Freaks and Geeks – The Greatest Show That Never Was and JP’s Netflix Pick of the Week
Oh ‘Freaks and Geeks’….where do I even begin? This is the kind of special moment in television history that only comes around once in a very great while. And like so many amazing productions, killed off so prematurely it barely registered on people’s radar when it was being actually on television. Luckily for all of us Netflix has preserved what previous few moments we were allowed with this show. Settle in and turn off the phone, because this is one show you’re going to end up binging on.
As you an see by the shot at the top of this post, the show was responsible for launching the career of several very well know actors. That’s James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel. All of who went on to have highly succesful movie and televisin careers, partly thanks to their roles in a lot of Judd Apatow movies. Judd Apatow is well know who his comedy films such as: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Talladega Nights.
In my opinion, what makes this show special is how well they capture the true essence of life as person that age. Their attention to detail with out glossing over or blowing out of proportion the daily trials and tribulations of a teenager validates its authenticity. After only a couple of episodes you will find yourself completely invested in the characters and by the end of the season you will mourn the loss of what could have been.
So if you’re looking for something to fill your cold and snowy Saturday afternoon, look no further than episodes of ‘Freaks and Geeks’ on Netflix!