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, read more
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.")