Two Great Shows

August 20th 2008 by Jen in Randomness

Recently, Dan and I watched two shows that both ran for only one season before getting cancelled.  “Freaks and Geeks” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” are both funny, smart, and thought-provoking, not to mention more well-written than the vast majority of TV drivel out there.  Neither are family-friendly, but they will both make you laugh out loud at least once per episode.  Dan and I wish that both shows were still running.

“Freaks and Geeks” is set in 1980, in a high school, and follows a brother and sister through a year of their lives.  It’s depressing in some places, sad, hilarious, and really illuminating.  It will make you remember about your own high school experience.

“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” is set in present day Hollywood, a show about the behind-the-scenes action of a sketch comedy show.  The feel is incredibly similar to “The West Wing,” which is one of my favorite shows of all times.  No, I do not agree with all of either show’s politics or worldviews, but both “Studio 60″ and “WW” are thoughtful and thought-provoking.  Not to mention the fact that Christians should NOT insulate themselves from the reality of the world, nor from the perpspectives of unbelievers, especially when it comes to the perspectives on Christianity.

Dan and I both highly recommend “Freaks and Geeks” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”  “Studio 60″ can be watched for free at hulu.com (with limited commercial interruptions).   “Freaks and Geeks” is out on DVD.  I know Netflix has it and I’m sure Blockbuster does as well.  

One Response to “Two Great Shows”

  1. melissa anizor Says:

    i want to see a picture of Jen Born’s baby belly!!!

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