Despite being cancelled after only 18 episodes, the subsequent cult built up around the FREAKS AND GEEKS television series has seen the show's popularity skyrocket. Internet campaigns and strong word-of-mouth have lead to a burgeoning fanbase which has clamored for the release of the shows. Now finally available, the program is presented here in its entirety. Set in 1980, the show ostensibly follows two groups of high school kids (the "freaks" and the "geeks") as they attempt to navigate the pitfalls of adolescence. Among the colorful characters are the Geeks: Bill, Sam, and Neil, three awkward pre-teen friends undergoing some excruciating, but funny, growing pains. The Freaks are a group who revolve around Sam's older. army-jacket-clad sister, Lindsay, a talented mathematician undergoing various crises of confidence involving life, college, and her on-again, off-again stoner boyfriend. It all adds up to a potent mixture that is moving, funny, and grounded in a reality which accurately captures the often painful experience of being a teenager.
Judd Apatow - Director, FREAKS AND GEEKS
Jason Segel - Actor, SLACKERS/How I Met Your Mother
Michael Andrews - Composer, DONNIE DARKO (2001)
Linda Cardellini - Actress, ER
Miguel Arteta - Hispanic writer-director - "Star Maps"
Jake Kasdan - Writer-director/son of Lawrence Kasdan
James Franco - American actor, Freaks & Geeks/TRISTAN & ISOLDE
Paul Feig - Director/creator, FREAKS & GEEKS
Samm Levine - Star, FREAKS AND GEEKS
Ken Miller - SUPPORTING ACTOR
John Francis Daley - Star, FREAKS AND GEEKS
"FREAKS got the big picture and the details spot-on..." - 04/15/2004 Rolling Stone, p.153
"[T]he most honest portrayal of student angst and awkwardness you're likely to find." - 04/09/2004 Entertainment Weekly, p.70
"[T]he series is sensitive to universal adolescent issues....It's also very funny..." - 10/01/2007 Sight and Sound, p.89