About Freaks and Geeks
Executive Producer Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up) and Director/Creator Paul Feig (The Office, Nurse Jackie) deliver this critically acclaimed one-hour drama about the funny, painful , and touching experiences of high school from the point of view of the "freaks" and "geeks" - the regular kids you didn't hear about on Dawson's Creek.
Set in the early 1980's when disco was still alive and heavy metal was gaining momentum, going to William McKinley High School, like any other high school, was about more than good grades...it was about survival. Older sister LINDSAY WEIR (Linda Cardellini) is a bright student struggling to break out of her "uncool" role as the school's academic star. Hoping to fit in, she beings hanging out with the "freaks", the kids who smoke on the patio, led by good-looking DANIEL (James Franco). Meanwhile, Lindsay's younger brother, SAM (John Francis Daley) and his "geek" classmates, NEAL (Samm Levine) and BILL (Martin Starr), are struggling through their freshman year, dodging bodily harm from the school bully ALAN (Chauncey Leopardi).
Listed as "The Very Best of TV' 99" by TV Guide, Freaks & Geeks offers a realistic but humorous look at most people's high school experience.