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Surf It

US Magazine
January 15, 1998

Surf It !

Back in 1994, before teen TV hit its growth spurt (see page 38), My So- Called Life was a perfect portrayal of imperfect teen-hood.  But when ABC pulled the plug after 19 episodes, millions (OK, thousands) of us were left frozen under that street light with Brian Krakow (Devon Gummersall), wondering if he'd ever hook up with Angela Chase (Claire Danes, below).

Now fans have taken up where the series left off, posting their own teleplays on the SO-CALLED FAN FICTION SITE.  There you'll find nearly 60 new episodes -- some surprisingly true to Life - including a dozen takes on the fateful Episode 20.  And you thought those MTV marathons were addictive.

“I cannot bring myself to eat a well-balanced meal in front of my mother.”

Angela Chase, Episode 1: "My So-Called Life (Pilot)"