After the death of her grandmother, high school junior Lindsay Weir, up to now the perfect student, discovers existential rebellion, at least a bit. She wears her dad's old jacket, refuses to join the academic decathlon team, and starts hanging around the school freaks. She remains good hearted and stands up to some boys teasing a mentally-challenged student, but when that goes awry and she's caught cutting class with one of the freaks, she mopes. Meanwhile, her freshman brother Sam, one of several school geeks, is being picked on mercilessly by Alan. Can Sam convince his friends to face the bully with him? The homecoming dance brings some resolution.Written by
Pretty much everything there is to love about "Freaks and Geeks" is right here in the pilot. The production design, the cast, the soundtrack, all working in harmony. But it's not the focus on 1980 that brings you back every week, it's the characters, all somehow relatable and well-drawn. And not many TV shows are this welcoming . . . or tremendously rewarding.
A textbook no-lose situation.
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