Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series (Collectors Edition) Blu-ray Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide



All 18 Episodes in Both Original Aspect Ratio and New Widescreen Presentations

What high school was like for the rest of us.

The modern classic, Freaks And Geeks, is available on Blu-ray! Set in 1980 at the fictional McKinley High in Detroit, Freaks And Geeks focused on two groups of outsiders: the stoners, tough kids and bad girls; and the brains, nerds and squares. Although this Emmy award-winning series ran for only one season, it has remained a cult favorite and a benchmark of quality television.

A funny and authentic portrait of high school life with all of its horrors and triumphs, Freaks And Geeks resonates with anybody who has ever felt like they don't quite fit in. The series' legacy – including the ongoing success of many of its key personnel, from creator Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), to executive producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), to cast members such as Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason Segel – is undoubtedly secure in the hearts and minds of its passionate (and ever-growing) fanbase.

MY REVIEW
I don't know about you, but I remember watching this show when it came out on our TV screens back in 1999. I was going into my sophomore year in high school and I remember falling in love with this show because it was relatable in so many ways. 

Even though it didn't go past its first season, Freaks and Geeks was a show that was under the radar and now that it's two decades later and with so many streaming services bringing it back, it's become such a popular show, even my oldest teen loves it and sat down with me as I re-watched this entire series again and loved it even more. I hadn't seen it since Netflix took it off, so when you don't see a show in a while it's like watching it for the first time, plus it was awesome to have my oldest love it as much as I did and spend quality time together.

My favorite character from this show is a mix between Nick and Lindsay. I loved how he was just about going with the flow and laid back. He didn't really like drama, none of the guys really liked drama. I also liked Lindsay and how she is trying to figure out who she is and where she fits in, as we all do at that age. Her relationship with her parents and brother is up and down as teens are at that age, but as an adult with teens as kids now, I think I relate to the parents in this show more than the kids, just trying to make sure our kids are happy and healthy and to show them that they're loved.

It was great to watch this on blu-ray and on our smart TV as the picture quality is pretty awesome and you can see everything. I especially loved watching the bloopers, interviews and the audition footage from the actors from the show. I love watching their auditions. A great show that got cancelled way too early, I definitely recommend this show to friends and family, especially those with teens going into high school or about to enter high school. This show is definitely one to relate to when you're a teenager.

For more information on Freaks and Geeks, you can head to Shout Factory as they have this series in both DVD and blu-ray format for purchase. Thanks to our friends over at Shout Factory, we are offering you readers a chance to win the entire series on blu-ray!  This show had so many popular actors/actresses in it, so to enter the giveaway, comment below sharing who your favorite actor/actress from this cast is.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Freaks and Geeks on blu-ray at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received

19 comments:

  1. My favourite actor is Seth Rogen

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  2. My favorite actor from the show is Jason Segel.

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  3. I love this show, it would be cool to win! I love James Franco he plays the part perfect, but they are great actors!

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  4. I loved Seth Rogan in the series!

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  5. Love James Franco! Great cast!

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  6. "Leave a comment sharing your favorite actor/actress from the show." Seth Rogan is always amusing!

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  7. Martin Starr was my favorite actor on this show. I enjoy him on Silicon Valley.

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  8. Linda Cardellini for the win....

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  9. Definitely Seth Rogen - I really loved this show. Never could figure out why they cancelled after only one season, it was so good.

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  10. Seth Rogen is my favorite but I really enjoy quite a few of these actors.

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  11. My fave character is Lindsay because she reminds me of me.

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  12. I loved this show! Lindsay was also my favorite

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