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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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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…

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…

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

October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The show deals with situations that we can all relate to. It is a very rare thing to see a television show with such love for its characters and its world - a true gem.

October 10, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

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

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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