One thing I’ll say for this show: they’re pretty good at switching up the tone from week to week. We’ve finally come to the episode that any of you who watched probably know as the “Rickie is Homeless” episode, and it starts off right away showing us it’s going to be an intense one.
This episode, better known as “Rayanne Falls off the Wagon,” was painful to watch. First up, we see what Sober Rayanne is really like. She’s successfully completed her 30 days of counseling at school, and her counselor expresses concern that Rayanne lacks the support system necessary to maintain her sobriety.
Did anyone else get a little whiplash at the beginning of this episode? It started off with some narration from Angela about how high school cliques have their own designated territory at school.
Well, it’s Halloween in Pittsburgh and Angela thinks about the holiday as the Chase family gets ready in the morning. She still loves Halloween because it’s her one chance to be someone else, if just for a night. Angela did mention the idea of “being someone else” twice in her little voiceover narration within 25 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.