My So-Called Life (Angela Chase, #1) by Catherine ClarkBased on the critically acclaimed television show, this stand-alone novel
boldly grapples with such vital teen issues as the price of popularity,
substance abuse, and relationships in the age of AIDS. The loves, losses, and
emotions of Angela Chase and her diverse group of friends are chronicled with
the same humor and sensitivity that have attracted a devoted teen following to
the TV series.
My So-Called Life
More than 25 years after its glorious run, it remains one of the best-ever TV shows Its emotional insight, human storylines and portrayal of adolescence burned into the cultural psyche forever - and, to this day, thirty-somethings still love it. Not least because it launched the careers of Claire Danes and Jared Leto, who've gone on to conquer Hollywood. But what happened to the rest of the cast? Here, as the My So-Called Podcast by TodayTix launches to celebrate the show's legacy, we tell you where they are now In fact, her embodiment of Angela Chase was so critically-acclaimed that it won her a Golden Globe when she was just years-old.
Despite her attempt at maturity, however, her solipsistic view of the world laid bare her white suburban privilege and her often contradictory views within that. But management changed, and his series was not picked up in the end. So Herskovitz and co-producer Ed Zwick moved on to thirtysomething , a dramedy about the angst of a bunch of delayed adolescents in their 30s. She started with a diary. Danes was beautiful one minute, plain the next; her body language expressing what words failed to, her own life informing that of her fictional alter ego. Highly attuned to small-screen stereotypes, Holzman was intent on dismantling them. She gave Angela parents Patty, the breadwinner, Graham, the homebody who were still themselves in the midst of establishing their identities and discovering their incompatibility with traditional domestic tropes.
Sign in. Brian is caught between taking Angela or a new girl at school to a dance. Rickie has a crush on a new student at Liberty High. Brian writes a letter to help Jordan win Angela back, Delia has a crush on Rickie, and Graham's cooking impresses the restaurant's investors. Rayanne wins a role in the school play, but betrays Angela by sleeping with Jordan.
Created by Winnie Holzman. With Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall. A year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a.
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The show, low-rated in its time but also beloved far beyond the single season it was given, serves, still, as a touchpoint for teen drama and for quality television in general. It gave birth to a micro-generation. The show had one very long season, 19 episodes in all, before it was cancelled in And, given its relaunch on digital platforms that make the old new again, I recently re-watched the series. Here are, in no particular order, some takeaways:.
Although just 19 episodes were produced, the show continues to live on in the hearts, minds, and memories of millions worldwide. Productions Inc. See our disclaimer. XHTML 1. Jump to content access key: 1. Introduction 2.
On August 25, , teenagers across the country were introduced to Angela Chase, Claire Danes's character in the beloved, albeit short-lived, teen drama My So-Called Life. On the 25th anniversary of the series' debut, we're taking a look back at the groundbreaking series. The year-old Silverstone was ultimately declared "too pretty" to play such a confused character by series co-executive producer Marshall Herskovitz, and year-old Danes—who better fit the awkward teenager role—was chosen instead. Silverstone would get her breakout role one year later, in the form of Clueless 's Cher Horowitz. Silverstone wasn't Danes' only competition for the role of Angela Chase. Langer also auditioned for the part before Danes landed the role. Leto was also very hesitant to take the role because he was less interested in acting at the time and was flirting with the idea of going to art school instead.