The 'My So-Called Life' reunion of my dreams almost came true

my-so-called-life-reunionImage Credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty ImagesSo this happened: Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano! Together! Again! I mean Claire Danes and Jared Leto bumped into each other at an event in London. But still.

In my head, this is the My So-Called Life reunion movie that will obvs never happen. It’s the Liberty High School reunion — or maybe a Mr. Holland-style tribute to Mr. Katimski? — and the whole gang is back in town. Jordan, though, never really left; such is the fate of the marginally literate stoner dude who doesn’t know a good thing (one Ms. Angela Chase) when he’s got it. Rickie and Rayanne probably decamped for New York, where he’s now a counselor at a GLBT youth center and her stage career is really gaining steam — sometimes she still uses that Our Town monologue as an audition piece. They managed to stay BFFs, but they haven’t seen Angela in a while; after she left for college, they tried to keep in touch, but this was back in 1997, before everyone used e-mail and all. Angela’s heard from Brian a few times — their parents are still neighbors, so she’s strangely up-to-date on his post-MIT life — and of course Sharon Cherski has two kids already. Angela has surprised herself by actually becoming really tight with her sister Danielle, who’s poised to take over the family printing business should Patty ever decide to retire or switch gears to help with Graham’s restaurant. These days, Angela works in Philly for a non-profit that helps teenage runaways, mostly by giving them boots.

Do me one better, PopWatchers. Where are the My So-Called Life characters now?


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  • lefty

    Your Where Are They Now seems to be about perfect..

  • cbalbes

    Oh God, I almost cried tears of joy!

    • Peg

      I hear ya – they had great chemistry back then.

  • JennaD

    Swoon. Angela and Jordan Catalano together again!

  • Ducky

    I agree… your version of where they are now pretty much fits what I want from them.

    Though, I’d like to see Jordan have a little bit of success. Someone that dreamy shouldn’t be stuck in a town like that forever.

  • joy

    Jordan still can’t read.

  • Rachel

    Love this!

  • Jessica

    Nice. This is wonderful. MSCL is still one of my all-time favorite shows. The episode with the mom/daughter fashion show makes me cry every time. It meant so much to me as a teenager struggling to like myself.

  • HD

    There was a sister?

    • liz

      hahahahahaha. oh poor danielle. “dad are you looking? dad? are you looking?” or is it “watching”

  • Brandon

    Your post-show story is perfect!

  • Alex

    Well I’d say Jordan’s music career took off and he’s now in a pretty fun, in a guilty sorta way, band with a breakout hit song called ‘Red’ :)

  • &&

    You forgot to include their sudden interactions with one another after years of hearing almost nothing through Facebook.

    • KJ

      OMG that is so spot-on.

  • Juniper

    Sigh! So exciting! It takes me back to sneaking over to my friend Keri’s house to watch MSCL, since my mom wouldn’t let me watch because Ricky was a “homosecktual.”

  • Jen

    That was perfect. Just how I imagined it also.

  • Shaun

    That was so totally awesome! Now, can we get this filmed, please?! lol

  • Sharon

    I like that you decided that Graham stayed with Patty and didn’t run off with that homewrecker who was his partner in the restaurant!

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