Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Friday Night Lights Award- Drama Series

Named For: Friday Night Lights (NBC/The 101) 2006-11
Awarded To: The best drama series of the season
2009 Winner: Friday Night Lights (NBC/The 101)
2010 Winner: Friday Night Lights (NBC/The 101)
2011 Winner: Friday Night Lights (NBC/The 101)

10. Scandal (ABC) 0 points

9. Parenthood (NBC) 4 points
3rd by Jack

8. One Tree Hill (The CW) 4 points
2nd by Jack, 5th by Me

7. Treme (HBO) 7 points
2nd by Jaydon and T-time

6. Shameless (Showtime) 14 points
1st by Larry, 4th by Me

5. The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 14 points
1st by Matt and Jack, 1st by Me

4. Revenge (ABC) 16 points
3rd by Tyson, Cecil, Larry, Matt, and Mags

3. Mad Men (AMC) 17 points
1st by Jaydon and T-time, 3rd by Me

2. Luck (HBO) 17 points
1st by Bonz, 2nd by Me

and the Poolie goes to...

1. House (FOX) 21 points
1st by Tyson, Cecil, Rizzo, and Mags

This is House's fourth nomination and first ever win for best drama series of the season.  Here to explain how it finally got over the hump is Poolie voter Larry.

House has been the bridesmaid in this category the last three years, having fallen to all-time great Friday Night Lights each time. This was House’s last shot at glory. Receiving a Poolie in the final season is the equivalent of winning the Superbowl, World Series, and the Final Four at once while riding off into the sunset. Over its eight seasons, House moved from a more procedural based show to one with more continuity. Some things didn’t work, but there were too many constants that provided entertainment for the show to fail. House and Wilson’s relationship was the most successful theme the show had, and using it as the focus for much of the final season was the perfect way to go out.  The show will be missed, and I’m glad it won the big one. Also, let’s be honest, the drama category is a little weak this year, certainly no match for its action counterpart.

With House off the air, someone else will have to misdiagnose Lupus and Sarcoidosis on a regular basis. Franklin and Bash, I am looking at you.

by Larry Avitabile


  1. Revenge over Vampire Diaries is a disgrace. it's an embarrassment to the poolie awards.

  2. Not as embarrassing as House winning. Well yeah, actually more embarrassing. Revenge turned into a complete bore fest after about episode six.