Two unique groups of teenagers deal with life in high school during the 1980s. Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts, the “freaks,” while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends, the “geeks.”
Season 1 – Episode 18
Neal wrestles with the dilemma of whether to tell his mother about his father’s affair. Lindsay is given detention after coming to the aid of a girl being attacked by a boy. Daniel deals with pressures at home and with Kim. He escapes from his problems through punk music.
The episode was rated from 324 votes.
#2 – Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers
Season 1 – Episode 17
Lindsay tries to convince Harold to let her join her friends at a Who concert. Kim and Lindsay accidentally run over Millie’s dog. Kim starts hanging out with Millie. Lindsay wants to tell Millie the truth about her dog, but Kim doesn’t. Meanwhile, Nick teaches himself to play guitar and writes a love ballad for Lindsay and decides to play it for her despite Kens’ objections. Ms. Haverchuck stuns Bill with the news that she has been dating Coach Fredricks.
The episode was rated from 313 votes.
#3 – Kim Kelly Is My Friend
Season 1 – Episode 16
Kim invites Lindsay to dinner, explaining that she needs to introduce a nice friend to her parents so that they stop hassling her to sell her car. After Lindsay realizes what an abusive home Kim lives in, the two flee the scene in Kim’s car. Sam struggles with a bully who is Kim’s friend.
The episode was rated from 320 votes.
#4 – Smooching and Mooching
Season 1 – Episode 13
After fighting with his father, Nick moves out and to Lindsay’s surprise begins staying with the Weir’s. Cindy tells Bill that she has a crush on Sam. She asks Bill to convince Sam to invite her to a party.
The episode was rated from 343 votes.
#5 – The Garage Door
Season 1 – Episode 11
Neal learns his father is cheating on his mother. Ken develops a crush on the tuba player in the school’s marching band and Lindsay helps set them up.
The episode was rated from 337 votes.
#6 – Discos and Dragons
Season 1 – Episode 15
Daniel is sentenced to audio/visual class as punishment for attempting to pull the fire alarm to get out of taking a test. Lindsay is accepted to a two-week academic summit. Nick has a new girlfriend and takes up disco dancing.
The episode was rated from 330 votes.
#7 – The Little Things
Season 1 – Episode 14
Sam discovers that life as Cindy’s boyfriend is not nearly as exciting as he had imagined. Ken’s girlfriend, Amy, confesses a shocking secret, putting Ken in an awkward situation. Lindsay struggles with asking Vice President George Bush a question during an assembly.
The episode was rated from 324 votes.
#8 – I’m With the Band
Season 1 – Episode 5
Lindsay encourages Nick to pursue a career in music. Nick continues to practice with his current band, but quickly decides he’s better than them. Lindsay encourages Nick to audition for a bigger local band. When things don’t go well in the audition, Lindsay is there to comfort Nick. After learning they have to shower in gym class, Sam, Bill, and Neal refuse to do it.
The episode was rated from 415 votes.
#9 – Chokin’ and Tokin’
Season 1 – Episode 12
When Bill talks about being allergic to peanuts in class, Alan tries to prove he’s lying but Bill ends up in the hospital after an allergic reaction. Lindsay smokes weed for the first time.
The episode was rated from 348 votes.
#10 – Girlfriends and Boyfriends
Season 1 – Episode 7
Lindsay reluctantly agrees to come over to Nick’s house while his parents are out of town. Sam hopes to become lab partners with Cindy, but becomes jealous when Bill is named Cindy’s lab partner.
The episode was rated from 387 votes.