A podcast by TodayTix that takes a deep and hilarious dive into "My So-Called Life," the short-lived but beloved series that gave us '90s teen angst drama along with on-point narration. TodayTix hosts Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle use clips from the series to discuss the American teen drama that is still considered one of the greatest television shows of all time.
INTERVIEW: Winnie Holzman, Creator of "My So-Called Life"
THREE WORDS: QUEEN. WINNIE. HOLZMAN.
In this interview, Gillian and Patrick are living out their teenage dreams! We got to ask Winnie EVERYTHING WE EVER WANTED TO KNOW about "My So-Called Life." We find out:
How the show came to be Who / what were the inspiration behind central characters EVERYTHING about Tino--who and WHY he is What would have happened if the show had continued What Winnie imagined would have happened to your favorite characters (this stuff with BLOW YOUR MIND!)
Episode 19: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS THIS IS IT WE CAN'T BELIEVE IT. The final episode of My So-Called Life is PACKED. Graham and Hallie get money for the restaurant and almost makeout (BUT WHOOOOO CARES), Jordan recruits Brian to help him apologize to Angela (AND HE DOES IT, WHAT A MESS), Rayanne and Sharon solidify their friendship (DUH SQUARED), Patty reminisces about her high school boyfriend (LEADING TO HER BONDING WITH JORDAN OMG), Rickie has like six pivotal and groundbreaking moments (THANKS TO QUEEN DELIA!), and the series ends with one of the most heartbreaking scenes of all time.
But wait! We have our interview with Winnie Holzman next week so STAY TUNED because she goes in on everything from Tino to plans for her characters.
We had a blast making this podcast. Thank you so much for taking this, like, grungy and emotional journey with us... or whatever.
Episode 18: Weekend
It's the weekend from hell (OR THE BEST WEEKEND EVER?!) over at the Chase residence. So, Graham and Patty go away to "reconnect" for the weekend and leave Angela and Danielle alone (WE GET SOME DANIELLE VOICEOVER YOU GUYS). While Patty and Graham try to deal with Graham's brother Neil and his new high pitched girlfriend Cheryl (PATTY CHOOSES TO GET HAMMERED AND IT'S AMAZING), Angela has to deal with Rayanne, who is tied to her parents bed because she found the handcuffs that Camille Cherski gave Patty to help rekindle her marriage but Patty left them at home AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED. Angela recruits Rickie, Sharon, and even Brian Krakow to help get Rayanne free while Patty nurses the worst hangover OF HER LIFE. And we're here for every last second of it.
Episode 17: Betrayal
Okay well, this episode is called Betrayal so yeah everything is a mess you guys (AT LEAST IT STARTS OFF WITH THE FAMOUS "BLISTER IN THE SUN" SCENE). Spoiler not spoiler? RAYANNE AND JORDAN SLEEP TOGETHER AND IT RUINS EVERYTHING. All the drama is happening while Mr. Katimski is directing "Our Town" (BECAUSE OF COURSE) and it's all incredibly complicated. In happier news, Rickie now has a stable home life (SERIOUSLY, ONE NIGHTH AT KATIMSKI'S AND HE'S MAKING REAL ADULT CHOICES), a bunch of beloved characters come back (DELIA FISHER HEY GURL! SHARON'S MOM CAMILLE YAS THROW THAT SHADE! ...COREY THE ARTSY GUY? WHATEVER). Oh and we see Brian shirtless (DON'T GET CREEPY ABOUT IT), andddd these teenaged actors are actually really fantastic (LOOKING AT YOU DEVON ODESSA!).
Episode 16: Resolutions
It’s New Year’s Eve and the resolutions are all over the place. (CAN SOMEONE REMIND JORDAN IT’S NEW YEAR’S EVE, PLEASE?) And ugh we hate to say it but Rickie is homeless again (SERIOUSLY, THAT’S WHAT THE HULU DESCRIPTION OF THIS EPISODE IS) and it’s even more heartbreaking than last week’s episode. After staying at the Chase house for a week (YAS PATTY AND HER CHANGE OF HEART), Rickie feels like a burden (HE’S NOT) and bails to live on the rainy, rainy streets of this Pittsburg suburb. Mr. Katimski is the only person who actually does something about it (AND HE COULD LOSE HIS JOB, YOU GUYS) and get ready to sob because this is quite an emotional rollercoaster. MEANWHILE, Graham and Hallie Lowenthal are starting a restaurant together after all apparently (YAWN), Sharon can’t break up with Kyle because her hormones are working overtime (UMM HI THEY ARE FIFTEEN), and Brian and Jordan discover they can have a mutually beneficial relationship (ALSO SOMEONE IS FINALLY TRYING TO HELP JORDAN READ THANK GOD).
Episode 15: So-Called Angels
YOU GUYS IT'S THE CHRISTMAS EPISODE.
Okay, so Angela makes friends with another dead teenager and this time it's 90's goddess Juliana Hatfield and she's angel who sings and plays guitar (ALSO ANGELA IS A FULL BLOWN MEDIUM. SHE SEES AND TALKS TO DEAD PEOPLE). Poor Rickie is homeless and getting beat up and lying about it even though it's super obvious (CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP HIM?!), so Jordan directs him to an abandoned warehouse where all the homeless kids live (NOT THE BEST IDEA, BUT JORDAN IS ACTUALLY NOT A MONSTER IN THIS EPISODE SO THERE'S THAT). Brian's parents abandon him for ten days (DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, THEY ARE AWFUL), and he takes solace in the teen help line that the supremely unqualified Sharon and Rayanne are running (SHARON IS SO OVERWORKED AND BOY DOES SHE LET US KNOW). Oh, and Rayanne's mom's homophobic boyfriend (WHO IS ALSO A SEXUAL PREDATOR) has moved in and guess what AMBER VALLONE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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Two of my favorite podcasters! As obsessed with my favorite show as I am! Who love Ricky Vasquez as much as me! What did I do to deserve this beauty?
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You guys!! My So-Called Life was my “how to live” bible @ 14, unfortunately I was more of a Rayanne than an Angela. 😂 I’ve only listened to the first episodes, but I know I’m going to love the rest. As if! I wouldn’t. 😘
Great even if you haven’t seen the show!
I loved this podcast even though I’ve never actually seen the show. It was so nice to just forget everything and get lost in some ridiculous teenage drama. I could listen to them talk about anything.