FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, Created by Peter Berg
You may not need me to tell you to watch this much-loved show, but in the spirit of all things Americana, I thought Friday Night Lights was an appropriate recommendation. Yes, the writers strike left things a bit messy in Season 2, but the series holds up as one of the best written, shot, and performed shows about a high school ever. It balances its melodrama with characters we love instantly and dearly. Quite simply, it’s a show with heart.