YMMV: My So-Called Life

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Much of it deliberate.
  • Better on DVD
  • Estrogen Brigade: Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano was a one-man brigade. According to the DVD Commentary, that carried over to the cast and crew as well.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: See All of the Other Reindeer on the main page.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Look at the dance scene between Rickie and Delia in Life of Brian. Then consider that these two characters who should be miserable (Rickie because he's a closeted gay who doesn't fit in anywhere; Delia because she just got her heart stomped on and fed to the wolves by Brian) are the only two characters actually happy at the "World Happiness" dance.
    • Also, in So-Called Angels, Sharon is pleading with Brian not to back out of joining her at the telephone help line on Christmas Eve, because of all the people who are depressed and displaying symptoms of depression, such as loss of appetite. Immediately after finishing this speech, she offers Brian a cookie, which he turns down.
  • Heartwarming Moment: Rickie's final scene with Delia. Brian's final scene with Angela. The latter doubles as a Tear Jerker.
  • Hollywood Homely: Brian Krakow.
  • Idiot Plot: The penultimate episode, Weekend.
  • Les Yay: Rayanne sometimes flirts with Angela, although it's left to the viewer how seriously to take what she says.
    • By the end of the episode Other People's Mothers, Angela is starting to grow disenchanted with Rayanne, and, much to Rayanne's dismay, the two of them drift further and further apart for the rest of the series. By the final episodes, there is arguably more Les Yay between Rayanne and Sharon, although they both care much more deeply about Angela.
  • The Scrappy: Cheryl Fleck.
  • Tear Jerker: On occasion.
  • The Woobie: Everyone who isn't a complete Jerk Ass. And even some of them.