Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sing me no hymns when I get home

Most of my posts have been music related recently, so I thought I'd share one on some television that's getting some of my attention recently.
This summer really didn't provide anything worthwhile, Entourage has fallen off hard, I watched maybe two eps of Rescue Me and Flight of the Concords was pretty funny for the most part. I watched The Wire Season 3 for the second time through but that was basically the only show with regularity and that was on DVD.
For the past couple of weeks I've been watching the first season of Friday Night Lights most nights before I hit the sack. This is truely a wonderful show and I'm so excited that the higher-ups at NBC thought it warranted a second season.
I watched a few eps while it was running last year but never in succession, so I was never really drawn in. Since the first season was released on DVD a few weeks ago I've been hooked.
FNL is one of the best, if not the best drama on network television. They encapsulate the feeling of high school football wonderfully. This is coming from a former player, in central Illinois, so I can't say I'm familiar with Texas high school football, so take that with a grain of salt.
The acting in this program is superb. The kids especially are top notch. For the most part they actually look like they're in high school as opposed to Dawson's Creek or something. Along with the acting, the writing can be funny and tear-inducing at the same time. I hate to throw around a word like "real" but I think it's a perfect descriptor for the show's story lines.
The second season will be shown on Friday nights this season, so that just means I'll be staying in a bit later to start off the weekend.

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