Freaks and Geeks Now A Cult Favorite For Teenagers On TikTok
By : Anna Grace Lee
Source : Esquire
Freaks and Geeks is now streaming on Hulu for the first time ever, in its 18-episode entirety, with all its vital original music intact. The show premiered on NBC in September 1999 and was cancelled in 2000, after only 12 episodes aired (the remaining episodes were released later thanks to a movement of fans). As a remedy for the show's poor ratings, executives pushed for writers to give the cast of teenage characters "more victories." Creator Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow refused to compromise the authentic heart of the show, and thus, Freaks and Geeks became a one-season wonder. After 2000, it lived on through "word-of-mouth recommendations and bootleg burned eBay DVDs" and (after an internet petition garnered over 35,000 signatures) finally became available on DVD in 2004.