Friday Night Lights

directed by Jeffrey Reiner
Category: "Television"
Year of Release:2006
Date Added:11/30/2014
Date Watched:11/30/2014
Description:A five-season drama about Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler), a high-school football coach in Dillon, Texas. In the first three seasons, Taylor is coach of the Dillon Panthers and takes them to the state championship. In the final two seasons, he's coach of the poor-side-of-the-tracks East Dillon Lions and manages to take them to the championship also. There are dozens of subplots about Taylor's wife Tami (Connie Britton), his daughter Julie (Aimee Teegarden) and various players and townfolk.
My Rating:7

Reviews for Friday Night Lights

Review - Friday Night Lights

I enjoyed the bits about Taylor and the football players. His wife Tami was OK most of the time but occasionally really annoying. She played a guidance counselor and principal. His daughter Julie was a spoiled brat that I didn't care a bit for. Among the other characters, where were:
Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), the hard-playing, hard living, hard drinking fullback with a heart of gold.
Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons), a dork who kept plowing forward and was one of the odder and better characters.
Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford), likeable quarterback and receiver with a lot of talent and a huge inferiority complex who ends up marrying Julie Taylor.
Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki), tough girl turned around by Tami Taylor who, or so it is hinted, will end up with Tim Riggins.
Jason Street (Scott Porter), quarterback who ends up in a wheelchair in the first episode and fights on to become a sports agent.
Vince Howard (Michael B. Jordan), delinquent quarterback who turns his life around thanks to Coach Taylor and football.

It was sappy and dramatic and often irritating. Teens are universally shown as drinking and having sex and that's OK as long as they're careful. Adults swear a lot — and pray and go to church a lot. Major problems are cleared up in minutes. There were episodes I enjoyed and some I didn't and some where I did both at the same time.
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