Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The story of My So Called Life

Created by Winnie Holzman, My So Called Life was launch on the 25th day of August year 1994. It was an American television teen drama produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. The said Tv Show was short lived and ended last May of 1995.

It is a realistic mid-nineties teen drama series that includes child abuse, homophobia, teenage alcoholism, homelessness, adultery, kinky sex, same-sex parenting, censorship, and drug use, among many others. The setting of the show was at a fictional Liberty high in Three rivers of Pennsylvania.

The main characters were as follows. Claire Danes as Angela Chase, the fifteen year old girl who is the focus of the story. Bess Armstrong as Patty Chase she is Angela’s mother the bread winner of the family, Tom Irwin as Graham Chase the father of Angela a mother like affectionate parent, Lisa Wilhoit as Danielle Chase the younger sister of Angela, A.J. Langer as Rayanne Graff, Angela’s new best friend, Wilson Cruz as Enrique Vasquez the gay best friend of Rayanne. Devon Odessa as Sharon Cherski, Angela’s best friend through out her childhood. Devon Gummersall as Brian Krakow plays as the geek of the show and Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano, He is Angela’s love interest.

The Tv Show won the Golden Globe award and another five wins and seven nominations.

The story revolves on the life of a fifteen year old girl going through a lot of changes in her teenage life. Some of the problems she deals with are the awakening of sexuality, the fall of parental figures from the superego, a propensity for abstract thought and a thirst for independence. In addition to this she also has literary ambitions that make her believable for her metaphysical considerations.

My so called life emphasizes the problems and struggles of a typical teenager. The meaninglessness of life that many teenagers experience is the main theme of the series. The show deals with the reality of the difficulties and confusions in the teenage years.

Friday, June 01, 2007

The story that entails how powerful love is, Beauty and the Beast

From the traditional fairytale of Beauty and the Beast, Ron Koslow released his own updated version of the story. Starring Linda Hamilton as Catherine Chandler and Ron Perlman as Vincent, this TV series debuted on the television screens in 1987 and lasted until 1990.

Vincent is a beast man living at a secret Utopian community of social outcasts beings, the place is located beneath the city. This is Vincent's sanctuary where he is protected, love and not being condemned. Catherine is a savvy assistant DA in New York city who is a wealthy woman and certainly thinks that her life has no meaning. As they found each other, despite big difference in appearance, they found way to connect, develop a bond between them and nurture a pure and sincere love.

Due to their strong bond, Vincent felt the danger that Catherine's job can bring her. He comes to protect his one great love and they two journey at the underground world beyond the labyrinth tunnels, mystical waterfalls and other people who have also come in that world to form a beautiful loving family.

In the contrary from the traditional fairytale where the beast change into a handsome prince after receiving true love from belle, Vincent, the beast in this story remain his appearance because his beauty with in is more than enough to make him handsome and perfect in the eyes of other people and the woman he loves. While Catherine on the other hand, from her ugly attitude and thinking about the meaningless of life, she transformed herself to someone who has now a better view of the true meaning of life.

The story only proves once again, that when it comes to love, everything is conquered. In spite of any imperfections your partner has and wherever life takes the both of you, You'll still love him no matter what. For the power of true love can't be seen nor be touch, it is simply in our hearts.

As an additional information, Beauty and the Beast Tv series won Golden Globe award, and other eight wins and got 30 nominations.