I love Freaks & Geeks

I love Freaks & Geeks

Great TV shows are constantly being released on DVD, and the library is a fabulous place to revisit wonderful shows that you may have missed. Freaks & Geeks was a comedy drama that aired during the 1999-2000 television series.

It was produced by Judd Apatow, who brought you various comedy hits such as Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin.

In 2008 Entertainment Weekly named it one of the best 25 television shows of all time, and it’s easy to see why. The show takes place in 1980 in a Michigan suburb and follows the lives of two siblings and their friends. Lindsey Weir is tired of being predictable and responsible and is transitioning into hanging out with the school slackers, the “freaks” of the title. The other centerpiece of the show is Sam Weir, Lindsey’s geeky brother who is just trying to find a way for him and his friends to fit in. Freaks & Geeks creates a perfect blend of hilarious comedy and heartbreaking high school realities, and is definitely not to be missed.


Freaks and Geeks was excellent. It's a travesty that it only lasted one season. Apatow's follow-up, "Undeclared" was also hilarious, but also sadly only lasted a single season.

My wife and I loved that show. Too bad it was so short-lived.

Thanks for reminding me of this show!! I loved it when it aired and have actually watched a couple of episodes since and it does hold up... should you want to revisit the horror, fear, and angst of high school...

What I love most about this show is how fun it is to see all these actors as kiddos! Linda Cardellini was Velma in the live-action Scooby-doo movie. John Francis Daley is hilarious as Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones. James DeFranco was the son of the Green Goblin in the Spiderman films. Samm Levine cracks me up in everything he is in, especially the film Club Dread. Seth Rogen always makes me laugh, most recently in Monsters Vs. Aliens. Jason Segal is my favorite part of How I Met Your Mother. Did I miss anyone? They are all geniuses and have all gone on to have amazing careers!

I love Martin Starr--Bill was one of my favorite characters. And he was great in Adventureland and Party Down!

Cheetos! Yum

What kind of food would you recommend serving for a "freaks & geeks" party?

Great question! I would suggest watching some episodes and seeing what the characters eat.  I'm thinking Mashed Potatoes and Meatloaf might be on the menu, with some non-alcoholic beer on the side.


Yes, non-alcoholic beer! But let your guests believe it's regular beer.


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