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My So-Called Life: Zits are Serious

After last week’s episode, which I admittedly didn’t like, it was nice to get back to some more natural-seeming character development, even if it did have a decisive theme: beauty. Angela’s insecurity about her appearance comes to a head just as former best friend Sharon Cherski starts to get some attention for hers. Ricky decides […]

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My So-Called Life: Episode 4 (Daddy Issues)

The fourth episode of My So-Called Life veers dangerously close to “very special episode” territory. It seemed to have more of a theme than the other episodes so far, that theme being daddy issues. The three main women of the show (Angela, Patty, and Rayanne) have to deal with their fatherly issues throughout the episode. […]

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My So-Called Life: Look How Far We’ve Come

Good morning all; I’m happy to be back with a My So-Called Life recap after a little holiday hiatus. And I regret to report that free episodes of MSCL are no longer available on Hulu. This seems to have nothing to do with the show itself and everything to do with Hulu starting to charge […]

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Ladyghosts: My So-Called Life, Episode 2

The second episode of My So-Called Life didn’t feel like the second episode of a new series. Maybe because the first episode did such a good job at setting up Angela Chase’s world, by episode two the viewer already feels pretty settled in, and invested in the characters.

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My So-Called Life: Didn’t We Have a Time?

My So-Called Life is one of those shows that made a significant impact despite being on-air for an incredibly short time. It premiered in August 1994, and its last episode aired in January, 1995. That’s only five months. It was a victim of not only low ratings, but of the misfortune of being a bit […]

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Ladyghosts of Television Past: Classics Re-Viewed

We’re starting a new feature every weekday at 9:30 AM.  Each day of the week, one of our writers will be rewatching a TV classic from the very beginning and writing a column about it.  We put a lot of thought into which shows we’re going to revisit, and decided to start with the following […]