Freaks and Geeks


Directors: Jake Kasdan, Judd Apatow, etc.
Screenwriters: Paul Feig, Judd Apatow, Mike White, etc.
Genre: Comedy

This comedy show only ran from 1999 until 2000 but has a huge fan base, probably because it is one of the best comedy television series to be on TV. James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel star in this tribute to the outcasts of high school. These stars are all well known today for their starring roles in comedies such as This is The End, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Knocked Up. But this is where they got their start. The storyline takes place during the 80’s and centers around two very different high school cliques, the freaks and the geeks. The show follows their hilarious blunders in trying to fit in, trying NOT to fit in, and growing up. Amidst their amusing slip-ups are real life lessons about making mistakes, family, and love. All of the actors do an amazing job in portraying the teenage angst that everyone experiences during the rough years of high school. Be expecting to see some famailar faces if you check it out, including a very young Shia LaBeouf in one episode. Unfortunately the show only aired for one season, but lucky for us – it’s on netflix! And that is why it’s one of our NETFLIX WHAT TO WATCH.