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.

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