Friday Night Lights TV Show

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Melody Bot, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg and executive produced by Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Sarah Aubrey, and Jason Katims, based on the 1990 nonfiction book and 2004 film of the same name. The series' primary setting, Dillon, is a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to team coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his family, Tami, Julie, and Grace. The show uses this small town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary American culture, including family values, school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities.
     
  2. Greg Robson

    Moderator Moderator

    Sigh. I still watch this show all the time. Still miss it to this day.
     
  3. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I need to go back to this. I watched the first season last year, but then didn't continue after the second season when Landry killed a guy.
     
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  5. Greg Robson

    Moderator Moderator

    That plotline is a mistake and I can see how it would turn you off, but stick with it. It will reward you!
     
  6. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Hundred percent agree with @Greg Robson, you gotta power through. The writer strike ruined that season and they basically pretend it never happened starting with three. Definitely worth not giving up on it -- for 4 and 5 alone.
     
  7. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Yeah, I'm definitely going to get back to it at some point. I loved season one. Pretty rare for a freshman season of a network TV show to be that strong.
     
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  8. ghostxvapor

    I will carry the weight

    I work at home and watched this during my lunch breaks. Such a good show. Definitely power through it
     
  9. The Pharmacist

    Legal Drug Dealer Prestigious

    I might binge watch this after my white collar binge. Mmmm Tim Riggins
     
  10. shea

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    Absolutely adore this show and can't stand that I can't get anyone I know to watch it.

    "That dorky show about high school football? Lol no thanks".
    >:-(
     
  11. St. Nate

    Dark Mode? Never Heard of It... Prestigious

    Never watched it while it was on.

    Binged it last year and loooooooved it.
     
  12. smoke4thecaper

    hold on, let me catch my breath Supporter

    Regardless of season two's missteps, this show remains a fixture in my life. I've watched the entire series all the way through a number of times. The fact that a show like this rotates a large portion of the cast and keeps you invested in every character always impresses me.
     
  13. Ainsley&MyWhetstone

    Regular

    Wore my FNL shirt fom monstersoutside at work the other day and only one customer commented on it. I proceeded to geek out with her but man, more people need to watch this show. My second time watching it though I realized just how insufferable Julie Taylor actually is. Saracen deserves better tbh.
     
  14. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/hiddenfolkband

    Rewatching the show and just re-living all the annoying Julie moments.
     
  15. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/hiddenfolkband

    Bumping because Julie still sucks.
     
  16. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    Ugh I love this show too much. Think I might rewatch it soon.
     
  17. kbeef2

    I did it for the money Prestigious

    I just rematched this last summer and I already want to rewatch it and I almost never rewatch dramas.
     
  18. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    I have a Riggins Rigs t shirt that I wear pretty often and people are always asking me if I've been to Dillon, TX. Then I have to explain to them that it's not real and that I love a tv show about high school football and they usually stop talking to me after that.
     
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  19. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Prestigious

    I have a Dillon Panthers 2007 State Champions t-shirt that I wear every now and then, I've been asked what position I played and where Dillon is
     
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  20. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/hiddenfolkband

    I put off watching for so long because my sister raved about (poor choice I know, but she really likes shitty shows) and I figured it was high school soap opera like, and once I started I was hooked.
     
  21. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    Greatest finale in all of television. I love every single character on this show (even Julie)
     
  22. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/hiddenfolkband

    But how?
     
  23. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    I liked Julie for the most part, the only exceptions being her phase with "the swede" and sleeping with her TA in season 5. So basically when she wasn't with Matt.
     
  24. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/hiddenfolkband

    Sometimes it seems like they gave her things to be pouty about just to throw some variance in the Taylor family.
     
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  26. brentkid

    Regular

    I aspire to be like Coach T.

    SUCH a good show.
     
  27. jorbjorb

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    I might have to rewatch this show. Loved it