Wednesday night means the beginning of the 4th season of Friday Night Lights will air on DirecTV. To celebrate one of the absolute best shows on television — that not enough of you are watching — here is part one of my three part series to get you more interested in the show.
FNL isn’t about football, despite the name, it’s about a city in Texas and the people and a community that defines itself by its football team. With excellent acting, particularly from Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler who are one of the best TV couples of all-time, and a strong ensemble cast, the stories are heart-felt, touching, humorous and exciting. And if you do like football, you have never seen more come-from-behind victories like Dillon High has.
This show is phenomenal, every single person I have introduced it to has fallen in love with it, you will too. All you need is a desire to see quality television and everything else will fall into place.
Playing Chandler and Britton’s teenage daughter, Julie, Aimee Teegarden is a 20-year-old super-cutie and while she sometimes infuriates you for being a normal teenage girl, she is stellar on the show and one of the best-written characters. Plus she’s gorgeous.
If you don’t have DirecTV, the show will be rebroadcast on NBC starting in January. Of course, if you were to theoretically go to this site after midnight on Wednesday you might possibly be able to download the episode via bittorrent. Or so I’m told, I have no knowledge about this or how one might use utorrent and watch the episode.