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Freaks and Geeks: Season 1 (1999-2000)

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Critic Consensus: Freaks and Geeks lampoons real-life adolescence while affectionately embracing every growing pain along the way with refreshing honesty.

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High school students cope with life at a Michigan high school in 1980. Stories focused on sophomore Lindsay, who discards her straight-A image to hang with the burnout crowd and her freshman brother Sam, who's tormented by bullies but gets moral support from his nerdy pals.

Cast

Linda Cardellini
as Lindsay Weir
Joe Flaherty
as Mr. Weir
Becky Ann Baker
as Mrs. Weir
Rashida Jones
as Karen Scarfoli
Ben Stiller
as Secret Service Agent
Jerry Messing
as Gordon Crisp
Natasha Melnick
as Cindy Sanders
Sam McMurray
as Dr. Schweiber
Dave Allen
as Mr. Rosso
Steve Bannos
as Mr. Kowchevski
Thomas F. Wilson
as Mr. Fredricks
Ann Dowd
as Cookie Kelly
Jessica Campbell
as Amy Andrews
Ben Stiller
as Secret Service Agent
David Krumholtz
as Barry Schweiber
Shia LaBeouf
as Herbert
David Bowe
as Salesman
Kayla Ewell
as Maureen
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Critic Reviews for Freaks and Geeks: Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12)

During its short but perfectly formed run, it forced its audience to laugh through the awkwardness of adolescence.

October 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's worth watching just to see baby versions of people like James Franco, Jason Siegel, Seth Rogan, Busy Phillips, and others, but it's also a genuine take on high school and the constant need to feel like you belong.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Freaks and Geeks is tapping into something primal: adolescents' hunger to begin to understand themselves and their world. Freaks and Geeks is too honest to offer answers. But it affirms the value and the universality of asking the questions.

October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Freaks reminds us that we're often closest to our true selves when we're alone and not performing for our peers, particularly during our painfully self-conscious teen years.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The young actors are natural and convincing, and the high school characters manage to be funny without too much Dawson's Creek glibness.

October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Freaks and Geeks is that wonderful rarity among television series, a show that simultaneously lampoons reality and embraces it.

October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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