My So-Called Life

10 Best Episodes of My So-Called Life

"My So-Called Life" is a realistic mid-nineties teen drama series that takes a look at a 15 year-old girl and her trials and tribulations with being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Written by Sophie and last updated on oct 14, 2021.

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My So-Called Life - S1E7

#15 - Why Jordan Can't Read (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Angela makes a real connection with Jordan when she discovers that he has difficulty reading.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 42 votes.

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#14 - On The Wagon (Season 1 - Episode 14)


Rayanne has been sober for 33 days. To start getting her life back together again and to spend more time with Angela, she joins Jordan's band. But after a case of stage fright and a glimpse at what being sober really means, she goes back to the bottle.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 25 votes.

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#13 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Welcome to the world of Angela Chase. At 15, Angela is sick of her goody goody look, and act. So she decides to hang out with the rebel herself Rayanne Graff, and dyes her hair Crimson Glow. Her mother is not pleased with the new Angela, and states that quite a few times, in this pilot. Her father on the other hand doesn't see the deal.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 95 votes.

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#12 - Guns And Gossip (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Angela is devastated when she is the object of gossip while Brian and Rickie find themselves in the middle of a scandal over a gun in school.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 53 votes.

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#11 - Self-Esteem (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Self-esteem is the lesson of the day for Angela's warped relationship with Jordan, Brian's unreciprocated devotion to Angela, Rickie's flair for the dramatic, and Graham's cooking expertise.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 34 votes.

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#10 - Betrayal (Season 1 - Episode 17)


Angela realizes she is over Jordan and is in to someone else. But Brian Cracow catches Rayanne and Jordan on tape having sex.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 30 votes.

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#9 - The Zit (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Angela and Patty come to grips with the feeling that they are not measuring up to some standard of beauty as Angela breaks out and Patty develops laugh lines.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 43 votes.

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#8 - Life Of Brian (Season 1 - Episode 11)


Brian's life is a constant struggle over what he wants to express and the ramblings that escape from his mouth; everyone feels like the outsider at the "World Happiness Dance" at school; Patty pressures Graham into taking a continuing education cooking class.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 31 votes.

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#7 - Dancing In The Dark (Season 1 - Episode 2)

While Angela awkwardly tries to get closer to Jordan, Graham and Patty learn to romance each other again.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 69 votes.

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#6 - Strangers In The House (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Sharon's dad has a heart attack that causes Graham to question his own mortality and puts stress on his marriage while the event mends the broken friendship between Sharon and Angela.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 39 votes.

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#5 - Pressure (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Angela must make the decision whether or not to sleep with Jordan, while Graham is being pressured into going into the restaurant business with Hallie Lowenthal.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 26 votes.

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#4 - Other People's Mothers (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Patty gains strides in her relationship with Angela when she helps Rayanne during an overdose.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 34 votes.

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#3 - So-Called Angels (Season 1 - Episode 15)

The Chase's Christmas is more complicated than usual when Angela's anxious search for Rickie leads her into the world of runaway kids where she encounters a mysterious homeless girl.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 31 votes.

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#2 - The Substitute (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Liberty High deals with the issue of censorship when a substitute English teacher encourages students to write liberal poetry for the school paper.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 39 votes.

My So-Called Life - S1E19

#1 - In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (Season 1 - Episode 19)

Jordan asks Brian for help on winning back Angela's affections; Sharon and Rayanne reach a turning point in their relationship; and Rickie learns that the new girl has a crush on him.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 32 votes.

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