The BEST Episodes of My So-Called Life
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019
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 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - Other People's Mothers
Season 1 - Episode 10
Patty gains strides in her relationship with Angela when she helps Rayanne during an overdose.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Why Jordan Can't Read
Season 1 - Episode 7
Angela makes a real connection with Jordan when she discovers that he has difficulty reading.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - Resolutions
Season 1 - Episode 16
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.
#17 - Weekend
Season 1 - Episode 18
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 - Father Figures
Season 1 - Episode 4
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.
#19 - Halloween
Season 1 - Episode 9
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.