From dramas to sitcoms, these high school TV show couples have brought us frustration, hope and everything in between. From “Freaks and Geeks” to “Arrested Development,” we were constantly hoping these characters would make a move, get together or break up.
My So-Called Life
Tavi Gevinson wants better lady characters on TV: We've got some of her faves with FREAKS & GEEKS and MY SO-CALLED LIFE
Rookie’s Tavi Gevinson took to TedxTeen to find out what happened to complicated (read: interesting) teenage girls on TV. Frankly, they’ve been hard to find since the 90s. The two shows she holds up for the their shining examples of awesomely interesting ladies figuring their teen selves out? FREAKS & GEEKS and MY SO-CALLED LIFE, which you can watch on Sundance Channel.
Thanks, Tavi. I’m sure Angela Chase would have something insightful to say:
This week on Sundance is adults only: intense films about violence, sex, and parties, almost all praised for stunning visuals. And on Christmas Eve, Santa is bringing MARIE ANTOINETTE, with all of the ribbons, candy, and costumes you would expect for such a festive occasion.
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you don’t have your costume ready yet let us inspire you with a line up of seriously scary movies. Seriously. I mean it. Like if you really wanted to dress up as some of the characters in these movies you could probably just pour of bucket of fake blood over your head and call it a night. Or, if you’re like me and prefer to leave the gore onscreen, there’s no better way to drown out the sound of your doorbell ringing and scare away the trick-or-treaters on the other side by tuning into Sundance Channel and turning the volume wayyyy up.
Don’t know what to watch first? Allow me to break it down quick and dirty:
POSSESSION OF DAVID O’REILLY: Scary-as-hell supernatural demons in a ”shockumentary” that will haunt your dreams.
COFFIN ROCK: Go ahead, sleep with your stalker, psychopathic neighbor. What’s the worse that could happen?…
We’ve got another great week of films on Sundance Channel, but before I let you in on the highlights I have to put in a word about tonight’s episode of “My So Called Life.” Let me preface this by saying I came to the show late in life, as in, I was already an adult by the time I met Angela, Rayanne, Rickie and Jordan Catalano, and so I was able to judge Jordan’s brain dead gaze as just that – brain dead – and wasn’t swayed by how my teenage hormones might have reacted to the oh-so-pretty face and soft brown waves concealing a mind completely devoid of thought – and, apparently, the ability to read. Which bring us to tonight’s episode, “Why Jordan Can’t Read.” It’s maybe one the strangest high school issues to tackle (more popular topics being the ongoing teenage battle against acne and dating). Is illiteracy really an issue that late in the game? Moreover, it’s not clear at the end of the show whether or not anyone is going to help the kid out and teach him his ABC’s. I mean, what’s Angela going to do when Jordan takes her on a date to a fancy restaurant – read him all the items on the menu? Oh wait, that’s right. They don’t go on dates; They just make out all over school. Sigh, remember when…
Let’s travel back to a time when teen torment and shame didn’t take place on social networks like Twitter and Facebook and My(so-called)space. Ah yes — the apathetic/angsty 90s.
MY SO-CALLED LIFE premieres on Sundance Channel on Monday at 11p, and we’ve collected a few of the painfully awesome scenes that make the show so great.
SUNDANCE CHANNEL ACQUIRES CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FAN FAVORITE ‘MY SO-CALLED LIFE’ New York, April 7, 2011 – Sundance Channel has announced that it has acquired the iconic series MY SO-CALLED LIFE from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, premiering on April 25 at 11PM ET/PT. The one-hour series broke new ground when it launched in 1994 by following a group…