Sunday, January 27, 2008

What I Say vs. What They Hear



...and because I've been keeping it strictly HIGH BROW this weekend...


I've been grappling with a deep, intellectual mind bender for days now, but I just can't work it out.

So please help...

If angst-ridden, teen drama re-runs could enter the boxing ring, would My So Called Life knock out Dawson's Creek or would it be the other way around?


64 comments:

slouching mom said...

Oh. my. God. Is that FUNNY!

(Oh, and My So-Called Life. In a heartbeat.)

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Well, I don't know much about Dawson's Creek other than they all looked v. pretty and milk-fed. I DO know that Angela's friend Rayanne could easily kick anyone's butt. She was one little Scrappy Doo.

Karly said...

Thats tough. I've always had a huge crush on Jared Leto since My So Called Life, but I also have had a huge girl crush on Katie Holmes since Dawsons. Hmm...thats a tough one.

rebekah said...

My So Called Life... all the way.

liv said...

Duh. My So Called Life would cream Dawson's.

flutter said...

My So Called Life! yuh.

Lisa Milton said...

Despite the fact that Katie Holmes was mighty sweet back then, sans the scary Jackie O glasses, I've got to go with My So-Called Life.

Great stuff.

psychicgeek.com said...

Jury Doody! HA! I'm thinking Howdy Doody.
My so called life was a decent well-written show. Dawson's Creek was more like a teen soap opera.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I am sure So Called Life would kick DC's ass, but I would rather watch Dawson and Joey any day.

Catherine said...

My So Called Life. Duh.

LunaNik said...

Ok, I'm usually a lurker and not a commenter, but this one brought me out of the wood work...

MY SO CALLED LIFE would so knock the piss out of Dawson's Creek.

My So Called Life RULES!!!

Um, I'm not like, a fan of the show or anything...I just, um, I mean...er...my younger sister told me that show was good...heh

Kaleigh said...

Can I just tell you that my mom was visiting me once and My So-Called Life was on...we watched it together (was the episode with the ghostly homeless girl, with the line "there but for the grace of God go I") and even my mom, then close to sixty, said that the show hit way the hell too close to home. And she was talking about the teen part, not the parent part. That show hit the most uncanny nerve. The first kiss? I felt it in my knees. And I was already married. Dawson never held my interest, and I tried to like it. Jordan Catalano was a hottie.

JaniceNW said...

My so called Life in a KO!!! No doubt.

LSM said...

Oh, I've got to go with My So Called Life, but I think that reflects our own age group more so than overall quality of teen angst shows. Jordan Catalano--OMG as my girls would say. In fact, I've got the series in my Netflix cue to share with my own angst-filled teen. Can't say this writer's strike is all bad, I guess.

the mama bird diaries said...

Hilarious.

I was completely addicted to both shows.

But because I crushed so hard on Jared Leto, I must go with My So-Called Life.

But let's be honest, everyone is a winner here.

JCK said...

I would go with My So Called Life, if only because of the talented Claire Danes. But, I'm no expert, having not watched either show other than a couple of times.

On the other hand, I can say without a doubt that if you wear that rootin' tootin' badge to Jury duty, you'll be excused. I'll have to remember that...

Sugarplum's Mom said...

d00d... My So-Called Life would totally kick ass

SUEB0B said...

I am on call for Jury Doody but don't get to go tomorrow...wah because I would rather be there with their wifi and my novel than at work.

MY SO CALLED LIFE is the king hell winner of everything.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Jury Doody rocks, yo.

I got to sit for a TX Hispanic Mafia Murder trial jury selection... (the story was incredibly gruesome... I was surprised at how much I got to hear just during selection!)

The defendants:

Big Joe, Fitty-Fitty, and Netto.

Yeaaaah.

Netto kept making eyes at me during selection. Duuuuude.

Scary.

GoteeMan said...

I get cracked up by how literal my 8 year old can be... and how he can hear the funnies things, so different from what I have said...

J/

Jenni said...

No question, MSCL would kill. I'm from the NKOTB generation, can you tell?

Katrina said...

Gotta agree, MSCL would whoop DC's ass in a cage fight any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

No teenagers talk like the DC kids! That was my biggest complaint about that show. I never knew a teen that was that deep a thinker...beer, sex, fast cars sure. But come on! The meaning of life and crap happens later in life. ;o)

Laura said...

My So Called Life... all the way!

ewe are here said...

My So Called Life, even though it only lasted one season. More real.

Alexis Jacobs said...

I have to be the dissenting voice here and go with Joey, Pacey and Dawson all the way.

SciFi Dad said...

I think the bigger question is how much would most men pay for a foxy boxing match between Katie Holmes and Claire Danes?

mel from freak parade said...

Oh, no contest. My So Called Life by a mile. I happened to like both shows....but MSCL had terrific writing.

Enjoy your Doody! :)

Amy [Taste Like Crazy] said...

My So-Called Life would win hands down...no contest. :)

Amy Turn Sharp said...

yr so awesome

Kyla said...

Dude. I was 12 when My So-Called Life was on. 12! I'm such a baby.

I've got to go with Dawson's because I was at least in high school when I watched that one. Plus, it lasted much longer than My So Called Life. And maybe I own all the seasons on DVD. Maybe.

cce said...

I'm right there with you in the jury deliberation room as I am doing court procedural research this week. Don't distress, it's better than reality television, this court drama stuff.
Can't weigh in the television shows...I know it seems impossible but I managed to miss both programs. Pop culturally challenges.

furiousBall said...

I'd be hoping for a simultaneous knock out.

mamatulip said...

I didn't watch either of those shows. I think 90210 would whoop both of those other shows asses, though.

Stella said...

My so called life.

no question.

Kelly said...

Is this even a real debate? So Called Life would demolish Dawson's Creek within the first 10 minutes!

motherbumper said...

Well it would probably be MSCL. But then 90210 would come in and kick it's ass in 2 seconds flat. AND then Degrassi Jr. High would stomp them all into the ground.

I'm just saying.

QT said...

Yeha -sorry, I gotta go with the crowd on this one - MSCL actually had great writing. Dawson's was a soap -entertaining, but not very deep.

Arwen said...

Is that a doody judged by your peers? Or does the doody judge its peers?

I never watched either but I think my daughter looks a little like Clare Danes so I am going with My So Called Life

Don Mills Diva said...

Yup I'm with the majority - My So-Called Life in the first round.

Geologychick said...

I just love your blog!wjt

Edge said...

So called life ... easy .Dawson's Creek was a bunch of Pansies and people who marry Tom Cruise.

~Jef

PunditMom said...

Clare Danes, hands down! (Plus she was awesome in that Terminator movie!)

Mimi said...

so called life!

dawn224 said...

ugh, can't Buffy the Vampire Slayer come in and wipe everyone up?

Kelly said...

I never watched Dawson's Creek, so plant me firmly in the MSCL column. (Oh, how I adored that show!!) Ahh, Jordan Catalano...my then virgin loins pined for his junk.

we_be_toys said...

Oh! My So Called Life would kick Dawson's Creek any day. I was so sad when they cancelled MSCL - it was so good, "in my humble opinion"!!

Love the "Jury Doody" - what a pile!

Barb said...

MSCL all the way!

BOSSY said...

Bossy makes one argument in favor of My So Called Life: Jordan Catalono.

AnotherMomCreation said...

That's fantastic.
I am so surprised my kids didn't come up with that. Any chance to say doody is good with them.

I have no idea about the Teen dramas since i just couldn't watch anything like that POST 90210...
Loser I know...

ImpostorMom said...

Oh man My So-Called Life would wipe the floor with Dawson's Creek.

Lawyer Mama said...

My So-Called Life. Hands down.

Life As I Know It said...

I LOVED My So Called Life. Never saw Dawson's Creek...

Have fun in Jury Doody!

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

My So Called Life!! No question about it. Now you can see Mr Potimpsky(sp??) as a bumbling alcoholic on Grey's Anatomy.

Corgimom said...

My So-Called Life, and it wouldn't even last one full round.

Omaha Mama said...

While both dramas met my needs for teenage angst at different points in my life, comparing the two together...My So-Called Life would win in the drama category. But I loved them both. I said that, right?

My So-Called Life was just so...dark.

Caffeine Court said...

My So Called Life would SLAM Dawson's Creek. (Although I did like Michelle Williams' character Jen.)

Remember Freaks and Geeks? A comedy, but it would whoop Dawson's ass in a heartbeat.

Jamie said...

My So Called Life...for sure.

Avitable said...

My So-Called Life all the way. Claire Danes FTW.

Redneck Mommy said...

My So Called Life would knock the panties off all the peeps in Dawson's Creek...

mothergoosemouse said...

My So-Called Life. No contest. Dawson's pansy ass wouldn't even dare enter the ring.

Loralee Choate said...

My so called life is the ONLY reason there was ever a Dawson's Creek.

It is the king of Teen Angst Series.

Victoria said...

Totally My So-Called Life! Wait - unless Tom Cruise called all his "friends" and asked them to do PR and support Dawson's Creek - 'cause no one in his family could ever lose. So, if the TomKat machine is kicking in, I'm voting Dawson's to win.

=)

Kimmylyn said...

My So-Called Life hands down..

Mrs. Fussypants said...

Dude,
That necklace is gorgeous!
;)