Wednesday, January 31, 2007

My Favorite TV Show Ever



Freaks and Geeks was written about me. I am convinced. I was Lindsay, the smart girl who couldn't play nice and found life a little more interesting in the smoking lot. My church group friends were always trying to rescue me, but I was too busy trying to figure out who I was. No other show has rung so true for me. I almost cried when they cancelled it. I actually was one of those people who wrote to the network begging them to bring it back. To this day I am sad that we only have a handful of episodes of what I believe to be TV genius.

This particular clip is one of my all time favorites. Nick is one of my favorite characters. He tries to be a tough guy, but he's painfully sentimental. I've known this guy. There were a lot of them in the smoking lot. Nothing makes better TV than cringing awkwardness. Freaks and Geeks rocked. At least I have the series on DVD. Whenever I forget what my teenage years were really like, I can watch them. I would say the only difference between Lindsay and I is that in the end, she goes off to follow the Grateful Dead. I hate The Dead. I ran off to follow punk bands. Other than that, watch the series and you'll see my family and my life. Really.

6 comments:

lulu said...

Dude, your church group friends were the ones you were partying with.....other than that and the fact that your father is not that weird, the show is pretty much a retelling of the life of Sharon.

Grant Miller said...

What are your opinions on "Get a Life?" That show spoke to me on levels I may never understand. A friend of mine swears by "Freaks and Geeks," though I never saw it.

Tenacious S said...

Haven't seen "Get a Life" because I have no life. I watch very little TV these days due to school.

Tenacious S said...

Other correlation between Freaks and Geeks and my family. My younger brother was a really nice smart guy like Sam and he played Dungeons and Dragons.

Chris said...

I will always sing the praises of this show. I think of myself as a mix of Sam and Lindsay. I was a conflicted geek with a subtle cool streak that didn't bust out of the church-group pack until college. Great fucking show.

Chaylene said...

I too shed a tear when this show was cancelled.