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October 16, 2012

Netflix Pick of the Week: Freaks and Geeks

by Mariah Schaefer

Information:

  • Dramedy TV Show
  • 1999-2000
  • 1 Season
  • TV-14

Created By:

  • Paul Feig

Starring:

  • Linda Cardellini
  • John Francis Daley
  • James Franco
  • Seth Rogen
  • Jason Segel
  • Busy Philipps
  • Martin Starr
  • Samm Levine

Yet another one of those television shows that were sadly cancelled after just one season, Freaks and Geeks is brilliantly written and executed. The show is set in a fictional suburb of Detroit. It centers around a group of “freaks” and a group of “geeks” at William McKinley High School during the early 1980’s. Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini) is tired of being the dedicated math genius that she is, so she decides to hang out with the “freaks”, a group of kids that could care less about school. Meanwhile, her brother Sam (John Francis Daley) and his two friends, Bill (Martin Starr) and Neal (Samm Levine), are just starting high school and have already been labeled as the “geeks” for being small and not liking the same things as the popular kids. Freaks and Geeks shows how those two groups of people try to survive high school.

Watch the TV show here.

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