My So-Called Life

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My So-Called Life
Genre Teen drama
Created by Winnie Holzman
Starring Claire Danes
Bess Armstrong
Jared Leto
Wilson Cruz
Devon Gummersall
A. J. Langer
Devon Odessa
Lisa Wilhoit
Tom Irwin
Narrated by Claire Danes as Angela Chase
Devon Gummersall as Brian Krakow
Lisa Wilhoit as Danielle Chase
Theme music composer W.G. Snuffy Walden
Opening theme "My So-Called Life Theme"
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 19[1]
Production
Executive producer(s) Marshall Herskovitz
Edward Zwick
Producer(s) Winnie Holzman (co-executive producer)
Scott Winant (co-executive producer)
Monica Wyatt (co-producer)
Running time About 47 minutes
Production company(s) The Bedford Falls Company
ABC Productions
Broadcast
Original channel ABC[2]
Original run August 25, 1994 –
January 26, 1995

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
Released August 25, 1994
January 24, 1995 (re-release)
Length 34:54
Label Atlantic 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". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  2. "Rebroadcasting of 'My So-Called Life'". New York Times. April 3, 1995. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  3. Rosenberg, Howard (August 24, 1994). "'My So-Called Life': Weary Trip Through Teen Years". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  4. Poniewozik, James (September 6, 2007). "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME". Time. Time.com. Retrieved March 4, 2010. 
  5. TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes and Noble. 2004. p. 330. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1.