The following is a list of characters from the television series Freaks and Geeks
Lindsay Weir—played by Linda Cardellini
—is the elder of the two Weir siblings. As a child, Lindsay was close friends with Millie Kentner. Early in her scholastic career at McKinley High School, she would be recognized as a bright and thoughtful student (as well as a brilliant member of the Mathletes
). However, when her grandmother dies, she begins to question religion (she became an atheist after her grandmother, who was the most decent and good person she knew, said she looked into the future and saw "nothing" right before her death), social structure and, more personally crucial, the direction of her life. She begins hanging out with a gang of less academically minded friends (known commonly as "burnouts" or "freaks") which worries both her family and her old friends (Millie in particular). Despite her new social situation, she remains an intelligent and considerate person. She is continually questioning the world around her in order to find a place to fit in.
Sam Weir—played by John Francis Daley
—is Lindsay's younger brother. Like his sister, Sam has an excellent sense of morals and manners, though he's somewhat shy outside of his circle of friends. He has a slightly androgynous appearance and, being somewhat shorter and less physically developed than his peers, is often picked on... Read More