An Open Letter to Mr. Peter Berg

Dear Mr. Berg,

I have been a huge fan of Friday Night Lights. From the first time I watched the pilot episode and was amazed by what I had just stumbled upon up to the final moment when Coach and Mrs. Coach walked off the football field in Philadelphia and the lights turned off for the last time.

Every time I’ve written about Friday Night Lights , I’ve noted the many aspects of the show that I believed resonated with so many viewers including myself; the sincerity, the realism, the humility and maybe most importantly, the universality of the show’s characters, stories and themes.

Friday Night Lights never sought to divide, I thought, instead Continue reading

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts! Congratulations Kyle Chandler and Jason Katims!

What a night! A huge congratulations to Kyle Chandler and Jason Katims for their Emmy wins tonight. So well deserved and such a long time coming. Also congrats to Connie Britton and Friday Night Lights itself for their long deserved nominations and should-be wins.

Here’s a wonderful fan-made trailer of the entire series that sums up the series very nicely:

For Your Emmy Consideration – Kyle Chandler & Connie Britton

It is a crime that Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton haven’t been showered with Emmys for their performances as Eric and Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights.

More affectionately called Coach and Mrs. Coach by the series’ devoted fans, Chandler and Britton have given some phenomenal performances, week after week, since the show premiered in 2006.

Their chemistry is Continue reading

For Your 2011 Emmy Consideration

All in one place. 😉

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – The Final Season Begins Tonight on NBC

The beautifully satisfying final season of “one of television’s greatest achievements” makes its broadcast television premiere tonight at 8/7c on NBC.

Friday Night Lights, The Final Season – Friday, April 15th on NBC

NBC has begun promoting the arrival of the final season of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS on Friday, April 15th.
Here’s the best of those promos so far…

And as someone who has already seen the final season, it is worth the wait. =]

Friday Night Lights – Clear Eyes. Full Hearts … Always

Probably, what Friday Night Lights will be most remembered for (other than how it was able to reach five seasons) is its level of sincerity; sincerity that is rarely seen on television.

Friday Night Lights was sincere, humble, down to earth, and real. Continue reading

Friday Night Lights 5.13 – Texas Forever… Always

Here we go… Continue reading

Friday Night Lights – The Series Finale Airs Tonight on DirecTV

The final episode of what will certainly be one of the very best television programs ever airs tonight on DirecTV’s The 101 Network. While the final season begins its broadcast run on NBC, Friday, April 15th, the tribute articles and retrospectives are already popping up. So why not give those tear ducts some needed exercise before the floodgates open tonight by reading some of the wonderful articles around the internets.

Texas Forever: 12 Things Television Can Learn From ‘Friday Night Lights’
By Maureen O’Ryan at TVSquad

TVGuide’s Three Part Interview with the Cast and Crew:
Part 1: Friday Night Lights Comes to An End: Producers and Cast Remember Building Dillon
Part 2: Friday Night Lights Comes to an End: The Cast on Series-Saving Fans, Graduation, Panther Hate
Part 3: Friday Night Lights Comes to an End: The Cast Says Good-Bye with Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

Friday Night Lights’ Final Score: Bridging America’s Divides
By Time’s James Poniewozik

‘Friday Night Lights’: A look back at its greatness and its greatest moments
By HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall

Friday Night Lights 5.12 – The Sun is About to Set in Dillon

Tim is in his boxers and throwing everything out of his trailer in the middle of the night.

Counselor Mrs. Coach arrives home from Philadelphia. Coach wakes up on the couch. Julie Continue reading