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Old 05-14-06, 08:24 PM
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If you went to high school during the time period the show takes place in you might be able to relate and like the show more. How hard is that to understand? But since the almighty Das doesn't understand I guess I'm just plain wrong.
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Old 05-14-06, 08:40 PM
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I graduated high school in 2000 and Freaks and Geeks is my favorite hour long show not made by Joss Whedon.
Old 05-14-06, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Mopower
If you grew up in the late 70's early 80's then I'm sure you'd like it. If not then you probably wouldn't like it. I was born in 1979 and thought the series was boring. Just couldn't relate. Undeclared on the other hand was great because I went to college the same time as the show takes place.
I didn't grow up in the late '60's and early '70's, but that didn't stop me from relating to Kevin Arnold and really enjoying The Wonder Years when it was running.

The time period is just a setting. The writing is what counts. If the writing's good, it doesn't matter what era a show takes place in.
Old 05-15-06, 12:07 AM
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I love this show but then again I loved it from the first episode as did Mrs. Pusser.
Old 05-15-06, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by das Monkey

I'd give it until the 2nd season.
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Don't you think that might be, oh I don't know, impossible? Of course I have no idea if you're serious or joking.
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I went to high school nearly two decades after the time frame Freaks and Geeks took place in and in my book, it's the greatest television show cancelled before it ever got to reach it's prime. The 18 episodes of Freaks and Geeks happen to be some of the strongest, consecutive 18 hours of television ever.
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I purchased this as a blind buy and it is now one of my favorite shows. I had never heard of the show before the DVD release. I wish more people had found it while it was on the air, so it could have lasted a bit longer.

I went to high school in the early 90's and still had no trouble relating. Even though, it was set 10 years before I was in school, I could still see many of my friends and classmates in these characters.
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Originally Posted by Slayer2005
Don't you think that might be, oh I don't know, impossible? Of course I have no idea if you're serious or joking.


He's trying to make you the Monkey's Uncle.
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Originally Posted by MWB
I didn't grow up in the late '60's and early '70's, but that didn't stop me from relating to Kevin Arnold and really enjoying The Wonder Years when it was running.

The time period is just a setting. The writing is what counts. If the writing's good, it doesn't matter what era a show takes place in.
Well said, and with a perfect example.
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this is one of my favorite series, but it did take me about 3 episodes to get "into" it
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I was hooked from the get go after buying the DVD.
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At least watch the next episode, "Girlfriends and Boyfriends", IMO the finest hour of television ever.
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they had me at "Freak"!
Old 05-16-06, 12:07 AM
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have to say i didnt grow up in the time period F&G takes place in yet i absolutley love the show. I was hooked after first disc (first 3 eps).
Old 05-16-06, 11:41 AM
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This is one of a handful of shows that I loved since the pilot. Most one hour shows are good or ok but only a few made me say this is better than average I wish every show of the series was like this.

But there are others that take longer to get into. If you havent identified or enjoyed any of the characters halfway then you may lose interest.

I remember when Undeclared was on tv I didnt think it was that great as Freaks but it was decent and better than any sitcom around that time. And seeing it recently on dvd it's about the same but I do get into the characters more.

Freaks doesnt get anymore 'upbeat' as it moves toward the end and they tried to write in a show focusing on each character since they knew it was going to get cancelled,so you'll be the first to know if you'd want to continue.
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Are there any other types of quality shows like Freaks and Geeks and Wonder Years (similar shows like these?) I really like those true to life, growing up in high school shows...but I honestly can't think of too many of them.
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Originally Posted by PacMan2006
Are there any other types of quality shows like Freaks and Geeks and Wonder Years (similar shows like these?) I really like those true to life, growing up in high school shows...but I honestly can't think of too many of them.
MSCL was called "too real" and cited as one of the reasons why it was cancelled. Although ridiculous, Buffy's student interactions that didn't involve vampire and magic were quite real (especially when Buff got used by an upperclassman).
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I just couldnt stand the show. All the little geeks were far to annoying.
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Originally Posted by sven
All the little geeks were far to annoying.
"Do you guys think they sell Yoohoo here?"

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Ya know, I was wondering what DVDs I should take on vacation, F&G may be it.
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I got to admit I really loved F&G. I made a blind buy with the boxset about a month ago, mostly based on the opinions in here, and I got to admit it's become one of my favourite series of all time. I find the writing, acting and story lines to be top quality, Plus any show that gets Joe Flaherty to dress up as Count Floyd rules! lol

It probably is one of those shows where if you don't relate to any of the main characters, rather than the time period, you probably won't get into the show.
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I didn't start liking it a lot until about six episodes in, actually. I just stuck with it because, despite not really being into it, I dunno, I found it alluring and it's summer anyway, lots of free time. But halfway into the series I realized how godly it is. Stick with it for three more says I.

Although I probably didn't like as much because I didn't care much for the freaks side of things until they all developed more endearing qualities. The geeks I loved from day one.
Old 07-04-06, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
At least watch the next episode, "Girlfriends and Boyfriends", IMO the finest hour of television ever.
Agreed, this episode had me laughing throughout!
Old 07-04-06, 11:29 PM
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Personally, I liked the geek better than the freak.
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I just started watching this show after blindly buying it as well. I watched 5 episodes yesterday after finishing Veronica Mars. Right now, I am indifferent to the show. I will continue to watch it, but I am not obsessively hooked on it.

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