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The One Show You Must Watch This Week

College can be stressful. That's why it's important to take some breaks every once in a while, say, watch an episode or two of some good TV. Over time, if everyone follows the recommendations in these posts, life at Penn will grind to a complete halt, but everyone will be blissfully entertained and relaxed.

This week, there are two shows you must watch: Pushing Daisies and Friday Night Lights. By the way, 1 in this post can be equal to any number between 1 and probably 14. I'm not so good with the numbers.

For the fanciful among us, there's Pushing Daisies, the story of a piemaker who can wake the dead (but only for a minute before he touches them back to the great beyond) and the love of his life that he can't touch (because he woke her up from the dead and let her hang around for more than a minute). This season features, among other things, bees, nuns, clowns, whipsmart dialogue, singing, murder, and romance. It sounds nuts, and it is, but it's also one of the best shows on TV today.

Pushing Daisies, Wed. at 8 p.m. on ABC

For the realists (and those lucky enough to have Direct TV), there's Friday Night Lights, which will air on Direct TV Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and reair on NBC in February. The little show that could picks up eight months after the second season ended: Tami is now the principal, Riggins and Lyla are together, and there's football, lots of gritty football. If you're looking for a show that makes you feel real emotions in a way that doesn't feel cheap (ahem, Denny during Grey's Anatomy, ahem), then this show about a high school football team in a small Texas town is for you.