Angela’s over-analytical angst and the quiver lip cry – I believe this is where Claire Danes originated this technique.
Rayanne’s drinking problem and her profound & unintentionally amusing monologue in “Our Town.”
Graham and Patty’s tightly wound marriage.
Brian Krakow’s awkward open-mouthed glare (and first erection from physical contact – thank you Delia Fisher).
Rickie’s eyeliner and his wonderful dancing at the World Happiness Dance (with, of course, Delia Fisher).
Jordan’s lean. Don’t you like the way he leans?
Thanks to Hulu.com, we can relive all of this via 19 (yes, ALL 19) episodes of one of the best shows on television in the history of teenage angst: My So-Called Life.
This series actually showed the torment of being a teenager with a mix of somber reality and made-for-television appeal. It was genuine and people could relate to it; unlike all this bullcorn that we are seeing these days (I’m looking at you Gossip Girl and reality television).
The episodes on Hulu are great, but I would suggest buying the entire series on DVD. It’s an investment that is a must have for everyone in the entire world. The show was emo before emo was annoying. It was actually called grunge.
If anything, watch the So-Called Angels episode with the homeless angel singer/songwriter girl. I look so busted after watching this episode due to the cascade of tears:
Oh how I miss this show…and Frozen Embryos…and Tino. I miss Tino the most.