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Saturday, December 13, 2008

We had a time: Music from My So-Called Life

I recently got the DVD box set of My So-Called Life. I was a teenager when this show first aired. I watched about 10 minutes of one episode and didn't get into it. It was in a sucky time slot on Thursday nights. When it was canceled after one season and MTV began airing the show in reruns, that's when I got hooked.

I could relate to Angela's angst. It was amazing to see a show about teenagers that actually felt real. The dialogue wasn't cheesy. The storylines weren't cliched. I would watch the show on MTV, and when it ended and the credits rolled, I'd sit there dumbfounded, thinking, How could ABC have canceled this show?

When I saw Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars in concert a couple years ago, after their set they snuck out into the crowd and stood next to us for a few minutes to watch the next band. I kept thinking, how weird is it that all these years later, Jordan Catalano is standing next to me!

Along with Freaks & Geeks, My So-Called Life is my favorite drama in TV history. I'm still in awe at the writing and the acting when I watch it today.

Here are a handful of the more memorable songs featured in the series...

MP3: R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
MP3: The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
MP3: Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
MP3: Cranberries - Dreams
MP3: Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano - Red
MP3: Toad the Wet Sprocket - Fall Down


jodi said...

OMG!!!! I loved this show, I totally agree with you about it and the music. Me and Nicole talk about it more than we prob should lol.

Scott said...

The music is such a who's who of early 90s alternative rock.

jodi said...

it is and even some who's that? I totally listened to my soundtrack cd yesterday!

BeckEye said...

I never watched that show. Not sure why, I only ever heard good things about it.