Fall 2006 P/Review: NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”

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 drama of the season.

Friday Night Lights airs every Tuesday at 8:00PM/7:00c on NBC. Series Premiere: Tuesday, October 3rd

One thought on “Fall 2006 P/Review: NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”

  1. oh cool. i’ll check it out in october!
    how are ya lester? hope the summer is well. mine is almost over..ah.

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