I haven't been impressed with any of the new fall season television offerings so far.
Three of the shows, and they're the ones with some of the biggest buzz so far, all seem like the same show to me: Chuck, Reaper and The Bionic Woman. Each is about a regular Joe/Jane who has something unexpected and fantastical happen to him or her and has to learn to deal with it. Watch their friends and family be amazed as they start fighting crime/capture souls for the devil/run really fast.
I feel like I already get all that and more that each week on Heroes, a much better show than any of them.
But as excited as I am to have The Office, 30 Rock, House and Family Guy back, the debut I have been waiting for is tonight at 9:00 on NBC.
Friday Night Lights is the little show that won't quit. This is its third night on the NBC schedule and maybe the lack of Tuesday and Wednesday competition will being in some more eyeballs.
Critics and a small but fanatical following got the show renewed for a second season. Last year It ended up on almost every magazine's top ten list (Entertainment Weekly, Time, etc.) and was named by the American Film Institute as the best TV show of the year.
I could go on and on about the superior acting, the story, the music, how unfreakingbelievably hot actress Minka Kelly is, but I'll close with the most important thing to remember: IT'S NOT REALLY ABOUT FOOTBALL! Just in case that is what has kept you away....
Just watch it! Mkay?