I was pleasantly surprised by Freaks and Geeks considering I 'm not really a fan of Judd Apatow movies. This show is mostly hilarious, sometimes touching and always cool. So cool it makes you want to hang out under bleachers and start a garage band called 'Creation'! (But only if the adorable and goofy Nick Andopolis is the drummer) It's all about teenage exploration and blurring lines between stereotypes but in a very non-cheesy, non-Glee like way.
I knew I really wanted to do a Freaks and Geeks post but I couldn't find a character whose outfits were...er...inspiring. The baggy jeans, 70's style striped shirts and sweater vests could not be found in my wardrobe so I went as close to grunge as I possibly could. Hello florals and olive cardigan. Yep, a poor substitute for Lindsey's wicked army jacket.
I've been treating myself to a few episodes before I go to bed each night. (I kept doing that 'Ooh, one more episode! Just one more!' game) I would spend half the time clutching my stomach from laughter and then the other half wiping away tears. Though the latter might be because it is that time of the month. So that might be more due to hormonal reasons...
The only complaint I would have about the show is that Busy Philipps as Kim Kelly should have been billed in the opening credits. Now she is a character!
"I'm not a prude. If I was a prude then you'd never have been born!" - Mr. Weir.
The line you never want to hear from your parents.
"I never get better because I'm never given the chance. You know, I could be good!" - Bill Haverchuck (on baseball)
Pretty much sums up my feeling about certain physical education teachers who already have their favorites picked out even before classes began. What a cliche that in my school, all the PE teachers loved cheerleaders.
"What if college applications begin and none of the colleges want you? - Mr. Russo, guidance counselor
What if I don't want them?" - Lindsay Weir
I wish I was this wise in high school. Oh standardized testing! When will schools realize that you are completely outdated.
If any reader out there is still in high school hell (mine was an ordeal because of academics mostly -though I had my fair share of cat fights too) let me tell you: it gets way better. I always knew I was more suited for the 'real world' than to just sit in some classroom with a teacher who doesn't even think I'm anything special. And now that I've graduated I feel much more confident than I ever did in school. Power through it, kids!
B wears green cardigan, silk tank and floral skort from ukay-ukay, Blue Keds.