The beautiful thing about living in the era of streaming is that you have the ability to resurrect and relive shows that were gone too soon. By "gone too soon" shows, I of course specifically mean Freaks and Geeks, the beloved Paul Feig-created and Judd Apatow-produced series that barely survived 18 magical episodes before getting the axe. It is a show that, almost two decades later, I still can't get over, and, with every re-watch, I end up wondering how Freaks and Geeks got cancelled.
With a hub of talent including Apatow regulars (Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel) as well Linda Cardellini and Busy Phillips, it seems incredulous that NBC would let them go. But timing is incredibly important when it comes to explaining why Freaks and Geeks couldn't make it to that second season. In a lot of ways, the world wasn't ready, and, in a lot of other ways, the network wasn't patient. A 2017 audience is definitely more willing to embrace the series than a 2000 audience was, and that's something to keep in mind if the boys want to push out a reunion reboot.
But, if you're just looking for concrete reasons to pacify you, then feel free to scroll down and gain your peace of mind.