“Keep Looking” wasn’t a great episode as a sixty minute run, but was a phenomenal piece of television in its closing musical montage. And while breaking down the whole episode into its necessary components has its benefits, one need only watch the last five minutes to gain a full picture of the story behind Friday Night Lights.
“Right Hand of the Father” exemplified much of what it means to not fully understand the scope of parenting, especially concerning teenagers. Because these little s#$%s do whatever they want.
I get the feeling the writers and brass for Friday Night Lights, much like the Taylor family in tonight’s episode, have always felt like they were on the outside looking in. After all, the show has never gained the mainstream popularity I’m sure it once pined for.
So begins the fifth and final season of the greatest show no one ever watched. And while the “no one” part of that sentence may be a bit of an overstatement, I am confident in saying the genius of Friday Night Lights is inversely proportional to the show’s ratings share.
If you tune in to the pilot and aren’t won over the first time you hear, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” then I don’t know what to tell you.
In the Friday Night Lights season finale we saw that, although the outcome of the game went by the television standard book, the rest of the Dillon world is left in various stages of, well, real life.
It is fitting that the penultimate episode of the season gave us both beauty of birth, the ugliness of destruction, the consequence of choice, the slow walk away from the dark side and a little piece of everything in between.
Although by the end of the episode, it is only Luke on the “Injury List” this episode was about each of Friday Night Lights’s characters at various stages of pain or brokenness
“I Can’t” dealt with children making adult choices. I say children, because although Friday Night Lights is an adult drama, it is easy to forget most of the characters are just kids...
The Emmy nominators took the Outstanding Drama Series category and made some pretty huge mistakes...
Tonight’s “The Lights of Carroll Park” reminded me of all that is great in FNL as the writers chose to detail the drama without force feeding us the details. That story was told perfectly, finally, through Vince and the tribulations associated with doing the right thing.
Last week, I talked about how Friday Night Lights was struggling with its transition into new characters and new stories. The byproduct was a jumbled mess...
With Matt Saracen exiting on the long stage to the left, almost without a trace, he left behind a cast of characters carving out their own niches in life and on the show. And with that, what we got with “In the Bag” was a disjointed episode in almost every respect.
Friday Night Lights has been content to tell its story methodically with a pace that more directly resembles life in a slow small town than it does an hour long, network drama. While it hasn’t always been easy, this season has told the story of how life in a town like Dillon never really changes.
Although it lies under a pretense of being a sports show, Friday Night Lights is really a program about family and just how far family influences the lives of those in it and around it.