Friday, January 12, 2007

Friday Night Lights - We Have A New Winner

What to Do While You're Waiting

Friday Night Lights might just have surpassed The Office as the best show currently on TV, though either way, the winner is NBC. Seriously, when did NBC (home to Fear Factor, The Apprentice, Deal Or No Deal and 1 vs 100) become the place to go for intelligent TV?

This week, we get a scene that goes from the hilarious sweetness between Matt Saracen and Julie and the continuing fumbles of the newborn love, to the shattering scariness of Tyra's homelife where she must fight off her mothers abusive boyfriend. Coach Taylor is served with papers from Jason Streets family looking to sue since they financially cannot support themselves with all the new expenses of Jason's disability. Smash asks Julie and Matt to pretend to be friends with him to woo Waverly, but Waverly doesn't bite, and Tim Riggins apologizes to Tyra for being an ass and asks her back, but Tyra doesn't bite either, especially after playing parent to her mother's horrible relationship decisions. Matt Saracen's father decides to stay, but is less helpful then Matt would like, meanwhile, Matt gets him a job at Buddy Garrity's used car lot and remains the adult in the family.

More kudoes to Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler as Tami and Eric Taylor as they respond to Julie's out-of-the-blue statement of love to them and only Tami realizing she just experienced something very wrong. Love that Julie slowly reacts and sees all that Matt must deal with and remains an understanding girlfriend bonding them to be one of the strongest young couples that I hope lasts a while.

Plus finally a big kudo for Adrianne Palicki for finally showing the acting chops we knew she had as Tyra, or at least kudos to the show for giving her the moment to shine.

Man, so much happening in one hour and all so heartbreaking and still somehow with some very funny bits. WHY IS NO ONE WATCHING??? This is just a BEAUTIFUL show, and I don't mean that in a superficial way (though yes, all the actors are BEAUTIFUL and the cinematography is GORGEOUS). Friday Night Lights is just soul and heartwrenchingly beautiful! Okay. Enough waxing poetic. Especially on a show about FOOTBALL (which, it really is not so get over it my elitist friends (and you know who you are: David, Andrea, Michelle, Julie etc. etc. etc.)).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm also a Friday Night Lights fan. I have told so many people about the show, but they either say they've never heard of it, or just smile and nod. They don't have a clue!