The BEST Episodes of My So-Called Life
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
"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.
#1 - Guns And Gossip
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 8, 1994
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.
#2 - The Substitute
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 29, 1994
Liberty High deals with the issue of censorship when a substitute English teacher encourages students to write liberal poetry for the school paper.
#3 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 25, 1994
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.
#4 - Other People's Mothers
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 3, 1994
Patty gains strides in her relationship with Angela when she helps Rayanne during an overdose.
#5 - In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 26, 1995
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.
#6 - Dancing In The Dark
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 1, 1994
While Angela awkwardly tries to get closer to Jordan, Graham and Patty learn to romance each other again.
#7 - Pressure
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 1, 1994
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.
#8 - Why Jordan Can't Read
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 6, 1994
Angela makes a real connection with Jordan when she discovers that he has difficulty reading.
#9 - On The Wagon
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 8, 1994
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.
#10 - Father Figures
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 1994
In multi-generational father-daughter conflict, Patty must take control of the printing business from her father, and Angela approaches Graham for the first time as a person rather than a superhero.
#11 - The Zit
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 22, 1994
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.
#12 - Strangers In The House
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 20, 1994
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.
#13 - Life Of Brian
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 10, 1994
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.
#14 - Resolutions
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 5, 1995
It's New Year's Eve and while everyone else is busy making or breaking his or her resolutions, Rickie faces an increasingly difficult situation.
#15 - Self-Esteem
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 17, 1994
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.
#16 - Betrayal
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 12, 1995
Angela realizes she is over Jordan and is in to someone else. But Brian Cracow catches Rayanne and Jordan on tape having sex.
#17 - Weekend
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 19, 1995
On a romantic weekend getaway to "reconnect" with Graham, Patty reveals another side of her personality; Angela copes with a visit from Rayanne, who has good reason not to leave.
#18 - So-Called Angels
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 22, 1994
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.
#19 - Halloween
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 27, 1994
Angela finds herself in 1963 during a mystical Halloween experience; Graham and Patty create some magic of their own with the help of medieval Halloween costumes.