Critic Consensus: Effectively avoiding cliche and cheesy exposition, My So-Called Life's realistic portrayal of the average American girl is ahead of its time.
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Ostensibly concerned with the lives of teenagers the show revealed itself to be a greater and more nuanced examination on the interconnectedness of family, friends, time, and place.
My So-Called Life was doing something special. These were kids who felt incredibly genuine and believable.
My So-Called Life handles standard high school woes with delicate insight.
In subsequent weeks the series settles into a more predictable and sentimental mold, reminiscent of The Wonder Years, but it is still superior TV The debut episode is so poignant and so powerful, however, it deserves separate consideration.
There have been many successful coming-of-age teen television shows over the years, but what had been missing for so long was realism, and MSCL's quality may have actually helped lead to its demise.
The built-in obstacle for a dramatic series about teen-age life that aims to engage an adult audience has to do with its level of sophistication. My So-Called Life bravely takes on this problem, and even adds a degree of difficulty.
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