This documentary is so good and honestly made me cry a little bit.
Not only is the ENTIRE (entire) cast as well as the creators, writers & NBC execs all present, it was also just stunning and super detailed. There was incredible B-Roll of props and placement of some of the classic situations and scenes. And all of the actors did their interviews according to what their characters interests were. Like Jason Segal was sitting behind Nick’s super drum set, and Busy Phillips was in Kim’s car and Linda was in Lindsay’s bedroom. Ugh I loved that. I love the details and the thought that went into it.
It will always be a bummer that this incredible show struggled to get people interested and to stay on the air to ultimately be cancelled after one season but looking back, it became the catalyst or the ground work for all of the amazing actors careers that all really started to take off just a few years later.
Starting at kind of an early age, I loved and adored the movies like Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express & more. I thought they were so fun and I loved that every single one of them always featured a lot of the same cast. So when I first started to catch reruns of Freaks & Geeks On tv, I freaked out because again, it was all the same cast from these movies that I loved but at a much younger age. It was then that i put it on my tv show to watch list to see what started it all. Because without this show, most likely, non of those movies would’ve been made or at least not have been as successful as they were and I just love that so much!
Like even in the This Is the End movie, James Franco literally has a couple of Freaks & Geeks paintings in his house where most of the central cast is walking in front of like idk i just think its so beautiful.
A Simple Favor just came out on Friday which was directed by Paul Feig, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and @lindacardellini
has a small role in it. That relationship began with Freaks & Geeks. It’s little things like that that just make me love and appreciate a cast & crew so much more than I did just while watching the show.