Show: “My So-Called Life” (Episode 15)
Airdate: Dec. 22, 1994
Overview: Rickie’s getting beat up at home, Angela wants to help him and a homeless guitar-playing girl, Brian’s lonely and Danielle doesn’t know what’s going on (she just lives there). For Claire Danes’ performance (I know she’s still a good actress, but nothing will ever top this), the beautifully melancholy Christmas music, all the great moments I list below and about a dozen others, it’s a classic about trying to do the right thing at Christmastime, or anytime.
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If you’re worried about the fate of “Life Unexpected,” the ending of the first season couldn’t have made you feel too good about its chances for renewal by The CW. Baze bursts into the church right after the minister’s classic “Any objections?” line that only happens in movies and TV shows. Cate stares at him for a moment … and then kisses her groom, Ryan.
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My question for this post is: What are your favorite Christmas stories (movies, books, comic books, TV episodes, etc.)? When you think of Christmas entertainment, what comes to mind? What do you re-watch or re-read at this time of year?
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