Red Fraggle Wins
(Fittingly) on Friday, after succumbing to pressure from Red Fraggle and The Sports Guy, I bought season one of Friday Night Lights on DVD (for the low, low, low price of $20). Over the past three days, I have watched 12 of the episodes, and with a lot of baseball, some football, and a 17 month old to also watch (sans Mrs. Bartender), I did pretty, pretty good. And I have to say that it is a pretty damn good show. It is not a show about football although the sport plays a big role in the show. There is some fine acting and a number of interesting plotlines.
(Spoiler alert!) For example, the storyline about Street's dealing with his spinal cord injury is very well done and quite moving although part of it merely demonstrated that the writer had seen (the excellent documentary) Murderball. There are some stretches--the rawness of Matt and his insecurity--that are a bit much, but all in all it is a very good show that deserves to be watched. It ain't The Sopranos, but then again, what is.
Labels: Friday Night Lights