Why I Love Freaks and GeeksRuby Karp

I have discovered something magical. Something that you all need in life. I one day said to my mom, “I have finished all the episodes in every good show on television. What is there to watch next?!” My mother then said to me something amazing. “Freaks and Geeks.” I looked it up on YouTube and watched the first episode. You will thank me after you watch this, if you haven’t seen it already. Seriously.

“Freaks and Geeks” is an AMAZING show about a brother and sister and their high school lives, in the ‘80s. The sister, Lindsay Weir, has always been a goody-goody, Straight A student. A mathlete. So you know, super smart. But she’s been bored with that life, I think and then she meets the so-called “Freaks” of the show. They like her, kinda and she starts hanging out with them, sacrificing her goody-goody rep. And then there is her little brother who is the most fantastic person, Sam Weir. He hangs out with the so-called “Geeks.” He has a super tight group of friends and they’re pretty great. So we’re following these two and their friends and their adventures and it is probably my most favorite show. EVER. Here are a few reasons why:

1. I AM LINDSAY WEIR

So, Lindsay is a total goody-goody (cough cough ME). Although I may not hang out with stereotypical “freaks,” I relate to her a lot. She wears the COOLEST army jacket ever that I need! She is also very nice. If she does something mean she feels bad immediately (cough cough ME). And also cares about her mom and what she thinks (ahem). So although Lindsay may be throwing away her grades to attempt to be “cool” to the so-called “freaks”, she is actually the cool one.

2. BILL HAVERCHUCK YOU ARE THE MOST PERFECT HUMAN BEING

Bill you are fantastic. You are just a tall, awkward human of hilariousness. And you’re a great best friend to Sam and Neal Schweiber. Okay, let me explain. Bill is quiet, but at the same time not, he’s kind of a troublemaker and has a wild side. He is the one who just makes you laugh. He is tall and speaks in a way I can’t explain, and he is just so fantastic.

3. BRAVO JAMES FRANCO, BRAVO

I never really thought much of James Franco. I knew who he was, but never really noticed how awesome an actor he is. He is the lead bad-boy in this show, Daniel Desario. And all respect has been earned. He is the BEST Daniel ever. RESPECT EARNED, DUDE. BRAVO.

4. SAM, WHY DO YOU LIKE CINDY?

Okay no offense to Cindy but she is so boring! And a heart breaker (towards end of the season). What is so amazing about her? She’s nice but rude and annoying and just ugh date me, not HER.

5. OH MY GOD MILLIE

Millie is a mathlete like Lindsay and also, Lindsay’s neighbor. And when Lindsay becomes one of the “Freaks,” Lindsay starts to be very rude to Millie. It’s not really very nice; Lindsay leaves the mathletes just to break away from her goody-goody side and Millie isn’t into it. But Millie is a good friend and she wants Lindsay to be the old Lindsay and I can see how that can be annoying to someone. In the YouTube comments of an episode someone actually said,  “Oh my god Millie shut up.” Oh Millie!

Those are only 5 reasons. I’m sure if you watch even a little bit, you’ll have a whole lot more!!!

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  1. omg i LOVE freaks and geeks. its one of the best shows, its like the breakfast club but in tv form

  2. Freaks and Geeks was soo good. So sad that it got cancelled with so few episodes.

    Watch Undeclared next!

  3. Freaks and Geeks is 792 minutes of perfection.

  4. YES x 1000000000000

    Freaks and Geeks is incredible. I found new nuances and moments even on the tenth re-watching (it’s really good, ok?)

  5. wow. i feel really old. i was in highschool when freaks and geeks was on the air. I watched it then and instantly fell in love with it! to this day, i still feel that it was one of the best shows on tv ever!! i was SO upset when i found out that they weren’t going to make another season. i’m still irked by that…

  6. Best show ever, so sad it was cancelled after one season like so many great shows.

  7. Lol!!! I just started watching it. It’s amazing unlike most teen dramas its about the geeky crowd.

  8. I ADORE Freaks and Geeks! I watched it about a year ago and loved every second of it. I mean, how could I not? It’s got young Jason Segel and young James Franco, omg.

  9. I LOVE YOU! I was five when Freaks and Geeks was on the air, but only discovered Freaks and Geeks when I was sixteen, then got the complete series for Christmas, forced my mom to watch it, and then rewatched it over this summer! I even bought an army jacket similar to Lindsay’s! Now I’m eighteen, in college, and still hold this as my favorite too-good-too-last television series ever. There’s not enough ‘Freaks and Geeks’ love here on HelloGiggles; as good as ‘My So-Called Life’ was, I always preferred ‘Freaks and Geeks’ because its both realistic, funny, and touching. Bravo! My hope for humanity is restoring :)