What you should be watching

by sam on 08/10/2007

Jacob from Television Without Pity gives his breakdown of Emmy "should" and "will" win items. I don’t agree with everything on there, but he’s got the best one-paragraph explanation of why everyone should be watching the woefully underappreciated Friday Night Lights

Should Win: The curiously nomination-lacking Friday Night Lights. (Of the nominees, Grey’s, but nobody could possibly vote that way and feel good about it, could they? This year, of all years?) Friday Night Lights is often, loudly and obsessively touted as the best thing since sliced bread. And why? Because it is. A truly magical, heartrending confection of deeply felt relationships, strongly defined and complex characters, and the kind of sincerity that can rescue even a seemingly paint-by-numbers "class and race issues" subplot with seemingly infinite ease. If you think you’re not up for a show about small-town high school football, I feel confident telling you that you have no idea what you’re talking about, and you’re doing seriously bad things to yourself.

The first season DVD comes out on August 28th, and you all should go rent it.  That’s all.