College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.
It's the 1980s and at McKinley High, there's two different groups of teenagers, the Freaks with cool and charismatic Daniel Desario and tomboy Lindsay Weir and the Geeks with Lindsay's shy younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies' man Neal Schweiber. The show chronicles the normal teen/adolescence problems any teenager goes through including acceptance, drugs, drinking, and bullying. Written by
Corey Semple (Hairsprayer07)
Where are they now? Linda Cardellini recently starred in Avengers: Age of Ultron. James Franco went on to become a huge movie star, even receiving an Academy award nomination for his work in 127 Hours. Seth Rogen is now a big comedy man and recently starred in Neighbors and Neighbors 2: Sorority Uprising. Jason Segel went on to star in the smash hit How I Met Your Mother as well as comedy movies such as I Love You Man. Martin Starr is now probably mostly known for his role as Gilfoyle in the HBO show Silicon Valley. John Francis Daley now stars in Bones and co-wrote the movie Horrible Bosses. Samm Levine mostly has guest appearances in TV shows but also starred in Inglorious Basterds. Busy Phillips starred in Cougar Town. See more »
When Lindsay first enters the school in "Tricks and Treats", we see the same girl walking behind her, then walking towards her, then behind her again. See more »
Friday night, always a good night for some Sabbath.
[Lindsay looks at him]
... 'cause, you know, Friday? is the the Sabbath... for the Jews.
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Excellent acting, great music and good storylines.
Why is it that all the best teen shows get cancelled way before their time? Maybe because the show is set in the 80's (where teenagers won't relate to some of the stuff back then). Or maybe because people don't look for smart acting anymore. Even if you were born after all that hippie - disco stuff, you should still be able to enjoy the show.
Personally, I don't think the show stood a chance. First, it was hardly advertised by NBC. Second, it was placed on a Saturday night. And third, it was taken off the air for a month or so and then brought back. You couldn't have any worse luck. Then when it came back on the air, they only showed a couple of episodes and decided to cancel it for good.
To sum it up - it was a good little show with terrific acting, excellent music, good clothes, great storylines, and a hell of a good try to stay on the air. Unfortunately, it didn't even survive one season. All I know is that I loved it and thank goodness I recorded most of the episodes.
Anybody who missed this show, you lost a chance to see what real television is about.
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