I legitimately don't think I understand the appeal of Freaks and Geeks. I'm on the eighth episode and am already legitimately bored of it. The characters seem bland, and the plots are always full of cliches. As much as it tries to push the realism, each episode seems to boil down to one or two situations you'd find in, say, an episode of Saved by the Bell, heightens them up a bit, and throws in a gallon of teenage high school drama. At this point, it seems the only thing bringing me back is the crazy amount of big-before-they-were-big actors. And Joel from MST3K.