The Sporting Scene: High School Football Beyond “Friday Night Lights” : The New Yorker
The full article was pretty interesting. I don't know how you can get it on line, subscription or something? Anyway, that links to a precis of the full piece. As I say, interesting.
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
The X Files
Band of Brothers
Game of Thrones
Journeyman - gone too soon!
The Amazing Race - Best "reality" show ever.
"While Jim is milking the Russian Boar, I'm in the shade of a Baobab tree being served a cool drink by a beautiful young indigenous girl. "
Aloha - Aloha HARD
Breaking Bad - watershed TV event of this generation, towers above the rest
After that, mostly olde school:
Rockford Files - I wanna live in a trailer on Malibu beach and drive a Camero. Don't get no better
Hawaii Five O - the first 3 seasons or so, featuring shot on film, on location in '60s Hawaii. Visuals extraordinaire
Star Trek TOS - Campy schlock is fun
Bob Newhart Show - 70's version of course. Suzanne Pleshette...mama!
ABC Tuesday Movie of the week - These were the HBO productions of their time. Some of my faves include: Duel, Trilogy of Terror, Brian's Song, Crowhaven Farm, Tribes, The Night Stalker, The Screaming Woman, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, Dying Room Only, Bad Ronald...
Crime Story: Michael Mann and Dennis Farino. Run, run, run runaway
Northern Exposure: perhaps my second fave behind Breaking Bad.
".Tony Banks described the English fans arrested in Marseilles as 'brain dead idiots'. That goes for me as well. ".
Secretary of the Football Supporters Association.
Can't believe no one has mentioned the Buffster.
I'm just finishing The Shield, and I've really enjoyed that.
Some other UK stuff that's well worth a watch
One Foot In The Grave
The Royle Family
It wasn't me............I wasn't even there.