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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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.
My So-Called Life handles standard high school woes with delicate insight.
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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