In the fall's biggest sports/primetime-TV crossover, the new series "Friday Night Lights" premieres tonight.
Translated into everyone's favorite "Blank Meets Blank" game, it's "Playmakers" meets "The O.C." Whee!
I was all set to gently mock the series: After all, "Friday" is being broadcast on TUESDAYS.
Then I started reading the reviews:
The dean of all TV critics, Tom Shales in the Washington Post, raved. So did Virginia Heffernan in the NY Times.
I was planning to watch before, if only out of curiosity and a sense that if there's a network-TV show about sports, I should be watching.
But now I go in with some pretty high expectations. If you sneak away from the Yankees game to watch, let's circle back on it tomorrow for everyone's reactions.