February 04, 2011

poniewozik on friday night lights

James Poniewozik's ode to Friday Night Lights. I didn't connect with his Woody Guthrie comparison, but I like this closer: "Just as HBO's crime-drama masterpiece The Wire was a searing vision of what is wrong with America, Friday Night Lights has been a clear-eyed, full-hearted tribute to what is right with it." I haven't been watching Season 5 (don't have DirecTV, and haven't been pirating it), so am very much looking forward to feeling emotionally devastated on a weekly basis when it runs on NBC.