I've always half complained about the fact that I really don't have a generation. To young for Gen X and too old to be a Millennial. But then my sister (by way of my mom) sent me this article about my generation. Turns out I wasn't alone in my feelings of not belonging anywhere, I'm actually in a weird mini-generation of people who were born during Jimmy Carter's presidency (January of 1977 through January of 1981). And the best part? I'm in Generation Catalano (as in the one and the only Jordan Catalano). So this article paired with the fact that My So-Called Life is on Netflix streaming lead me to the conclusion that I needed to post a little something about this show that only lasted a season but ended up sort of defining my generation.
"Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful. Possibly even me." -Angela Chase
"People are always saying you should be yourself, like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster. Like you know what it is even. But every so often I'll have, like, a moment, where just being myself in my life right where I am is, like, enough." -Angela Chase
Was there ever a more quintessential teenage girl than Angela Chase? Uhoh, now ALL I want to do is place myself firmly on the couch and watch the entirety of this show (preferably with a blanket and snacks). Why must I be an "adult" with a (few) "responsibilities?" Life can be so unfair.