A must-see for any teen that grew in the late 90s/early 00's (I was 17-18 when this was on Basic cable to brutal ratings) and belonged to the freak-geek-emo-nerd-loner-fuck-up crowd/fringe. James Franco was our generation's James Dean. TV was King & Queen. Post-Cinema. Pre-Internet. Spoke loads to the collective US as few shows (and films) ever had; before, then or after. Undoubtedly Apatow's/Feig's creative summit.
Why the feck did they cancel this great series? Even if I didn't grow in the USA and my school years were totally different than pictured in here, gosh, I really got emotional about the stories of these cool freaks and geeks... Just watched the last episode with a knot of melancholy around myself, I would really want some more! Too bad!
"Hi, Cindy." --Sam Weir
This hilarious depiction of high school life is too realistic, it's almost too unbearable to watch it. And I mean it as a compliment. Always a pleasure to witness Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, and Rashida Jones before they went famous. And best of all, this show knew how to close an episode with a great song. Why, NBC, why did you cancel this amazing show!?
Cut short, sure but what's there is absolutely fantastic. Then again, I went to high school in the 90s and watched it when it was first run so maybe I'm a wee biased. Crushin' on Cardelini since 1999 yo.