The final installment has arrived, and, not surprisingly, I saved the biggest races for last: best drama and comedy series. Emmy voters, do me a solid and transfer these recommendations onto your official ballots when they go out next week.
*Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC): They shot, they scored their best season since the first. Touchdown!
*30 Rock (NBC): Shaky start, but by the end, we were shaking ourselves -- with laughter.
*The Big Bang Theory (CBS): I still don't know what the hell string theory is. But I'm laughing, anyway!
*Chuck (NBC): You saved the show. Great. Now how's about saving it from an Emmy snub?
*How I Met Your Mother (CBS): The fact that it's never been nominated is -- wait for it -- unacceptable.
*The Office (NBC): Splitting the office in two was a swell idea. Bringing Amy Ryan back? Even sweller.
*Pushing Daisies (ABC): Good idea, good writing, good directing, good acting, good... bye. [Sigh]