My So-Called Life (DVD)
It's such a cliche coming from someone who went through high school in the early 90s, but "My So-Called Life" is probably my favorite TV show of all-time. ("Freaks and Geeks" is maybe a little bit better, but I didn't discover that till I was well into my 20s.) I miss Angela. When I see Claire Danes now in movies like "Shopgirl," some tiny part of my heart dies just a little bit.
Two words: Jordan Catalano. OK, two more words: fantastic writing. And now, 20-ish words of wisdom from Angela Chase/Claire Danes: "When you really look closely... People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful. Possibly even me." (Re)watch the entire 19-episode series. I will. And I will savor every pre-eyeliner Jared Leto second.
Take it from the top! Claire Danes in her semi-nirvana state faces daily teenage pressures and can't deal! Also Jared Leto in his most famous first outing!