40. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
FNL is art imitating life in the truest sense-the show is based on a book which was written about the high-school-football-is-more-important-than-life-itself cuture in Texas. Yes, the show is centered around football, but there is something for everyone—the series does a phenomenal job of highlighting and dissecting the various groups and cliques that make up suburban America. Also, Minka Kelly. *bows*
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
The book's author, Buzz Bissinger, hates the Internet. Like, really really hates it. Oh, and he's a pedantic asshole. Almost forgot that one!