Posts Tagged ‘friday night lights’

So. For those readers who have been following my book-in-progress Complex TV, you may have noticed a lengthy hiatus since I last posted a chapter. Not coincidentally, the last chapter I posted was in August 2012, shortly before returning to the classroom after my sabbatical. Since then, my writing process has stalled considerably, in large […]


Being in Germany since August, I feel quite detached from American television, even though that’s what I’m here to write and talk about. I’ve found ways to access the shows that I’m missing, but without the ease of my TiVo and the television schedule matching my timezone, I’m definitely watching less, and therefore more selectively. […]


In my last post, I offered my Top Tier TV for 2010, roughly serving as a top 5 (with one of those taken by a videogame). So the following shows could be seen as residing in the bottom half of my Best Of list, but I refuse the arbitrary limit of 10 or the time […]


As I discussed in my last post, I’m heading down my list for best TV of the decade, broken into tiers. Today I’m onto tier 3 – these shows are all more flawed or erratic than the top tiers, but still qualify as among the best of the decade. I’m also including a few shows […]


Back in January, I wrote about my disappointment in the third season of Friday Night Lights. After a wonderful first season, I found the second season more palatable than most fans did, but found the missteps more glaring in the third season, despite the consensus praise for the season as a return to form. Now […]


My wife and I are latecomers to Friday Night Lights – we started watching the first season on Universal HD last winter and fell in love with the show’s sense of place, understated but compelling performances, and naturalistic dialogue. We heard that season 2 was disappointing, but we quite enjoyed it on DVD over the […]


Best of 2008

31Dec08

One of the great gifts of having a blog is the opportunity to spout off opinions as if they are truth. And the end of the year is the time for bold opinions that quantify the previous year, often in multiples of ten. I thought about offering a TV Top Ten for the year, but […]