My So-Called Life

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My So-Called Life
GenreTeen drama
Created byWinnie Holzman
StarringBess Armstrong
Wilson Cruz
Claire Danes
Devon Gummersall
A. J. Langer
Jared Leto
Devon Odessa
Lisa Wilhoit
Tom Irwin
Theme music composerW. G. Snuffy Walden
Opening theme"My So-Called Life Theme" by W. G. Snuffy Walden
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes19[1] (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Marshall Herskovitz
Edward Zwick
Winnie Holzman (co-executive producer)
Scott Winant (co-executive producer)
Producer(s)Alan Poul
Monica Wyatt (co-producer)
Running time47-48 minutes
Production company(s)The Bedford Falls Company
ABC Productions
Original networkABC[2]
Original releaseAugust 25, 1994 (1994-08-25) –
January 26, 1995 (1995-01-26)
Related showsMein Leben & Ich
Other websites

My So-Called Life is an American teen drama television series. It takes place at the fictional Liberty High School, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The main character is Angela Chase. She is played by Claire Danes.[3] The last show was a cliffhanger. The people who made the program thought it would be on television for another season. It was canceled on May 15, 1995.

Many people enjoyed the program because the characters seemed like real teens. In 2007, it was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME".[4] TV Guide ranked the series number 16 on its 25 Top Cult Shows Ever list.[5]

Soundtrack[change | change source]

Atlantic Records released a soundtrack of the show, which originally released on August 25, 1994, then re-released on January 24, 1995.

My So-Called Life (Music from the Television Series)
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedAugust 25, 1994
January 24, 1995 (re-release)
LabelAtlantic Records
  1. "Make It Home" by Juliana Hatfield – 4:44
  2. "Soda Jerk" by Buffalo Tom – 4:26
  3. "Genetic" by Sonic Youth – 3:46
  4. "Petty Core" by Further – 3:46
  5. "Drop a Bomb" by Madder Rose – 2:11
  6. "Fountain and Fairfax" by Afghan Whigs – 4:21
  7. "South Carolina" by Archers of Loaf – 3:30
  8. "Dawn Can't Decide" by The Lemonheads – 2:19
  9. "The Book Song" by Frente! – 2:40
  10. "Come See Me Tonight" by Daniel Johnston – 1:59
  11. "My So-Called Life Theme"; words and music by W.G. Snuffy Walden – 1:12

References[change | change source]

  1. Lloyd, Robert (October 28, 2007). "The gift of growing pains". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  2. "Rebroadcasting of 'My So-Called Life'". The New York Times. April 3, 1995. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  3. Rosenberg, Howard (August 24, 1994). "'My So-Called Life': Weary Trip Through Teen Years". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  4. Poniewozik, James (September 6, 2007). "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME". Time (magazine). Archived from the original on October 11, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
  5. TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes and Noble. 2004. p. 330. ISBN 978-0-7607-5634-8.