The Oral History of Freaks and Geeks | Vanity Fair
Bizarre timing: I *just* started re-watching this tonight. And then the Vanity Fair link finds me on Facebook. Love it.
This is my third time experiencing F&G. The first go ‘round was when it originally aired back in 1999. I was 16 and remember watching it with my dad. I related to Lindsay the most: a junior in high school, got along with my parents, a good student, and totally not interested in the politics of high school but instead was into shit that most of my peers didn’t understand (punk rock, web design & nerdy movies). Okay sure, I played sports. But also smoked cigarettes and pot and drank pretty much every weekend.
Then there was 2005, the Freaks & Geeks marathon, during the last semester of college. My friend Chris (a comedic actor himself) gave me the ENTIRE series on DVD when he was cleaning out his apartment and couldn’t find Disc #1. I was, like, so excited. And if I remember correctly this show was part of my all-nighters. We had a decently sized tv set in the house and I tended to hog it, staying up all night with school work watching HBO. And this series once I got my paws on it.
And here we are tonight. I’m 29. And I must say…. it has gotten better with age.