Of all the shows I have ever seen, none have lingered with me honestly as Freaks and Geeks has. To establish sincerely, the program was one of the few gems on television. The comedy show focuses on two siblings. The older sister attempts to discover herself and forms an unusual group of friends (the freaks) they skip classes and smoke, whereas younger brother Sam is one of the geeks. The fact that NBC stopped this series after one season alone is a worthy testimony to the dismal state of tv series these periods.
There is enough drama that you care for the characters – what takes place and giggle with them (and even seldom at them). The series brings the notion of being a youth just right, the unease, the solitude, learning to identify who you are, strike the approach just perfect.
Freaks and Geeks was one of the most honest representations of the high school course, happily departing from the exaggerated attention devoted too much television series and films which generally concentrate on the “invulnerable” classes of the dreaded high school social caste structure that we are all expected too comfortable with.
It is fresh, honest, maximum of giggles and picks up every heartstring. Wholeheartedly, that if this program was aired now, it would have an enormous viewing public. I felt ten years ago, the audience, at that time, wasn’t fit for this gem.
The cast is pretty recognizable now. This program first opened for celebrities like Seth Rogen and James Franco. But there are also likes of Linda Cardellini Jason Segel, Busy Phillips, and Martin Starr.
It is a program produced with trust, affection, and devotion for the groups who couldn’t get the stretch of high school. It’s not entirely American or distracted with homecomings and proms. It just recognizes the modest, everyday horrors of growing up to participate out with minimal interference and it’s delightful.