The one time post-Super Bowl programming didn’t suck
The Super Bowl hits in about two hours, as I write this, and regardless of what happens in the game, here’s a guarantee: whatever comes afterward will almost certainly suck. Networks have tried to launch new series, or rolled out trumped-up versions of existing favorites, but only once has this resulted in anything memorable — way back in 1993, when NBC aired the first episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. This was The Wire before there was a Wire. Check this, from the very first episode, and tell me what you’d think if you saw this after a Super Bowl:
Me, I’d weep tears of joy — well, probably tears of beer, given what time it’d be — but still, this was some great television, and I can’t believe it got a post-Super Bowl spot.