Throwback Thursday: My So-Called Life

my so-called lifeBefore Claire Danes starred in the outstanding Homeland. Before Jared Leto won the Oscar last year for Dallas Buyers Club, there was My So-Called Life. The series debuted in 1994. It lasted only one season. 20 years later it’s considered a modern classic paving┬áthe way for more realistic portrayals of teenagers in television. From Wikipedia,

It was the first teen drama that didn’t feel like an after-school special. No one ever learned a very important lesson or uttered the phrase ‘I love you, Dad.’ Angela acted like a real 15-year-old, with all the crying jags and Buffalo Tom concerts that implies. What’s even more impressive is that anyone who watched the show back in the ’90s, when angst and Manic Panic felt totally of the moment, can now enjoy it on a very different level. Suddenly, Angela’s parents are relatable.

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One thought on “Throwback Thursday: My So-Called Life

  1. Your words speak truth.
    I can’t think of any other tv show that maintains its iconic status, even after twenty years. My So-Called Life, I find, is just as relevant today, as it was back in the day.
    I am certainly a fan of the 1-season series as a whole, and, “I’ll never get over Jordan Catalano”!

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