Monday, December 27, 2010

My So-Called Life

Please don't make fun of me.

So, I have a thing for My So-Called Life, which only aired for one season in 1994. I was 16 at the time, and every single episode (with the exception of the stupid Christmas special and the one about the substitute teacher with the Bronx accent at the beginning of the episode and the English accent by the end) gave me heart palpitations. For 5 months I couldn't complete homework or get to sleep at a reasonable hour on Thursday nights because I was so worked up over Angela Chase's love life. Her love life was that good.

But seriously, MSCL holds up. And I marvel at the fact that a 40-year-old woman (Winnie Holzman) could make up a show about being a teenager, and totally nail it: the sublime highs, the wretched lows. When I was 16, I loved that show with my entire being. Actually, I still do, and I'm a grown ass woman.

So, I yesterday I found this, and it made me feel sad. Because is there no aspect of pop culture that is safe from mean, ironic white guys from Canada?

But you know what? Screw those Canadians. Because you can watch the entire series on Hulu for free for three more days, and I'm on vacation until next Tuesday. So Angela Chase's love life and I will be seeing you later.

Happy New Year!


  1. I LOVED this show! I re-watched it on Hulu about 4 months ago sitting on midnite shift. I can't understand how it only got one season and wish with my whole heart they could go back and make more. Jordan was such an ass but so freakin HOT! I wanted Angela to be my best friend. Sadness :(

  2. omg the mother-daughter fashion show episode gets me everytime.
    "sometimes it seems like we're all living in some sort of prison and the crime is how much we hate ourselves."
    that show was the best and truest distillation of what it feels like to be a teenager. effing hannah montana.