I will bestow upon you a diverse list of pop culture favorites, starting with the most undeniably perfect television series of all time:
It did not deserve to die so prematurely, although the cast mostly all ended up taking on lead roles in major motion pictures…it would’ve been a real treasure to have a nice long run with that show. It epitomized high school, coming of age, the ugly awkward stage, the search for our own identity and the utter confusion felt among a sea of people just as confused and ugly and awkward and scared as the next guy. It was spot on, hilarious, and so well written.
One of my only birthday wishes when I turned 21 (as I was not drinking but naturally still just as nuts) was just simply to go dance my ass off at some club on their 80′s throwback night, then eat ice cream and watch Freaks and Geeks in my underwear and a tiara… and I DID. Just me, my best friend Drew, the best TV show ever, and for balance, we incorporated one of the best worst songs ever “Crazy Bitch” by Buckcherry. We capped off the night by blasting it perpetually through the house while we made complete fools of ourselves until we couldn’t breathe. I’ll leave you with two of my favorite moments of the show; one being the perfect, dry redundancy with which Mr. Weir overemphasizes his desires for his children to be moral and healthy adults by telling them everyone who did otherwise died. The other is a moment shared between the main character Lindsey and a classmate he encourages her to skip class and shows her his drum set…. telling her that that’s what she’s missing, she just needs to find her big, gigantic drum kit (her passion). It’s just beautiful.