ABC (ended 1995)
You must remember that these were the days well before the WB/CW is what it is today: full of hour-long teen dramas. At the time there was nothing like this at all on TV! It was the first time there was a serious television show about teenagers that portaryed them as young adults. Teens and adolescents around the country watched it with a kind of "wow, they finally got it right!" attitude.
And, let's face it: Jared Leto was and still is hot! Many girls tuned in just to get a look at his baby blue eyes!
The show has something that you'll not find for sure nowhere now! All fancy teen-dramas these days.
MSCL was the real thing. It's really a shame about the (few)19 episodes
Episodes when you can watch the mux deep troubles w/ Rayanne & Rickie families are "amazing".
|The realism of the writing on this show was incredible. It also had a realistic portrayal of the family as a whole, which you don't find in these shows often. Also, as the person before me mentioned, this show proceded other teen soaps. MSCL came before Dawson's Creek, before The OC, before all of those inferior shows. Greg Berlanti, who produced teen soap Dawson's Creek and created teen soap Everwood says MSCL comes up in the writing room at least once a week and it isn't surprising. MSCL may have only lasted a year, but its influence is still seen on network TV.|