It just seems like, you agree to have a certain personality or something. For no reason. Just to make things easier for everyone. But when you think about it, I mean, how do you know it’s even you?

EDITED to add, OMG!!! WTF! I totally forgot all about the Late Late Toy Show. Jayzis!!! I’m distraught at missing it. Distraught!

9.45 – Pat has just kicked a lifelike baby doll up the hole to the plaintive cry of a little girl who pleaded “don’t kick the baby”.

I watched two episodes of My So-Called Life over the weekend. Initial thought[1] ; OMG! Look at the clothes! And where are all the tanned people? Seriously it could be a British or Irish show everyone is so pale.

But it is good stuff.

I love how Angela is in some ways a cow. She does just dump her best friend for no reason; but at the same time she is right to dump her. The whole getting to know who you are angst is wonderful. Of course my enjoyment is made more by the fact that I know that no one ever really knows who they are, and that society is us all being different people depending on the situations we are in. That whole masks we wear cliché.

Teen angst. You just gotta love it. Unless you are on the receiving end of course.

And I love the fact that Angela’s parents are real people; especially Angela’s mother. I didn’t remember that. Her stressing over the fact that she thinks Angela loves her dad more. Her annoyance at always having to be the bad guy. Great stuff.


  1. I may post a recap at some stage

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7 Responses

  1. red says:

    Told you you'd still love it. I'm rewatching it too while my boyfriend is away. It's funny that this time round I'm identifying way more with the Mum.

  2. Harlequin says:

    Well, put me down for borrowage when you're done. I promise I'll actually finish watching it… unlike the wire, life on mars and american gothic.

    I was going to watch the Toy Show but after ten seconds of Pat stepping on the requests of children to be allowed to continue saying hi to their mams, I had to quit. The Toy Show is best watched with other people anyway, so you can discuss the crapness. Preferably with drink.

  3. Fence says:

    @ Red: I totally agree. I was watching thinking "her poor Mam" when I don't think i ever even thought about her parents back in the day :)

    @ H : That reminds me, I must get The Wire off you. Think de brudder would really like it.

  4. jean pierre says:

    i only watched a few episodes of it, but i remember it was quite cool…

    i can totally relate, though. we've been watching a lot of 90s tv series of late – twin peaks and american gothic to name two – and it looks so dated! the clothes! all those baggy shirts and jeans and dm boots etc… :D

  5. Fence says:

    @ Jean Pierre: I have both of those boxsets as well. I've watched most of American Gothic, but haven't gotten stuck into Twin Peaks yet. I can't wait.

  6. jean pierre says:

    i really enjoyed twin peaks! in a big way!! do you have the second season? we still haven't seen that one yet and i'm waiting till i have enough money to get it…

  7. Fence says:

    Not yet, I'm waiting to see how much I enjoy the first, and of course for the price to fall :)