A must-see for any teen that grew in the late 90s/early 00's (I was 17-18 when this was on Basic cable to brutal ratings) and belonged to the freak-geek-emo-nerd-loner-fuck-up crowd/fringe. James Franco was our generation's James Dean. TV was King & Queen. Post-Cinema. Pre-Internet. Spoke loads to the collective US as few shows (and films) ever had; before, then or after. Undoubtedly Apatow's/Feig's creative summit.
"Hi, Cindy." --Sam Weir
This hilarious depiction of high school life is too realistic, it's almost too unbearable to watch it. And I mean it as a compliment. Always a pleasure to witness Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, and Rashida Jones before they went famous. And best of all, this show knew how to close an episode with a great song. Why, NBC, why did you cancel this amazing show!?