Freaks and Geeks / 19997.312 voti
La serie, ambientata all'inizio degli anni ottanta, è incentrata sui fratelli Weir, Lindsay (Linda Cardellini) e Sam (John Francis Daley). Entrambi frequentano la McKinley High School, dove, durante l'anno scolastico 1980-1981, si intersecano le loro vicende con quelle dei loro amici, divisi tra freaks e geeks. Oltre alla famiglia Weir, diversi personaggi ricorrono negli episodi della serie, particolarmente presente è Millie Kentner (Sarah Hagan), l'amica d'infanzia di Lindsay; molto religiosa e spaventata dal cambiamento nella personalità di Lindsay, che durante il terzo anno cambia amici e comincia a frequentare i freak.
ATTORI PRINCIPALI: , John Francis Daley, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps, James Franco, Samm Levine, Martin Starr, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Jerry Messing, Ben Foster, Shaun Weiss, Joanna Garcia, Chauncey Leopardi, Steve Bannos, Kayla Ewell, Natasha Melnick, Dave Allen, Thomas F. Wilson, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty, Sarah Hagan,
GENERE: Comedy, Drama
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Lindsay's family and friends fear the worst when she quits the academic decathlon team and begins hanging around with a new crowd. A new friend tries to help her find her way. Meanwhile, Sam ponders asking cheerleader Cindy Sanders to the homecoming dance, while trying to cope with persistent teasing and torture at the hands of a savage bully.
GUEST STAR: , Ben Foster, Alan Simpson, Stacy Hogue, Ron Lester, Brianna Lynn Brown, Lizzy Caplan, Gabriel Carpenter, David Michael Gangler Jr., Marco Gould, Anna Coman-Hidy, Jason Lansing, Jarrett Lennon, Ashley Power, Kristy Wu, David Gangler,
AUTORE: Paul Feig
Lindsay's friends learn that her parents are going away for the weekend and suggest having a kegger. Sam and Neal become worried after a school assembly focusing on alcohol-related deaths and they decide to switch the real beer with non-alcoholic beer. Daniel and Kim get back together and despite the lack of alcohol, the party quickly gets out of hand.
GUEST STAR: , Kenny Blank, Lizzy Caplan, Clement E. Blake, Douglas Bennett, Laura Botrell, Marco Gould, Allen Covert,
AUTORE: , J. Elvis Weinstein, Judd Apatow,
Lindsay agrees to stay home and hand out candy with her mom on Halloween night. However, when she gets an invite to go cruise around town with Nick, Daniel, and Kim she ditches her mom. Sam, Bill, Neal, and Harris go trick or treating. Lindsay and the gang go on a vandalism spree that starts with smashing pumpkins and ends abruptly after Lindsay accidentally pelts Sam with an egg.
GUEST STAR: , Hariet S. Miller, Pamela Gordon, Denalda Williams, Jon Kasdan, Maura Soden, Anna Coman-Hidy, Ashley Power, Amanda Lipin,
AUTORE: Paul Feig
Lindsay tries to tutor Daniel in algebra, but the situation seems hopeless. He steals a test from the teacher's office and asks Lindsay to help him fill in the answers. Mr. Kowchevski, suspicious of Daniel's surprisingly high grade, accuses the duo of cheating. Sam, Neal and Bill begin sex education class. They feel overwhelmed by the subject, so Daniel loans Sam a porno flick in a misguided attempt to help them.
GUEST STAR: , Alan Simpson, Lizzy Caplan, Mary-Margaret Lewis, Omri Katz, Judith Drake, Marco Gould, Renee Cohen,
AUTORE: Bob Nickman
Lindsay encourages Nick to pursue a career in music. Nick continues to practice with his current band, but quickly decides he's better than them. Lindsay encourages Nick to audition for a bigger local band. When things don't go well in the audition, Lindsay is there to comfort Nick. After learning they have to shower in gym class, Sam, Bill, and Neal refuse to do it.
GUEST STAR: , Kevin Tighe, Jarrett Lennon, Mike Andrews, Denise Askew, Jason Lansing, Paul Feig, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah,
AUTORE: , Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah,
Sam, Neal, and Bill befriend a pretty new transfer student, but soon fear of losing her to the popular crowd and try to win her over with a series of fun things they plan for her. Lindsay, Nick, Daniel, and Ken decide to get fake IDs so they can see a hot local band perform at a bar. However, after they go through the trouble of getting their IDs and getting into the bar, the group is stunned to find out who the hot local bands lead singer is.
GUEST STAR: , Dave Allen, Kevin Corrigan, Ben Foster, Jason Schwartzman, Kayla Ewell, Sarah Hagan, Natasha Melnick, Stephen Lea Sheppard, Trace Beaulieu, Joanna Garcia, Jerry Messing,
AUTORE: , Judd Apatow, Paul Feig,
Lindsay reluctantly agrees to come over to Nick's house while his parents are out of town. Sam hopes to become lab partners with Cindy, but becomes jealous when Bill is named Cindy's lab partner.
GUEST STAR: , Dave Allen, Steve Bannos, Natasha Melnick, Sarah Hagan, Jerry Messing, Trace Beaulieu, Stephanie Erb, R.F. Daley, Riley Smith, Tom Virtue, Mark Allen Staubach,
AUTORE: , Patty Lin, Paul Feig,
Sam tries out to be the school mascot hoping to impress Cindy. Meanwhile, Daniel, Ken, and Kim suddenly become the basketball team's most rabid fans following a series of run-ins with jocks from the rival school, Lincoln High. Lindsay tries to figure out the best way to break up with Nick.
GUEST STAR: , Tom Wilson, Natasha Melnick, Jerrett Lennon, Riley Smith, Joanna Garcia, Shia LaBeouf, Samantha Shelton, David Doty, Amy Wheaton, Matt Czuchry, Daniel Chacón,
AUTORE: Mike White
Lindsay's parents forbid her from hanging out with Kim, as they see her as a bad influence. Bill grows tired of being picked last for teams for baseball in P.E. class, and not being allowed to really participate.
GUEST STAR: , Ann Dowd, Sam McMurray, Bruce Bohne, Denise Askew, Bill Chott, Ron Marasco, Landry Barb II, Matthew McKane, Blake Shields,
AUTORE: Rebecca Rand Kirshner
A car accident results in Lindsay deciding to stop hanging out with her "freak" friends. She decides to rejoin the mathletes and start hanging out with Millie again. Sam adopts a new modern hair style in the hopes of impressing Cindy. When this fails, he seeks out a new wardrobe.
GUEST STAR: , Olivia Hack, Joel Hodgson, Susan Krebs, Alex Breckenridge, Molly Maguire, Riley Smith, Jason Lansing, Brandy Warren, Percy Daggs III, Stephanie Erb, Judith Drake, Ben Ziff, Ron Lester, Scott McAfee, Michael Clayton McCarthy,
AUTORE: Paul Feig
Neal learns his father is cheating on his mother. Ken develops a crush on the tuba player in the school's marching band and Lindsay helps set them up.
GUEST STAR: , Jane Morris, Sam McMurray, Jessica Campbell, Amy Aquino, David Bowe, Jody Jones, Ben Hecht, Tava Smiley,
AUTORE: , Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Patty Lin,
When Bill talks about being allergic to peanuts in class, Alan tries to prove he's lying but Bill ends up in the hospital after an allergic reaction. Lindsay smokes weed for the first time.
GUEST STAR: , Claudia Christian, Leslie Mann, Doug Spinuzza, Kayla Ewell, Peggy Miley, Charlie Hartsock, Ruth Rudnick, Alexander Gould, Ben Livingston, Brian Hartt, Jason Lansing,
AUTORE: Judd Apatow
After fighting with his father, Nick moves out and to Lindsay's surprise begins staying with the Weir's. Cindy tells Bill that she has a crush on Sam. She asks Bill to convince Sam to invite her to a party.
GUEST STAR: , Natasha Melnick, Kevin Tighe, Shaun Weiss, Joanna Garcia, Kayla Ewell, Stephen Lea Sheppard, Jerry Messing, Trace Beaulieu, Samaire Armstrong, Jessica Smith,
AUTORE: Steve Bannos
Sam discovers that life as Cindy's boyfriend is not nearly as exciting as he had imagined. Ken's girlfriend ,Amy, confesses a shocking secret, putting Ken in an awkward situation. Lindsay struggles with asking Vice President George Bush a question during an assembly.
GUEST STAR: , Ben Stiller, Natasha Melnick, Jessica Campbell, Dave (Gruber) Allen, Joanna Garcia, Stephen Lea Sheppard, Jerry Messing, Riley Smith, Trace Beaulieu, Matthew McKane, Steve Bannos,
AUTORE: , Jon Kasdan, Judd Apatow, Mike White,
Daniel is sentenced to audio/visual class as punishment for attempting to pull the fire alarm to get out of taking a test. Lindsay is accepted to a two-week academic summit. Nick has a new girlfriend and takes up disco dancing.
GUEST STAR: , Dave (Gruber) Allen, Steve Higgins, Joel Hodgson, Lizzy Caplan, Stephen Lea Sheppard, Jerry Messing, Steve Bannos, Ron Marasco, Trace Beaulieu, Samaire Armstrong, Russell Harper, Flynn Warner, Teddy Lane, Jr., Joe Monti, Ben Ziff, Scott McAfee,
AUTORE: Paul Feig
Kim invites Lindsay to dinner, explaining that she needs to introduce a nice friend to her parents so they will stop hassling her to sell her car. After Lindsay realizes what an abusive home Kim is living in, the two flee the scene in Kim's car. Sam struggles with a bully who is friends with Kim.
GUEST STAR: , Rashida Jones, Ann Dowd, Jack Conley, Mike White, Shane Johnson, Brianna Lynn Brown, Tom Virtue,
AUTORE: Mike White
Lindsay tries to convince Harold to let her join her friends at a Who concert. Kim and Lindsay accidentally run over Millie's dog. Kim starts hanging out with Millie. Lindsay wants to tell Millie the truth about her dog, but Kim doesn't. Meanwhile, Nick teaches himself to play guitar and writes a love ballad for Lindsay and decides to play it for her despite Kens' objections. Ms. Haverchuck stuns Bill with the news that she has been dating Coach Fredricks.
GUEST STAR: , Claudia Christian, Meagen Fay, Jason Lansing, Matthew McKane,
AUTORE: , Judd Apatow, Bob Nickman,
Neal wrestles with the dilemma of whether to tell his mother about his father's affair. Lindsay is given detention after coming to the aid of a girl being attacked by a boy. Daniel deals with pressures at home and with Kim. He escapes from his problems through punk music.
GUEST STAR: , David Krumholtz, Bianca Kajlich, Sam McMurray, Amy Aquino, Ron Lester, Shawnee Free Jones, Alison Martin, Joel Madison, Joanna Canton, Rowan Shifrin, John Apicella, Sid Garza-Hillman, Brandon Peterson, Andy Mackenzie,
AUTORE: J. Elvis Weinstein