You may recall that I've promised 2 or 3 or 12 times to get around to doing retro reviews of "Sports Night." I haven't done it yet for one reason or another, most recently because I wanted to wait for this week's release of the fancy new 10th anniversary DVD boxed set, with prettier transfers and a ton of special features that put the out-of-print original set to shame.
I still don't have time to do this project anytime soon -- we either need to wait for a SAG strike (knock wood that it doesn't happen) or until the summer -- but in the meantime, you can go read Linda Holmes' eloquent summation of what made both the show and this new DVD set so great.
As this is the only show where I am solely responsible for it getting an Emmy nomination (William H. Macy for guest actor in season two -- check the comments for an explanation), I have a personal stake in writing about it eventually. I promise to do that, sooner or later.