Tag: nbc

  • Suddenly There is Music in the Sound of Your Name…

    In the past three weeks, the following things have all happened on the National Broadcasting Company: Mr. Daniel Radcliffe hosted Saturday Night Live Smash, premiered to great fanfare (if NBC-level numbers) Mr. Matthew Broderick appeared in a heavily promoted ad during NBC’s highest rated program of 2012 (I don’t think it’s premature to make that […]

  • Friday Night Lights: “East of Dillon”

    Welcome back, Coach! I have very little and very much to say about this beautiful season four premiere. Let’s see whether my talky or taciturn side wins, shall we? When we left Dillon, Coach had been screwed out of his position by Joe McCoy’s machinations, ((I’m sure in his eyes, Coach hoisted himself on his […]

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent keeps going and going…

    “Why are you a cop?” “Because I like it, and I’m good at it, and that kid is a killer.” Returning for its eighth ((!)) season this Sunday, April 19 at 9/8c, Law & Order: Criminal Intent doesn’t have the cachet of its sister or the mothership, but it keeps trudging along at a high […]

  • Friday Night Lights: “Tomorrow Blues”

    Y’all have had a really nice relationship and you don’t know what’s going to happen after that. If you and Matt are meant to be together you’ll be together. And if you’re not, there’s going to be someone else special for you. And so the long ride comes to a close. We diehards hold out […]

  • Friday Night Lights: “Underdogs”

    Living in Dillon is certainly handicap enough to make anyone an underdog. Almost as much a handicap as a show airing exclusively on DirecTV before returning to the broadcast airwaves. All underdogs can do is push, strive, and keep trying against overwhelming odds and insurmountable forces. Would the Panthers find the hearts of champions within […]

  • Friday Night Lights: “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”

    In Mo Ryan’s recap/preview of FNL’s third season she pointed out how much this season has replayed the greatest hits of season one. ((And fortunately did NOT put any dead bodies in the trunks of cars.)) That’s certainly true, but is to be expected to a certain extent in a show about teenagers. After all, […]

  • Friday Night Lights: “The Giving Tree”

    Money comes and goes, yeah? These kids of ours, that’s a one-time deal. “The Giving Tree” is one of Shel Silverstein’s finest works, and while Landry’s right that his relationship with Tyra superficially resembles it, the story is about parents and children. The give us life, nurture and support us. They feed us, clothe us, […]

  • Kings premieres. Does anyone care?

    I don’t have a lot to say about the premiere of Kings right yet; it was ambitious and interesting and I’ve saved a season pass for it, but I don’t really know what to think. It could easily degrade into a soapy mess, more 90210 than The West Wing, but Michael Green’s pilot managed to […]

  • Friday Night Lights: “Game of the Week”

    When Friday Night Lights is at its best, football is the hub around which each story revolves. Some are obviously and tightly coupled, such as the QB controversy or Matt standing tall under the weight of hit after hit to go back for one more play, one more yard. Some seem detached, like Mindy and […]

  • Friday Night Lights: “New York, New York”

    You’ll be swell! You’ll be great! Gonna have the whole world on the plate! Starting here, starting now, Honey, everything’s coming up roses! – Mama Rose So ends Six’s story, with the tearful reunion of an accidental family and the broken heart of a lifelong friend. Nothing ever could stop Jason Street, not even a […]