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The Results Are In: Recast "My So-Called Life"

The Results Are In: Recast "My So-Called Life"

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

This week's recast challenge for my beloved, though short-lived "My So-Called Life" elicited some really smart recast lists. In particular, I was impressed with how many of you took age into consideration. Even the older actors chosen look quite young, which is appropriate because even the original "My So-Called Life" stars were older than their characters: Jared Leto (Jordan Catalano), for example, was 23 at the time "My So-Called Life" aired, and Wilson Cruz (Rickie) was 21.

Some of my favorite ideas were the ones you all had for Rickie and Brian. I loved chipjimi's pick of Robin de Jesus for Rickie, and CaterpillarGirl's pick of Erik Per Sullivan (Dewey from "Malcolm in the Middle"!) for Brian.

Overall, however, my favorite list this week comes from lifer_refil! To see who she picked, along with a new cast photo,

lifer_refil's cast
Angela Chase - Danielle Panabaker (Sky High, Empire Falls)
Rickie - Victor Rasuk (Raising Victor Vargas)
Rayanne Graff - Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Brian Krakow - Adam Lamberg ("Lizzie McGuire")
Jordan Catalano - Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl")
Sharon Cherski - Bethany Joy Galeotti ("One Tree Hill")

(I can vouch for Chace Crawford, having seen the pilot for this fall's CW show "Gossip Girl.")

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chancleta chancleta 9 years
don't feel bad lala i don't either ;)
lifer_refil lifer_refil 9 years
Haha, my much younger (13 year old) sister saw that I listed Adam Lamberg "Gordo" and she was quite happy about that choice. I haven't seen him on anything since Lizzie, but IMDB lists: Beautiful Loser (2007) (post-production) .... Reggie (teenage) When Do We Eat? (2005) .... Lionel I, too, am looking forward to Gossip Girl. Anyone read the book?
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
I love Adam Lamberg...has he done anything since Lizzie? The guy that was picked for Jordan is gorgeous! Can't wait for Gossip Girl. hahaha.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I only know Amber too. But, well done.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
ohhhhhh Adam Lamberg! What a great choice! he's a cutie!!!!!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Congrats Winner! I'm so old I have no idea who these people are.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Congratulations! I couldn't for the life of me pick a Jordan or Rickie.
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
I didn't think anyone would come up with anything good, but these are good choices! Relative unknowns who aren't 30!
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I also don't know any of those peeps but Amber Tamblyn....but congrats!
Megatron Megatron 9 years
That was really good!!
shafiii shafiii 9 years
i loveee bethany joy !!!
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
i don't know who any of those ppl are except amber tamblyn...but they do look the parts!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Good picks!
lifer_refil lifer_refil 9 years
Yay! Thanks.
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