If last week’s episode of “The Good Wife,” the aptly titled “Hitting the Fan,” chronicled the climactic blow-up of the Lockhart & Gardner, this week’s “The Next Day” found both sides staking their ground and moving into an uncertain future.
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“Friday Night Lights” almost didn’t survive its first season. After it debuted on NBC in fall 2006 on Tuesdays, then was relegated midway through to—yep, the graveyard of Friday night at 8 p.m.—the drama about a Texas high school football team was low-rated but critically beloved.
There are a lot of reasons to love “Parks and Recreation.” It’s one of the funniest comedies on TV. It’s one of the nicest, always allowing you to laugh with rather than at the characters. It has plenty of heartwarming moments you don’t expect. Most importantly, though, it’s the one thing that makes waiting in line at the DMV or going to pay off your parking ticket tolerable.
As evidenced by every red carpet or talk show he’s ever been on, Clooney has an endearingly self-deprecating sense of humor. He’s gotten deeply involved in all kinds of social causes, whether it was protesting the genocide in Darfur or raising money to fight poverty.
Unemployment. Downward mobility. Trying to simplify your life. Vehicles with exceptionally poor gas mileage. It all sounds like news you probably read about this morning. And that’s what makes “Lost In America” more than just a movie.