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JoeE
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PostPosted: 04.16.2004 11:30 am    Post subject: Freaks and Geeks Reply with quote

Not a movie, but a fantastic series none the less. Very similar to Linklater and Wes Anderson in it's writing. Every episode had at least one poignant scene.



I'm mostly through the boxset and as I watch, I completely understand why it was cancelled. It was far too realistic and substantial for prime time Americans who want The O.C. and The Apprentice type garbage. I'm really thankful that the 18 episodes were given the chance to be made. I also don't understand why none of the actors, other than James Defranco, have really been seen anywhere since.
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PostPosted: 04.16.2004 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duh, I love The O.C.
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PostPosted: 04.16.2004 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I caught about half of the episodes when they originally aired, and thought highly of the series. Like Franco, Linda Cardellini, who played Lindsay, has also found post-Freaks and Geeks success. She appeared in the two Scooby-Doo movies, and, more substantially, as a current regular on ER.



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PostPosted: 04.16.2004 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Linda C. played Velma! I didn't see either Scooby Doo movie and haven't even checked out the cast, so I never noticed.



Stefani, I can't say that I've watched The O.C. either, I just assumed it was bad based on the watercooler conversations I hear at work along with The Bachelor and Idol recaps. Does Peter Gallagher carry the show?
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Danny Baldwin
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PostPosted: 04.18.2004 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what she is thinking. It is terrible. Almost as bad as Punk'd.
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PostPosted: 04.18.2004 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's "bad" in a good way? Maybe millions of Americans appreciate it ironically. Wink
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PostPosted: 04.18.2004 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen The O.C.--and I have no interest--but I know that quite a few critics have been generous. Sometimes there's a "cool quotient" attached to disliking something that has little to do with whether that thing actually has merits or not. (It's the Reverse Lemming Syndrome.) I'm frequently suspicious of the motives that drive backlashes; too often they are related to superficial cultural connotations rather than honest appraisals.



In other words, I'm not going to avoid American Idol just because the Self-Appointed Guardians of Cool wouldn't be caught dead watching--if they weren't so busy polishing their images and blindly constructing their superiority complexes, maybe they'd recognize that there are many valid reasons for Idol to exist as positive entertainment. (I'm not a faithful viewer by any means, and I'd never bother to actually vote, but I certainly don't mind if it happens to be on while I'm home.)



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PostPosted: 04.18.2004 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh BS. You know you love it Beltmann!
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PostPosted: 04.19.2004 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Stevens is the only entertaining one.
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PostPosted: 04.21.2004 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man...Punk'd was pretty cool the first few episodes...



As far as the O.C. goes, I've tried to watch it before, but it just wasn't working for me. It seems so fake and made-up thats its hard to pretend that its a story that you're supposed to believe.
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