1. "Freaks and Geeks"

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Sure, there are only 18 to go by, but every single episode of Judd Apatow's unflinchingly honest look at the heartaches and horrors of high school is pitch-perfect. IFC started rerunning the entire series last week, so tune in! Side note: Apatow's career as a TV kiss of death started back with 1992's "The Ben Stiller Show" and continued with "Undeclared" in 2001.