Critically-acclaimed and much-beloved teen dramedy that aired for less than one season. Created by Paul Feig and Judd Apatow
, F&G deconstructed the prevalent myth among adolescents (and adults) that a person has to be pretty and popular to be okay. Freaks and Geeks focused on the not-so-pretty aspects the teenage years—specifically the awkwardness of physically changing and socially trying to fit in, the ups and downs of real-world relationships, and the utterly demoralizing experience that high school can be for those who are not cheerleaders
. Feig and Apatow were geeks
when they attended high school in the early 1980s and sought to be as truthful to their experience as possible in Freaks and Geeks--through the wry humor that has become Apatow's trademark.
Freaks and Geeks was such a kickass show! What kind of numbskulls were running NBC when they took it off the air?