37 One-Season Wonders That Didn’t Deserve Their Premature Cancellations
My So-Called Life
Claire Danes and Jared Leto got their big breaks in this ahead-of-its-time portrayal of public school teenagers. In an era of “very special episodes,” My So-Called Life proved itself a very special show, covering major social issues throughout multi-episode storylines rather than the episodic plots more popular at the time. It was one of the first shows to acknowledge that being a ’90s teenager can be a regular parade of suck instead of a care-free time of corded phones and wholesome boy problems. Critics still rank My So-Called Life amongst the best series ever created, but a mix of low-ratings and a lack of desire to continue the show from the burnt-out young cast members ended the show.