FREAKS AND GEEKS
Aired in 1999-2000 18 episodes
Why is this show from 17 years ago on our list? Because it has been on magazine’s “100 Greatest Shows of All Time”, ranked third on its list of greatest television shows of the 2000s and regularly features in articles about cult shows. Look at the early talent among cast and crew: Judd Apatow writing, Paul Fieg directing, James Franco,
Seth Rogen and Jason Segel as high schoolers. The show follows a bookish girl as she attempts to loosen up with her gang of misfits, and her brother, a nerd, trying to get more popular. Hence the title.