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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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1995   1994  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Patty Chase 19 episodes, 1994-1995
...  Rickie Vasquez 19 episodes, 1994-1995
...  Angela Chase 19 episodes, 1994-1995
...  Brian Krakow 19 episodes, 1994-1995
...  Rayanne Graff 19 episodes, 1994-1995
...  Jordan Catalano 19 episodes, 1994-1995
...  Sharon Cherski 19 episodes, 1994-1995
...  Danielle Chase 19 episodes, 1994-1995
...  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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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25 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Someone Like Me  »

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(19 episodes)

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The much referred to character, "Tino" is never seen. See more »

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Many sudden changes of clothes. See more »

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Rayanne: So, do you know what everyone's saying?
Jordan: What?
Rayanne: About you and Angela. Like, you guys had sex.
Jordan: Who?
Rayanne: You and Angela.
Jordan: No. Who is saying that?
Rayanne: I don't know, people. I mean she told me the truth, of course.
Jordan: What truth?
Rayanne: How far you guys went, you know.
Jordan: Well, yeah. Cause nothing happened.
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Featured in America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) See more »

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South Carolina
Written by 'Archers of Loaf'
Performed by 'Archers of Loaf'
Courtesy of Alias Records
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The show that started realistic portrayals of teens...
15 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I just happened to read the comments made by the previous reviewer and I have to laugh. First I will address the "need for a show about a teen nerd." Have you watched TV at all in the last 50 years? Let's see: Doogie Houser, M.D., Blossom, The Facts of Life, etc... T.V. has repeatedly offered up fare consisting of pure, wholesome, virtuous teenagers.

The fact is that teenagers rebel against their parents, care too much about that they wear, obsess over sex, etc. The teens are a time of experimentation and soul-searching. And My So-Called Life was the first T.V. show that honestly addressed the issues that modern teenagers were facing on a day to day basis. We can thank it for the other television shows that dared to follow its example and offer characters that teenagers can actually relate to.

Unfortunately, it doesn't contain the morality lessons that Leave it to Beaver always imparted, but the morality of the Cleavers was a thing of the past in the divorce-ridden, gay-friendly, sexually aware 90s. And before anyone attempts to throw it in my face that things would be so much better if we could hearken back to days gone by, let me remind you that the "decline of the family" occurred as a result of the staunch and oppressive 50s. People didn't confront issues back then and it made the situation worse. But now we have an opportunity to examine these issues with great programs like My So-Called Life.

It is a travesty of justice that it was ever cancelled.


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