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My So-Called Life 

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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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Winnie Holzman
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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
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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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You know how it feels.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Someone Like Me See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

It is interesting to note that the name of the production company for the show is Bedford Falls, and when its logo plays at the end of the show, the voices of James Stewart & Donna Reed can be heard singing, "...and dance by the light of the moon" from the song "Buffalo Gal." Bedford Falls is the locale of the movie It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and James Stewart and Donna Reed are its stars and sing the song in the movie. In the penultimate scene of the pilot, Angela's mom has her television on in her bedroom and James Stewart can be seen giving his daughter ZuZu her petals back, a climatic moment in the aforementioned movie. See more »

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Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

Quotes

Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Oh, sorry.
Jordan: Public property.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Well I was just leaving, so...
Jordan: Wish I was. Every year, we come out here, we tear up the track, and throw garbage cans over. God, it's getting old.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Well, can't you just go?
Jordan: No. No. We still gotta find the guy who egged Tino's car. That's like, something I can't get out of. It's always the same. But you come because you think, you know, maybe something cool will happen. Because what if something did happen and you missed it? You better get out of here, though. These ...
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if my life were a TV show...
24 June 2004 | by talya711See all my reviews

my so-called life is the GREATEST TV show ever made. it's a time capsule, a snapshot of what it was like to be a teenager in the early nineties. claire danes as angela chase is poetic and heartfelt. she goes through struggles that all teenagers go through... feeling alienated, pushing her boundaries, being hopelessly in love with a gorgeous boy...

this show is AMAZING. i've seen every episode twice and i still watch it every night on the N. if you doubt how fully amazing this show is, just watch the end of the episode "self esteem" where jordan realizes he loves angela because she's real and has flaws...then walks across the hall and asks in front of everyone if they can "go somewhere". as they're walking away, he takes her hand. MAGIC!


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