There's not much a person can do to make grammar exciting to a student so I am also excited about lit also.
This from a teacher. Not, "It is hard to convey how fascinating grammar is to some students' but "it is hard to make the subject of grammar, which bores me, into something of interest to my students." If he would stop pandering--wasting time with silly movies for example--maybe there would be a chance. He could use the wonderful O Brother Where Art Thou? instead of Troy.
But I am being too harsh. The poor guy is rowing against the tide. And he is no different than the men who taught me in high school so long ago. So few of them seemed to really enjoy what he taught.