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Old 05-20-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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Finally got around to watching it. Just finished episode 11 of 18 (the one where Lindsay crashes the station wagon and rejoins the mathletes)

What an incredible fucking show. Fuck network TV.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:06 AM   #2
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linda cardellini ftw

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:32 AM   #3
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:18 AM   #4
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:26 AM   #5
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"if i wasn't your sister? oh. my god."

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:16 PM   #6
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bump for americans

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:18 PM   #7
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good show. we put a few eps on this morning when we were getting sleepy.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:21 PM   #8
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I always thought if Family Guy were a live action sitcom than Linda Cardellini would be cast as Meg.

Anyway, Freaks & Geeks has got to be one of the best shows that never made it. I love the extra footage on the DVDs where it shows the boy who plays Sam just acting completely goofy and weird on the set.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #9
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I always thought if Family Guy were a live action sitcom than Linda Cardellini would be cast as Meg.
maybe 1999 Linda Cardellini, but she's too smokin' hot now.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:27 PM   #10
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maybe 1999 Linda Cardellini, but she's too smokin' hot now.

She was smokin' hot then.


Seriously, during the opening credits when it was her turn in front of the photographer and she did that quirky little smile... iuiugjhzbxcb.

I identified with her character quite a bit- I was a nerd going into high school and somehow ended up hanging out on the island of misfit teens.

Man, that show was brilliant.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:28 PM   #11
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isn't that the "Hey, you JACKASS!" guy from happy gilmore?

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:50 PM   #12
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I identified with her character quite a bit- I was a nerd going into high school and somehow ended up hanging out on the island of misfit teens.
I think the same would go for a lot of people on this board, myself inc.luded.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:16 PM   #13
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:59 PM   #14
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She was smokin' hot then.


Seriously, during the opening credits when it was her turn in front of the photographer and she did that quirky little smile... iuiugjhzbxcb.

I identified with her character quite a bit- I was a nerd going into high school and somehow ended up hanging out on the island of misfit teens.

Man, that show was brilliant.
of course she was! but back then she could have pulled off Meg. Now she's super-glossy.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:19 PM   #15
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oh james franco

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:48 PM   #16
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linda cardellini ftw
She was 24 when Freaks and Geeks first aired!

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:51 PM   #17
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:20 AM   #18
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hey turarunaurnrulonrynnyn - were you the dude polling netphoria about which TV show to watch next?

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:04 AM   #19
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She was 24 when Freaks and Geeks first aired!
wow, what?!


does anyone have links to watch this stuff online?

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:59 AM   #20
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buy the dvd box set, well worth it. best show that ever made it to network tv.

"looks and books" is my favorite episode.





 
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:09 AM   #21
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Fuck network TV.
Actually, the network, in rare form, did everything they could to save this show. It's stupid fucking Americans who didn't watch. Most of the time they don't know good TV if it slaps them across the face. They'd rather watch shit like American Idol.

People here, obviously, are the exemption. Appreciation is rare.

Loved this show.

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:19 AM   #22
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ben foster is so beautiful

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:48 AM   #23
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Actually, the network, in rare form, did everything they could to save this show. It's stupid fucking Americans who didn't watch. Most of the time they don't know good TV if it slaps them across the face. They'd rather watch shit like American Idol.

People here, obviously, are the exemption. Appreciation is rare.

Loved this show.
nbc didn't really help the show at all. they changed the nights when it aired numerous times (how do you generate interest for a new show when people cannot find it on a consitent basis) and nbc would take the show off the schedule for weeks at a time.

just look at the original air dates:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0193676/episodes#season-1

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:01 AM   #24
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nbc didn't really help the show at all. they changed the nights when it aired numerous times (how do you generate interest for a new show when people cannot find it on a consitent basis) and nbc would take the show off the schedule for weeks at a time.

just look at the original air dates:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0193676/episodes#season-1
most of the time when that happens they're trying to find the audience. when it doesn't do well on a given night, they move it trying to net a bigger viewing. it's a gamble though. because if you leave the show where it is, it could die. most of the time, they don't want to risk leaving it and hoping people will trickle in. on the other hand, the fans may get confused as to when it airs and miss it.

they just had the upfronts here, which is where the networks debut new shows for the fall to advertisers to get their money. over $9 billion worth in ads. unfortunately, the business comes first. when they take a show off the schedule for awhile, it's because they have to insert a proven show to give the advertisers their money's worth.

as a result - this good show died.

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:12 AM   #25
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yeah, but the show originally aired on a sat night which is terrible to begin with, and after the 1st 2 airings there was a 3 week gap.

also, friends of mine, or anyone who sees this show always asks "when was this on tv" because the show had almost no promos. people know about arrested development even if they didn't watch it. i don't know. putting it up against "who wants to be a millionaire" was rather unfair. that's like putting a new show against "american idol" and expecting a miracle.

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:15 AM   #26
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buy the dvd box set, well worth it.
neither of the two big online retailers down here have it, i may have to wander into an actual store and see what i can dig up... but im not getting my hopes up.

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:30 AM   #27
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:33 AM   #28
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yeah, but the show originally aired on a sat night which is terrible to begin with, and after the 1st 2 airings there was a 3 week gap.

also, friends of mine, or anyone who sees this show always asks "when was this on tv" because the show had almost no promos. people know about arrested development even if they didn't watch it. i don't know. putting it up against "who wants to be a millionaire" was rather unfair. that's like putting a new show against "american idol" and expecting a miracle.
yeah, t'is true.

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:44 AM   #29
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