Freaks and Geeks: Season 1 (1999 - 2000)


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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Air date: Sep 25, 1999
Air date: Oct 2, 1999
Air date: Oct 30, 1999
Air date: Nov 6, 1999
Air date: Nov 13, 1999
Air date: Jan 10, 2000
Air date: Jan 17, 2000
Air date: Jan 24, 2000
Air date: Jan 31, 2000
Air date: Feb 7, 2000
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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.

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Critic Reviews for Freaks and Geeks Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (13)

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

Oct 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.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…
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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.

Oct 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.

Aug 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.

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…

This show only produced 18 episodes, but it's been lauded and beloved for 16 years since its unceremonious axing.

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…

''Freaks and Geeks'' can't escape its sense of borrowed wonder. But at least it has some.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

At the very least ... this is a rare hour of TV with big possibilities.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Paul Feig have fashioned a dramatic comedy that perhaps gets it a tad too right. Freaks and Geeks carries a sheen of bleakness, of sadness and depression that strives to equate the lives of middle teens with those of infantrymen on the front lines.

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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