My So-Called Life: Season 1 (1994 - 1995)


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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Air date: Aug 25, 1994
Air date: Sep 1, 1994
Air date: Sep 8, 1994
Air date: Sep 15, 1994
Air date: Sep 22, 1994
Air date: Sep 29, 1994
Air date: Oct 6, 1994
Air date: Oct 20, 1994
Air date: Oct 27, 1994
Air date: Nov 3, 1994
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Claire Danes
as Angela Chase
Bess Armstrong
as Patty Chase
Wilson Cruz
as Rickie Vasquez
AJ Langer
as Rayanne Graff
Devon Gummersall
as Brian Krakow
Jared Leto
as Jordan Catalano
Tom Irwin
as Graham Chase
Devon Odessa
as Sharon Cherski
Lisa Wilhoit
as Danielle Chase
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Critic Reviews for My So-Called Life Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

[Angela] Chase became the voice of a generation filled with angst and uncertainty, and the show's influence is one still felt today.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

[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.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 31, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

My So-Called Life was doing something special. These were kids who felt incredibly genuine and believable.

Jan 31, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 31, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 31, 2015 | Full Review…

This collection presents the show as being of a particular time that only gets further away from us, but also as timeless in its achingly realistic portrayal of adolescent angst.

Jan 31, 2015 | Full Review…

The central character in My So-Called Life feels so real. Like many adolescents, she -- and the series -- can be off-putting at first, but it doesn't take long to develop a deep attachment to her.

Jan 31, 2015 | Full Review…

The show is so beautifully, dreamily shot--almost to a fault sometimes--that watching nothing happen to earnest, angsty, teenage philosopher Angela again was pretty fun.

Jan 29, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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