Freaks and Geeks: Season 1 Reviews

June 29, 2018
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.
May 22, 2018
''Freaks and Geeks'' can't escape its sense of borrowed wonder. But at least it has some.
January 24, 2018
At the very least ... this is a rare hour of TV with big possibilities.
October 10, 2017
Above all, it is a show made with purest love and affection for the ones who couldn't get the hang of high school.
October 10, 2017
Freaks is a frisky little triumph of real spirit.
October 10, 2017
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
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.
October 10, 2017
Freaks and Geeks distinguishes itself by the eerie realism of its portrayal of suburban high school life, circa 1980, from the ugly, boring clothes, to the across-the-board wonderful acting to the refreshing lack of narration.
October 10, 2017
The most believable thing about this utterly believable show is that virtually every episode is made to pivot on an experience intrinsic to teenage life: embarrassment.
October 10, 2017
A series with the uninviting name Freaks and Geeks offers the most sensitive, touching and, yes, humorous look at the joys and pains of adolescence since The Wonder Years.
October 10, 2017
The humanism at Freaks And Geeks' heart lies entirely in its staunch, palpable belief that the smallest stories about marginalized figures not only deserve to be told, but have immeasurable worth.
October 10, 2017
Freaks And Geeks works as well as it does because it's about fundamentally good people.
October 10, 2017
This may be the first TV show since Pee-wee's Playhouse to treasure youth even as it embodies all of its contradictions, craziness, hopes, and fears.
Full Review | Original Score: A