I have been rewatching My So Called Life on youtube (yes, all 19 episodes are there!). When the show aired I was 13, Angela was 15 and she was (90s speak) like my hero or something. The show was very realistic in it’s portrayal of the relationships we had as teenagers with our friends, parents, crushes. I too crushed on someone who had a great way of leaning. We would get into more trouble then our parents knew about, love them more then we would ever show and I have to say the stories played out fairly similar. The biggest bummer is the fact the show was canceled in it’s first season leaving so many question unanswered. You can tell they were setting up story lines to play out over the years, Jordon would obvioulsy break Angela’s heart again, Rayanne would get more out of control, Angela would eventually ‘like’ Brian I’m sure, her parents possible divorce. Many die hard fans still exist, there is even an awesome website devoted to My So Called Life with future episodes written by fans.
Then there is the fashion influence, Clearly in grunge mode Angela and Rayanne were constantly in some sort of plaid, dark lipstick and doc martens. In the first episode Angela colors her hair to a vibrant red. Jordon and his amazing fur collared jacket and man-chocker.
Rickie had the most fashion forward style on the show, like below in this band leader jacket, eyeliner and over geled hair. Although I did have the same plaid dress as Angela wears in the below pic (Rayanne in tiedye!), I think at 13 I dressed more like geeky Sharon Cherski.