Thursday, May 11, 2006

A Nostalgic Look at High School

I had been hearing about “Freaks and Geeks” for a long time and managed to never see it, but finally over a period of a few weeks I watched the entire series. It’s a series that I connected with rather quickly and I recognized a lot of my own high school experiences in the show as well. It’s awkward, wonderful and terrible with great writing and a fantastic cast. They managed to nail the fear, excitement and boredom of high school along with sharp observations of the dynamics of families and friends.
While it’s sad that the show was so short-lived, it is lovinging preserved on the DVDs which are filled with wonderful extras and commentaries. What did we do before DVDs?

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Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this show. I watched most of the episodes with my 22 year old son. I think he may have got an insight into how teenage life was like for me.
I went to private school in Halifax to finish off my education but had previously been at a public school where life had its moments.

Chris Campbell said...

I watched with my daughter who is just about to enter high school and she got tired of me remembering things or saying, "I did that!"