Thursday, November 5, 2009

Are You A Freak, or a Geek?

Lindsay Weir is a Michigan high school student, who was seen in the incredibly short-lived first season (which is also the full series) of Freaks and Geeks. Unlike many teenage characters on TV, Lindsay wasn't a caricature--she embodied a huge range of realistic characteristics, and had to balance being an honor student with desiring a certain level of coolness, on top of being a good daughter and sister in a crazy family. While at times, she makes rather poor decisions, Lindsay is a good person, and manages to defy categorization as either a "freak" or a "geek," unlike essentially every other student profiled on the show.

1 comment:

  1. I've never identified more with a television character than I did with Lindsay Weir.