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One of my all time favourite television shows was the much too short-lived comedy-drama titled, “Freaks and Geeks”. The show centered around two siblings, and how each of them navigated their way throughout high school. Many viewers have mentioned that “Freaks and Geeks” was one of the most accurate television depictions of high school yet. I think what made the show develop such a strong cult following was not the show’s portrayal of high school itself, but it’s portrayal of social identity within a high school setting. One of the reasons I say this is due to the fact that the show is set in the 1980’s, a decade in which I was only just born into the world. Yet, so many viewers who were not yet of school age in the 1980’s (including myself) still tend to feel such a strong attachment to the television program’s motifs and characters.

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