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Friday Night Lights

A TV show about a small town Texas football team

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This is one of the rare shows on tv that seems to have it all!

  • Apr 20, 2009
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This is a show that I've really come to enjoy watching.  Thank goodness for tivo since Friday Night Lights is on Fridays on NBC.  This is one of those well rounded shows with different layers.

 The quality of this show is really based on the writing and character development.  You really buy into the characters and the things they're going through.  Although on the surface, a show about football in a small Texas town might seem really uninteresting, they've really succeeded into making the stories believable and the characters complex.  I really enjoy how the show focus' on character redemption from themselves and their life circumstances to overcome and achieve.

I really hope they can figure out how to keep this show going.  I respect how this show moves a lot of it's  main characters on in life but I also think this spells doom for this show.  With the departure of each of the original cast, the addition of new cast members has been slow coming.

This show has a lot to offer guys.  Good looking girls( Minka Kelly & Adrianne Palicki) and football.  But this show just is so much more than that.  For instance, Coach Taylor(Kyle Chandler) show's what it's like to deal with fanatical boosters and the sharky waters of Dillon.   His job is on the line day in and day out and someone's always watching over his shoulder waiting for him to fail.  That resonates more broadly with me and real life more than anything.

Anyways, if you've got some thoughts on this show as well, I'd like to hear your opinions.

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Quick Tip by . December 09, 2010
Am so sad this is the last season for Friday Night Lights. It is a FANTASTIC show!!!!
Quick Tip by . May 22, 2010
Don't know what this is...doesn't even look like a sports show.
review by . February 27, 2009
Not only is it filmed in and around Austin, TX - where I call home - but it appeals to such a wide audience and is simply gripping television.   I mean, if my wife (an avid sports non-fan) loves it, you know it's gotta be good.    Sure, it's about football.  But it's about much more than that too.  The relationship between the head coach - played by Kyle Chandler - and his wife is just amazing.  You'd think that they were actually married.  Terrific …
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I'm a socal native who grew up in the real OC. Went from OC to UCLA and became addicted to the internet. Now I reside in the westside, surf El Porto(crappo for some), and love all things drumming.
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Premiere Date: October 3, 2006
Description: A television show based in Texas about the people who make up Dillon, a fantaical football town.
Genre: Drama
Studio: NBC
Original Air Date: October 5, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2007
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