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Tuesday, January 10 2012

The Best Television Shows of 2011

The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best TV of 2009

Aside from one or two new shows, this look at the Best of TV 2009 seems awfully familiar. A look at early '60s admen? A practically incomprehensible drama about an island of airplane crash castaways? The Americanization of a UK workplace comedy? That definitely rings a bell.


Reviews

Sunday, August 28 2011

'The Bang Bang Club': Bang Bang Thud

Though not a complete disaster, The Bang Bang Club shows why some directors find it difficult to to transition between documentary and narrative film.


Tuesday, April 12 2011

It Was So Much More than Just Football: 'Friday Night Lights: The Fifth and Final Season'

In the end, Friday Night Lights managed to create striking moments out of the small and intimate.


Tuesday, July 1 2008

Friday Night Lights: The Second Season

Even with such an obvious misstep as the murder storyline in the second season, this is still one of the most well-executed series on television.


Sunday, October 7 2007

Friday Night Lights

The series abjures the usual primetime penchant for suburban gloss or metropolitan grit. Instead, it claimed as its territory lower middle class life in the America of vanishing jobs and diminishing horizons.


Wednesday, April 18 2007

Friday Night Lights

In the mundane, in the small and sometimes sad realities of small-town life, the heroic can be found.


Blogs

Monday, August 8 2011

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 4

The 2010-2011 season meant saying farewell to cult favorites Friday Night Lights and Smallville, as well as the ongoing mania surrounding one of TV's most mediocre shows, Glee.


News

Wednesday, April 13 2011

Turn on the 'Lights': It's not too late to start watching

If there were justice in the complicated realm of pop culture, "Friday Night Lights" would have spent the past five years loading up on Emmy


Thursday, May 6 2010

Fourth season of 'Friday Night Lights,' beginning Friday on NBC

REASON TO WATCH: Fourth-season NBC return of one of TV's best shows. (Due in part to a deal between NBC and DirecTV, this season has


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