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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[This show is] a refreshing take on life as a teen in high school and what it is to have close friendships and come upon events that may easily change your life forever.
It's fairly possible that the show properly ended when it should have - before it went downhill like so many other promising series tend to do.
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.
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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