It was 1994. I was barely out of high school myself and this show had a tremendous impact on me. This is one of those truly awesome series that was cancelled way before it’s time. Producers had lucked into finding some of the most talented teenagers on the planet, A 14 year old Claire Danes and Jared Leto, but didn’t quite realize what they had.
I was back in high school, when the most important thing in the world was whether or not the guy you loved, loved you back.
My So Called Life didn’t try to portray teenage life as fun filled and prank loving; it was dark and painful, confusing and sometimes…beautiful. It was the most honest look at teenagers that I have ever seen.
“This life has been a test. If this had been an actual life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do.”
“Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits into this empty place in your heart.”