Freaks & Geeks Finale
Kristin and I are mourning the end of a season. Last night we watched the final episode of “Freaks & Geeks.” The series lasted one glorious season. Sadly, it was cancelled just when things were getting really good.
Here’s Netflix’s synopsis (because I’m too lazy to write my own):
Set in a suburban Detroit high school in the early 1980s, this Emmy-nominated drama focuses on the lives of two groups of teens who don’t live in the fabricated, glossy world that most TV shows depict as “normal.” No, Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini) and her brother Sam (John Francis Daly) live in the reality of being less-than-popular that most Americans remember — or try to forget — about their high school years.
What I appreciate most about the show is the casting. Even the popular kids aren’t all that good looking. I mean – for the most part, they’re all teenagers in real life. This isn’t a bunch of 20 somethings playing kids. I think this contributed a lot to the integrity of the story.
My favorite episode is the one when Sam Weir gets locked out of the boys locker room wearing only a towel. The other boys fianlly open the door. Instead of letting him in, they steal his towel. Maybe one of the funniest streaking scenes ever filmed. Yes – my sense of humor is that base.