Junkee: ‘Finding catharsis in Freaks and Geeks’

‘Finding catharsis in Freaks and Geeks‘ was published in Junkee on 21 December 2016.

On a recent night in, horrified to learn he’d never seen it, I convinced my boyfriend to watch the first episode of the short-lived 1999 TV series Freaks and Geeks.

While I hadn’t watched the show in a while, it’s one of my favourites — a high-school drama set in Michigan in the early 1980s, it famously launched the careers of an absurd number of now very high-profile actors including James Franco, Seth Rogan, Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel.

After preparing my boyfriend for the feel-good high school romp I vaguely remembered the series to be, I surprised us both by erupting into intense and audible sobbing in the final few moments of the pilot episode. My face was a mess of tears and snot and, as my boyfriend did his best to comfort me, I remembered the unfortunate fact that this happens to me pretty much every time I watch the show.

Read the full article in Junkee.

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