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Old 13-02-2013, 19:08
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But am I the only one who hopes a second series wont be commissioned? Better to shine bright and quickly rather than dragging out an inferior second series (like Homeland, sniff).
No, we lost My So-Called Life prematurely before, please not this one.
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:37
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One of the reasons I've never watched is that apart from Rae the rest of the cast look like they are from Skins, that's not realistic at all, that you're either ugly or beautiful and nothing in between when of course that's where the majority of us are.
I think actually this case has a quite realistic look. There are no model-material actors in it - Finn and Archie are alright, Chloe looks like a lot of teenage girls (and that's necessary because it has a bit of an influence over her relationship with Rae), the other girl I forget the name of is average, Chop is below average (though I expect some people find him attractive because there is perhaps something about him....). There's a good variety - no HIDEOUS cast members, no unrealistically good looking ones either. Which is good when the show is partly about the physical aspects of people.
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:39
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I think actually this case has a quite realistic look. There are no model-material actors in it - Finn and Archie are alright, Chloe looks like a lot of teenage girls (and that's necessary because it has a bit of an influence over her relationship with Rae), the other girl I forget the name of is average, Chop is below average (though I expect some people find him attractive because there is perhaps something about him....). There's a good variety - no HIDEOUS cast members, no unrealistically good looking ones either. Which is good when the show is partly about the physical aspects of people.
I agree, i think they all look like "normal" teenagers.
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:42
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No, we lost My So-Called Life prematurely before, please not this one.
Just re-watched the entire series at the ripe old age of 38 and reignited my Jordan Catalano mega crush

Utterly fantastic show and still head and shoulders above any other 'teen' show.
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:17
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In the book, Rae only spent a few nights in a psychiatric ward didn't she? Rather than the months she appeared to be there in the tv show.
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:48
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TBH from the trailers I didnt think I would enjoy this- only tuned in for the music( love this era and was only a couple of years younger than Rae in 1996) and thought it was about time a new series was set in the 90's, however, I was proved wrong and have been really enjoying it!

I may be the only one but have some sort of weird crush on Kester

Hope they release a soundtrack of the music used in the series.
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:50
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Just one thing. I have lived just outside Stamford all my life. Did the Rae actress misread Lincolnshire on the script as Lancashire? I guess most people in this country wouldn't know what a Stamford/Peterborough accent sounds like but, it doesn't sound like her.

Maybe the real Rae moved from somewhere else before the era the series is set in?
It's because the actress playing Rae is Scottish. People from Stamford (like me) sound nothing like that at all. It's also so weird seeing it look nothing like itself, but that's just how TV is.

Also, regarding the ending of the book, I don't really want it to end the way it does in the book... If anyone's that interested, the way the book ends...

Spoiler
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Old 15-02-2013, 00:22
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I really want this to get a second series. It really makes me laugh. Loved the bit in this weeks episode when Rae asked Chloe who she preferred in the Smiths - morrissey or the lead singer and Chloe went "it depends what mood I'm in". Too funny.
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Old 15-02-2013, 17:27
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Loved the bit in this weeks episode when Rae asked Chloe who she preferred in the Smiths - morrissey or the lead singer and Chloe went "it depends what mood I'm in". Too funny.
It struck me as the sort of thing I would've done at that age
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:50
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For those interested, I' m a friend of Rae and we worked together in I.L.R (local radio). Rae is now happily married, living in Tasmania and has a wonderful little boy called Harry.
She is also on Facebook.
Ah really cool, I know she is on Twitter.

The end part of the last episode made me cry a bit you could seem things were going to crumble. Makes me nostalgic for the 90's though!
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Old 18-02-2013, 15:32
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I'm loving this series! So glad it has been renewed for a second series. Part of me is thinking that although they look to care a lot for each other, Rae and Finn wouldn't (and probably shouldn't) be together as a romantic couple. For the most part I think I would like them to be close friends and I think for there to be a second series they should stay friends as often in drama it seems to be difficult to keep a couple together without there being difficulties or it being boring to watch. Then again "my mad fat diary" has been a refreshingly 'real' drama so it might work.
I just hope Kester will be in series 2 too as well as Tix as they too have been extremely interesting characters to watch and the whole mental health/psychological issues is one of the things that helps set it apart.
About that, have they said what specific issues Rae has/had or is this something that'll come out in the series finale?
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Old 18-02-2013, 22:44
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Gonna be watching this on E4+1 soon, pretty gutted it's the last episode of the series because I've really enjoyed it. Does anyone know for sure if it's getting a second series?
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Old 18-02-2013, 22:45
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Yes its been recomissioned
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Old 18-02-2013, 22:45
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Sharon Rooney who plays Rae said they found out today or recently that they are getting a second series.
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:00
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Yes its been recomissioned
Sharon Rooney who plays Rae said they found out today or recently that they are getting a second series.
That's great news, thanks.
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:03
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Loved it that they played Champagne Supernova!
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:06
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Had me in tears. I have been watching the show as I have been in a very similar dilemma since I was 13. 17 was my most serious attempt at suicide. And this show has really hit home with a lot of my emotions. I am someone on high anti depressants and I know how it feels to just want to throw it away and regain some control because sometimes the meds feel like they are taking over. Basically I felt the show was rather realistic, I have the stunning friend. I was on the opposite end of Rae's eating, I was anorexic, but i understood the food issues, the diary. To me, the show was amazing, and helped me with a few issues I'm still struggling with. I have already called my mum to apologize for all I put her through and the same to my best friend. I am well pleased there is a 2nd series. I can't wait to see how things develop.
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:13
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The last two episodes have made me cry! Glad its getting a second series, funny how the narrator said it was coming back at the end over the credits, loads of people must have asked !!
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:31
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Was it genuinely based on real life events? Or was the book just fiction?

It's meant to be true then maybe I should I send a copy to local mental health services... might give them a few tips on how to treat young people

Love to hate it now, it always makes be so angry as when I was going through similar issues at that age, it would have been a dream to get anywhere near the support 'spoilt 'Rae' had (and I wasn't cruel to animals either )
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:41
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I wonder if Kester will turn out to be Rae's dad?
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:42
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I wonder if Kester will turn out to be Rae's dad?
I just thought that. You watching on +1 too?
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:42
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Was it genuinely based on real life events? Or was the book just fiction?

It's meant to be true then maybe I should I send a copy to local mental health services... might give them a few tips on how to treat young people

Love to hate it now, it always makes be so angry as when I was going through similar issues at that age, it would have been a dream to get anywhere near the support 'spoilt 'Rae' had (and I wasn't cruel to animals either )
Based on real life
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:49
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I just thought that. You watching on +1 too?
I am. He looked pretty upset when she was talking about not knowing her father. It would be an interesting twist.
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Old 19-02-2013, 00:04
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I think the last episode was the best episode because it didn't focus on Rae trying to fit in with the group
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Old 19-02-2013, 00:05
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I am. He looked pretty upset when she was talking about not knowing her father. It would be an interesting twist.
It would be an awful twist!

Like the worst ever!
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