I decided not to wait until Friday or Saturday to post what I watched this week. “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Six Degrees,” “Jericho” and “Friday Night Lights” are all new episodes. I wish “Jericho” and “Friday Night Lights” wouldn’t be on the same time. My husband and I decided to watch “Friday Night Lights” because we like it the best and to tape “Jericho.”
If you haven’t watched “Friday Night Lights,” I want to mention that it isn’t just about football. There isn’t a game each episode, but instead it focuses a lot on the characters’ relationships. That’s probably why I enjoy it so much. I love to read books that are character-driven and the same with what I watch on TV.
I liked “Early Edition” when it was on several years ago. Kyle Chandler starred in it but even before that, he was in a weekly drama called “Homefront.” It took place during the WW II era. Chandler also played in a few episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” last season and this one. He definitely fills the role of coach very well in “Friday Night Lights.”
Last night the Panthers played the last home game, but couldn’t play it on their field. Coach decided to use a pasture instead of losing their home field advantage and playing at the opposing team’s field where they had a beautiful stadium. They managed to get the field ready in time for the big game. The Panthers won so are going to state. Before the big game, the former quarterback, Jason, coached quarterback Matt Saracen on how to play against their rivals. Jason was paralyzed during the first episode. I predicted Jason might consider coaching since he is unable to play football again. And after the game, Coach Taylor asked Jason if he’d ever considered coaching.
Tim Riggins, a linebacker and fullback, is still messing around with his next-door neighbor. She happens to be in her thirties and has a young son. The little boy is getting attached to Tim. I don’t see it lasting because of the age difference. Tim’s old girlfriend, Tyra, is trying to bring up her grades so she can get accepted into college. She gives up waiting for her tutor, Landry Clarke, to show up and she’s attacked in the parking lot. The guy throws her in his truck but she manages to fight him off and burns him with a cigarette lighter. Landry is late because of vehicle problems. Tyra gets away from her attacker before Landry arrives. She cries on his shoulder.
The coach’s daughter Julie is still worried about moving if her dad accepts a college coaching job. She doesn’t want to leave Dillon.
Connie Britton plays Tami, the wife of Coach Taylor. Connie is great playing the person so many people depend on. She’s a guidance counselor at Dillon High School, and gives encouragement to Tyra and several other students. Connie gives a very talented acting performance each week, and actually played the wife of Billy Bob Thorton in the movie “Friday Night Lights.”
Do you watch “Friday Night Lights?” If you haven’t, you can watch them online at nbc.com. I think there are two more new episodes in April before they start the reruns.
Now sometime we need to watch “Jericho” but when? “Grey’s Anatomy” is a new one tonight.