You there! Yes, you… with the fond (albeit slightly fuzzy) memories of the late 1990s and early 2000s. You, who feels such a bittersweet embrace of nostalgia when I say things like “ICQ” or “Y2K.” You should be aware that we are about to bring back one of the most beloved television series from this glorious era – Freaks and Geeks premieres TONIGHT with back-to-back episodes starting at 7ET/4PT. We’ll see you then.
However, if you AREN’T already familiar with this show, here are five reasons why you should be tuning in:
1) The Cast
We’re used to revisiting television series and marveling at the one young star that would go on to become a household name. Well this show has a multitude of them. Recognize the names James Franco, Jason Segel and Seth Rogen at all? Exactly.
If that wasn’t enough, guest stars on Freaks and Geeks include Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, Shia LaBeouf, Ben Stiller and more. Talk about STAR-STUDDED.
2) The Soundtrack
More often than not, the outcasts in high school were actually the ones with the best taste in music. Tune in to Freaks and Geeks and you’ll hear tracks from Van Halen, Janis Joplin, The Who, Rush, Deep Purple, Cream, Curtis Mayfield and more. Plus, Jason Segel, James Franco and Seth Rogen all perform some of these classic tracks themselves.
3) The Executive Producer
Before he gifted us with Anchorman, Bridesmaids, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, Judd Apatow produced Freaks and Geeks. Pretty sure I don’t even need to write anything else here.
4) The Cult Following
Although the show only lasted one season, Freaks and Geeks has been widely hailed as one of the greatest series of its time. It appeared on Time magazine’s 2007 “100 Greatest Shows of All Time” list and placed third on their list of the greatest television shows of the 2000s. It received three Emmy nominations, and two nominations at the Television Critics Association Awards. An entire generation holds this series close to their hearts… now you can too.
5) The Quotes
Get ready for gems like these:
The dance is tomorrow. She’s a cheerleader, you’ve seen Star Wars 27 times. You do the math. – Neal Schweiber
Are you calling me irrational? Because I’ll tear your head off, Daniel. I’ll tear it off and I’ll throw it over that fence. – Kim Kelly
Freaks and Geeks is back, starting TONIGHT at 7ET/4PT!
- Sarah Dawley
Posted: July 29th, 2012 | Category: Shows | Comments: No Comments
Tags: Ben Stiller, Busy Phillips, freaks and geeks, James Franco, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Segel, Judd Apatow, Rashida Jones, Seth Rogen, Shia LaBeouf