation!
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Cyrano for the modern urban high school Roxanne
30 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The overlapping plot strands connect with great subtlety and sensitivity in this episode in which Angela makes a three-tiered discovery with the help of three young guys who all care about her - while Graham dazzles the suits with his cuisine. Jealousy is one powerful thread in this episode, from three different angles, involving two different generations. Loneliness and betrayal, or potential betrayal, also knit together Angela's parent's relationship and her budding one with Jordan. Like Edmond Rostand's classic "Cyrano De Bergerac," this episode dramatizes the many greatly conflicting "people" we all house inside ourselves, demonstrating that what may be eloquently written may be agonizing - or nearly impossible to enact, to fulfill, to substantiate. This episode demonstrates that archetypes like insecurity, jealousy, envy, loneliness and yearning - transcend the generations; they are eternal boomerangs of the human heart.

This episode and "The Substitute" are my two favorites, the ones I like to watch again with my friends and loved ones. Life lessons.


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