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tacocat  ·  1260 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What cancelled TV show do you wish had a chance to properly end?

Freaks and Geeks goddammit. Is four seasons an unreasonable request? I'm the kind of nerd who listens to DVD commentary and what they had planned is full of unrealized potential. The actor who played Sam had a growth spurt while they were waiting to find out if they were cancelled so they were gonna put him on the basketball team, driving a wedge between him and the other geek. Daniel was going to start hanging out with the geeks because he liked playing D&D with them but he was going to remain mostly with his clique. Lindsey was going to become more of a stoner after her time following the Dead, start dating Daniel and that wouldn't have gone over well with Kim and Nick.

At least Judd Apatow had the last laugh being a comedy writing and producing golden boy now. And Paul Feig is directing the new Ghostbusters. Pretty much everyone went on to have a career afterwards. But that last episode is heartbreaking, not just because that was the nature of the show, because you'll never see those characters again.

user-inactivated  ·  1260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Freaks and Geeks is one of those awesome shows I've heard so much good about, and have never watched because of the crushing disappointment its loyal fans experienced.

kleinbl00  ·  1260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Freaks and Geeks is The Wire of coming-of-age comedies.

tacocat  ·  1260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's still worth it. The ending is ambiguous but they knew they were on thin ice when NBC started jerking the schedule and episode order around so it's somewhat satisfying. Like how Futurama has four series finales or whatever because they never knew if they'd get renewed. Except they did and Freaks & Geeks didn't.

Maybe it's my high school experience but the characters are so real and well devolped given their short time. Not watching Freaks and Geeks for the reason you said is like not dating so you won't get hurt. It's gonna hurt but you're going to have a great time in the interim.

melstein  ·  1260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Very good point. Also, I completely agree the main things I love about Freaks and Geeks is that it's hilarious and that it's incredibly relateable. I feel like at different moments I relate to almost every character at least once at some point just in the first season

GingerBeardMan  ·  1260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Still watch it. It's worth every second.

Wolfyy  ·  1260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

omg I saw the title of this post and came to say this! Freaks and Geeks was such an amazing show and the last aired episode just made me sad :(