I cannot tell you how excited I am that Lori’s first post is about Freaks and Geeks! I finally watched this show on DVD late last year after hearing most of my co-workers and many of my friends rave about it. I am not a big TV watcher, but, man, I love that show.
As Lori mentioned, the ties to our high school years are uncanny. We graduated in 1979 and the show is set in 1980, which is close enough. The characters are amazingly well drawn, their stories are believable, the time period stuff is fabulous, and, of course, the music is killer. I don’t think you’ve gotten to this yet, Lori, but there is an episode that uses a Who song so effectively during one scene that it made me cry harder than anything I’ve ever seen on television. Like sobbing so hard I couldn’t breathe. Even thinking about it now almost makes me cry.
Man, I love that show.