If you’re not watchingLife, start. It was abbreviated by the writer’s strike last year and didn’t return until this fall, and I thought, man, they bring this weird little thing back, throw it in the 9 p.m. Friday timeslot, they’re gonna dumb it down and make it less layered and painful and gorgeous and strange, and the producers will no longer have access to God’s iPod or whatever it is that lets them use THE BEST MUSIC EVER in a show, and it will be pointlessly “action-packed” or “quirky,” but … none of these things have happened.
It’s still about the things we do to each other and the things we get over and don’t get over, about how we repair ourselves and deal with things that can’t be dealt with. It’s about locks on doors and who’s inside the rooms we don’t go in. It hits like a freight train, and before the end of every episode I’m already jonesing for the next one. The leads are fantastically hot, the tertiary characters are all complex and funny, it’s damn near perfect. You can watch it online, so go get caught up.
This is a fan mashup but the song actually appeared in two of the best episodes of last season: