6 DVDs, $69.99
Angsty teen Angela Chase (Claire Danes) was 15 years old when she told us that "school is a battlefield for your heart." She would have aged another 13 years waiting for this overdue series, but this teenager was worth the wait. Far more complex than predecessors like 90210, MSCL showed that the small crises of adolescence crushes, separating from parents and for trailblazing gay teen Ricky Vasquez (Wilson Cruz), coming out were more involving than any soap opera twists. Augmented with cast and writer interviews (creator Winnie Holzman notes that school is the closest thing to prison most people will ever experience), this 19-episode set will make you feel adolescence like a fresh bruise.
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