Let’s be honest; we spend a ve-he-he-hery large portion of our lives watching television. But what else are we supposed to do? Be adults? Go to work? Do chores? Nah, we’d much rather binge watch box set after box set and fill our minds with epic storylines and make friends with fictional characters. After all, fictional human beings are so much better than real human beings. If you’re of the same opinion, there’s a high chance that you’re always looking for something new and exciting to watch. While you can watch the latest release on Hulu or Netflix, what about taking it back a few years? If you want our advice (you didn’t ask but whatevs), then you just ~have~ to watch Freaks and Geeks.
Freaks and Geeks has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years. When it was released in 1999, it didn’t get off to a great start. Although the awesome cast – including the fresh faces of James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Busy Phillips and more – actually filmed 18 episodes of season one, low ratings meant that only 12 of these episodes aired during its official run. Yet, as these actors have become more and more famous, fans have decided to go back to the start and watch the series over again. Yep, everyone is now obsessed. But how much do you really know about the freaks and the geeks? Are you a freak? Are you a geek? Are you a little in the middle? Well, whichever side you’re on, we bet these 25 things you didn’t know about Freaks and Geeks will take you by surprise.
The drab surroundings
Oh, Chippewa. The fake, fictional town of Michigan…the home of the Freaks and Geeks. You may have watched the show and thought that it looked a bit dull and drab, but that’s because it was made to look like that. In fact, the camera crew was under strict instructions to make the scenes look as dull as possible, and used green and gray tinted lights to help them make it look as dull as possible. As if that wasn’t enough, they rarely filmed scenes outside the confines of the school.