My son 13 and I watch every episode. We especially enjoy the football games since we are football fans. Interesting development of characters, reminds me of WB Everwood but has a wider base of characters. We enjoy the Texas setting. Would rather see more action on the football field than between the sheets. Hope they keep it clean while addressing the sexual tensions between teens. Enjoyed the episode with the displaced quarterback from New Orleans because we got to see football.
At first it was hard to keep watching. But now that we start to know the characters I can't stop watching!
Everytime I see Friday Night Light I feel like I am watching a movie. I love the way it's filmed. I love the actors in it and I love the story in it. I like everything about this show. I'm not from america and we don't play football were I live but I can really imagine that there are towns in which football is so important.
The actresses in this show are all gorgeous women.
I think the characters in this show are wonderful and very deep. The storylines are good as well. However, this most recent one with 'Smash' using performance enhancing drugs is a little far-fetched. But that would be my only gripe so far. I'm intrigued by this show and I look forward to the new episodes. I really hope that NBC doesn't give up on this show.
This is, simply put, one of the best shows I've ever seen. The characters are all compelling, particularly Matt Saracen and Tim Riggins. The relationships between the characters in the show are also great, particularly between Jason, Tim and Lyla, as well as between Matt and Landry. Now, I must admit that what I know about football, you could fit on the head of a pin and still have room to spare. But this show is so great that I'm able to transcend that, and focus on the other themes in each episode without being distracted by terminology that I don't understand. The football doesn't overwhelm each episode, rather it's a background to the overall characterisation and story arcs that are being set up. I look forward to each new episode of this show with baited breath, and I'm really positive that the show will maintain it's current momentum.
Is Friday Night Lights heading towards starting a new sports-sitcom generation?? NBC's Friday Night Lights centers around a high school football team in Texas. This show brings out the true way football is in these parts of country today. Overall, the show is suspensefull and is enoyable to watch. It brings out the memories of the true high school football experience. Relationships and friendships get in the way of the football players lives.But in the end of it all, there is that tremendous high school spirit. The show is realistic and brings out the true meaning of the high school spirit.
This is one of the best shows on televison right now. It is remarkable how they remade a simple movie into a complex television show. Every week I come back to watch this show and I simply don't know why. It keeps your interest. This show reminds me alot of One Tree Hill. Both shows are revolved around sports for the most part, One Tree Hill more so in the beginning. Friday Night Lights holds so much potential for what it can become and what it <b>will</b> become! This is definately not a waste of time. The actors and actresses on the show are talented. Even those that may not seem as talented as others on the show pull it off with such grace. This show will continue to thrive throughout it's television life!!!
This show gets better and better every episode. Tim Riggens is everything a character needs to be on television. I like how they gave us a little backstory about his mom and dad in last night's ep. I also appreciate how the football coach's wife is right on when she talks about how they set the "stars" up for failure. Who was that kid anyway and is he going to keep coming around? I hope not because other that being easy on the eyes he was actually mildly annoying. I find myself getting just as excited for Panther football as I do for the NFL!
I'm about ten years too late to be reliving my high school glory days, but this show seems to be taking a look at, an admittedly beefed up look for Hollywood, but a look nontheless at what High School Football in TEXAS is like! Belive me, I'm a grad!
Coach Taylor has come into a city that is used to winning, and needs that tradition to continue. Although sometimes nefarious methods have apparently been used in the past, Coach Taylor doesn't look kindly on that. He is trying to be a father to a teenage daughter who really doesn't have a clue how much of this is his life, a husband to a witty and understanding wife (more than I'd probably be), a New Head Coach to a team who has to take a few hits to be brought up again, and a New Martyr for the community to either love, hate, or just plain get rid of. It shows life from poverty to wealth, and it has quickly shown how some can have that completly taken away. Good way to have a favorite team to root for on Tuesday's before we root for our own home teams on Friday's.
Awesome show. Should not be cancelled. They could of put it on Friday's, but they didn't so don't let it die. Don't find too many football shows on primetime so why not let this one survive. Sit back & relax. Are you ready for some football.
Every tuesday night is football night. Friday Night Lights is a new and fun filled show. It brings you in to small town football. Makes you appriciate the game. Right now it's the only show like it around. It goes up against any drama show out there right now. I look foward to tuesday nights, it's my football for after the weekend and for the up coming weekend. It's one of those shows that the whole family can sit down and watch together. All I can say is watch it and see for yourself. Are you ready for some Football.
This you must see. the realness the feel it sucks you in and has you going insane what is gonna happen next are they gonna etc. how much more real can a show get. the intensity not leting you go to the restroom. that make's you come back for more evry time. and it makes you want to play football more and makes people who dont like football want to play.
i call this show stunning crazy good. it is so addictive
you need to watch this show. one of a kind. drama ups downs.
The coach of the Dillon Panthers is under a lot of stress after he loses a game. People in a small town like that don't like to lose games. With a rookie quarterback and a restless team he motivates them to excell. The team must overcome adversity.
I am personally in love with this show! First of all I am in love with anything relating to football but this show provides the emotional side of football as well. It really delves into the characters lives and the hardships they face. Although, at times, the acting is weak the story line is brilliant and they really keep the show moving. I always dread the end of the show becuase I know I will not be able to see it for another week. The only thing I don't understand is why viewers arn't tuning in. Trust me, you don't have to like or even know about football. Personally, I would like to see more football but if playing less football will keep the show on air, I am all for it! Please if you haven't already, give this show a chance!
i think show is one of the best shows on tv today. It also is one of the only non-comedy shows i can actually sit thur... I was pissed when they didnt show the 2nd or 3rd episode and after the debate they were showing law and order re runs... it was a shock to me when non of my friends have even watched an episode, and they all love football. Anybody who saw the movie should have seen the preview and couldnt w8 for it to finally start like i was... why is this show so underapperciated and why doesnt everyone watch it
The problem I have is that I don't actually really <i>like</i> many of the characters, the coach is a bit of a runt, Matt and the coach's daughter are the only ones I like. But it has enough drama and the acting is good however I I can't put my finger on why I keep watching. I haven't read the book or seen the film connected with it, I'm British so this whole thing is alien to me it does fascinate though. I'll keep watching and think it will get better as the characters develop, it's pretty addictive be interesting to see how it plays out.
Never, have i seen a show that has been so different and so interesting. This show doesn't focus only on the football team, its practices, and its games-- it gives the full story of the town, and the people under the uniform. Even the most archatyped drunk character has a story, and is completely 3 dimentional. I was very shocked by how well this show was done, especially after, what I considederd, a very weak pilot. I thought the pilot was boring and predictable, but each episode afterwards has brought me back looking for more. I hope that they give this show a better time slot, so that it can do a little beter, at 9 o'clock or something-- this show might work well on a saturday or sunday night even, but whatever they do, i hope they keep it around.
I like how this show is all about football and doesn’t have too much drama in it. Tim Riggins is an awesome character I like how he mixes beer with football. I think Matt Saracen really needs to step up now that voodoo is coming he also needs to stop being distracted by the coaches daughter. I think Smash really needs to shut up before Riggins takes him out. I think its cool that Streets moved his hands even if he was trying to smack his roommate. I interested in seeing how him and his roommate will get along throughout the course of the season.
If you are looking for a show about people in New York or Los Angeles, in glamorous professions with wealthy lifestyles, boy are you in the wrong place. Friday Night Lights is about a small-town Texas high school football team. Now, in Texas, high school football is more like second-tier college ball; the stadiums are huge, the games are televised, and the football team is the life of the town. But the kids are still small-town kids with small-town values. They have parents in the military and work in fast food joints. They drive old pickups, not Range Rovers. Although the show is plotted around football, there isn't actually all that much football in the show--mostly we see the players in their everyday lives, sometimes at practice, and only rarely do we see a game. The show remains accessible to non-fans, and there's plenty of material here about the normal teenage angst and romance--more realistically dealt with here than elsewhere--to keep us going.
It is a little hard to see how this show can continue beyond a season (although first it'll have to gain the ratings it deserves). Many if not all the players are seniors, so next year they'll either have to follow the same kids into college, or a new bunch of kids in the same program.
I went to high school in Warner Robins, GA. At the time, there were only 2 high schools in town. I went to Warner Robins H.S., a perenial favorite for the state championship at that time. I was a cheerleader only so that I could get into the football games for free...well, for other stuff, too, I guess. I love the game, always have and always will. Years later, my husband and I lived in Batesville, MS for 9 years, home of the South Panola Tigers, another perennial state championship favorite. I watched Deuce McCallister play there when he was just a kid.
I gave this brief background to explain my delight in this show. It captures the glory AND hysteria that Friday night creates in most any small southern town. I am a military brat and have family and friends in almost every state, so I have spread the word across the nation to everyone I know to watch this show. Many thanks to the producers, director, cast and crew for a fantastic show. Michele Morgan
This show is great, I never saw the movie, and I don't even like football, but this show is amazing. Even if you do not like football, don't worry, it is not ABOUT football, it is about a town, a community and a group of young men that are given way too much to deal with, just because they play a game, just a game.
Only 3 episodes have been shown, and I can not believe the quality that has kept up throughout the episodes, if this show can keep this momentum over 13+ episodes, it will be a future classic, I swear.
This is a great show, but I cannot stand the way it is filmed. The camera is unsteady constantly, as if an amateur is filming. I have seen movies recently that have been filmed this way, and it gives me a headache! When I mentioned this at work, everyone agreed. We love the show, but I do not know if I will continue watching it for this reason. I love the guy who plays the coach; and the rest of the cast is good as well. Very exciting ... good story line. I don\'t even mind watching the football part.
While it has all the makings of a "brilliant but cancelled" series, let's hope the network higher-ups use their powers for good and not evil. I'm not much of a football fan, but I loved the film Friday Night Lights and have thoroughly enjoyed the first 3 episodes of its TV spinoff. The pilot episode was phenomenal, but Episode 3 has confirmed that not only is the TV series as good as the film...it's also its own unique animal. Hopefully NBC will keep their finest freshman program alive for at least 13 episodes, if not a full season or longer. A show this good deserves the chance to reach a respectable conclusion, but more importantly, it deserves a chance to thrive. I have never met anyone who claimed to be or know a Nielsen viewer, but this viewer promises to keep watching, crappy ratings be damned.
Oh, and another thing. This list of blurbs/classifications we have to choose from is ridiculous.
Everytime I hear that Friday Night Lights is heading for 'The Axe' I just can't believe it. Maybe it's just the fickle, cut-throat world of American Drama and Ratings, but if we lose this show off our TV screens, I think we're missing out.
From the very first episode, you can't help but get drawn towards the edgy way this show is produced. Perhaps the fact that the direction is so different to the 'formula' most popular shows have in the States is part of the reason why it seems to be tanking in the ratings. The camera-work is very unique for this type of show, almost appearing as a 'fly-on-the-wall'documentary about the trials of a Texan High School football side.
Only a few shows in, I think if it's axed it will be a grave mistake. Already there are several interesting plot lines developing, which if carefully nutured, will see some great character development also.
This Show is raw and amazing! It\'s almost uncomfortable to watch it hits so close to home on some of the topics. I can actually see come of our hometown boosters in some of the scenes! Please keep this show!
This Show is raw and amazing! It\'s almost uncomfortable to watch it hits so close to home on some of the topics. I can actually see come of our hometown boosters in some of the scenes! Please keep this show! So many quality shows don\'t even get a chance to get off the ground yet we still have to deal with idiot shows like \"The Simpsons\"! This show is smart, well written and real to life. It evokes strong emotions in this viewer and I know I am not alone. I hope the powers that be will give \"Friday Night Lights\" a chance to find its place in the line-up, it\'s a winner.
It isn’t a high concept thriller like Lost or 24 or a standard CBS procedural, but Friday Night Lights packs just as much (if not more) emotional punch as the rest of the dramas on primetime television. You don’t have to be a fan of football to enjoy the show, but if you are, you’ll love it even more. The story of a small town in Texas all rallying behind its high school football team resonates on so many levels. From scenes of team practices, teenage/high school “drama,” family life (both comedy and drama), and the “big game” itself; everyone will find something to enjoy. But in reality, it is difficult not to enjoy all aspects of the show.
If you were a fan of NBC’s late, great American Dreams, Friday Night Lights definitely fills at least some of the void left by that great family drama. It doesn’t have to shock and awe, it doesn’t have to add some mystical supernatural element to it… Friday Night Lights is filled with many genuinely truthful and sincere moments and all of them make up an overall warm, exciting, thrilling, down to earth drama series. Its premise sounds so simple, yet it entertains and satisfies everything you could want in a primetime drama series, while still going beyond. Easily the best new show of the season.
Friday Night in a small Texas town....you would think it would be boring but not if you live there...From late August until November there is the one thing that everyone in Texas lives for, FOOTBALL. This show depicts that life to a T.
This show is so nostalgic for me...I grew up in TX and the show is right on as far as the attitude of small towns in TX and football. It is amazing to me that it has been more years than I care to admit since I was in high school but this show brings back all of it...the teen angst, the peer pressure, the heartbreaks, the laughs...Last night\'s episode showing the rally squad bringing stuff to the football players, we did that. I started watching it just because it was going to be about High School Football in TX but it is so much more. We watch CBS on Tuesdays BUT you can bet that we record Friday Night Lights and will continue to do so. It is Remember the Titans, Rudy and Friday Night Lights (the movie) all in one. GREAT SHOW!
One of the break out shows of the season, this show keeps me watching from the first minute. You have an injured QB who was the best in the state and now a Sophmore that is talented but not the gung ho Texas football player taking his spot. A coach that's not sure he can make it work. And his girlfriend won't allow herself to believe that he may never play football again. His friend from the team won't even go and see him. This show is almost like 90210 with helmets and cheerleaders. Some of these actors are new to TV but even the younger ones are making a believer out of me. This show has that spark and just the right amount of heart to watch, even for those people who don't like football. Because its not just about a football game, its about a town, before, during and after the football game. Watch and see I bet you'll like it more than you think!!
An Amazing show, and almost surprising it hadn't been done before. Whilst it isn't anything ground breaking in itself, it's a very gripping show that will probably grow into a huge success after a number of episodes.
A nice approach to this series was the almost 'narrator' style media reports throughout via the radiostation and TV Reporter, hope they continue, as it really did help open the story up and define characters quickly.
The Characters themselves are looking well defined and all have a strong persona about them, it will be more then interesting to see how this team stays together and evolves over the season. In all honesty, it gave everything you could ever ask for in a TV series. Action, conflict, character interaction and building all based around a popular subject; Football.
All I can say really is after the pilot, it's hooked at least one fan already.
The show is cool, don't get me wrong, but it was very predictable and not soo exciting. The acting was fine I guess, hopefully the show will get better and actually draw me in, but so far I can definitely leave it. If it wasnt for my husband I probably wouldnt watch it next week.
I missed the pilot episode on its original night...on purpose. I just wasn't interested. However, At 11 pm Thursday night, after returning home from my indoor soccer game and looking for something to watch to wind down before bedtime I found myself stopping on USA network being drawn into the raw power of this fascinating, well acted, underappreciated show about Prep football in a Texas town. But this show was show much more then football and teen-agers...it was about self-discovery and youth searching for an identity in a small town atmosphere and how football not only unites a team, but an entire community. Great TV!
This show is fantastic. I prey that NBC is able to keep it on the air because truly, for once, NBC has got themselves a GEM. It is sensational. This show is ten times better than the movie simply because they've taken the element of football, along with some drama, and created an element that hasn't been done before on national television. PLEASE watch this show because it would be an absolute shame for NBC to have to get rid of this one. For once, they have a truly great series on their hands. Congrats to all who are involved with Friday Night Lights, because I am for once, absolutely IMPRESSED.