I’m glad “Friday Night Lights” is on at 9:00 on Friday night! They switched it around to different nights during the first season. The second season just started recently instead of it resuming last fall. With the writers’ strike, I’m glad they delayed the second season. It’s been nice to have something new to watch. My husband and I really enjoy watching this TV show together. The football scenes are mesmerizing and exciting while the emotional drama is heart wrenching. You don’t have to like football to enjoy watching “Friday Night Lights” because there is so much other stuff going on. The writing is outstanding and the interaction between the characters is always interesting. A lot of the struggles by the characters are all things we can relate to and learn from so is a show you might want to start watching if you haven’t already.
Last night’s show didn’t have any scenes on the football field, but focused on relationships, an interracial problem and the girls’ volleyball team. Connie Britton plays Tami, Coach Taylor’s wife. She’s mother to two TV daughters, Julia and Grace. Connie’s 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.”
Last night’s episode reminded me of my daughter April playing volleyball in high school. Tami is the coach of the volleyball team and she gets Tyra on the team. As the spiker, Tyra helps the team win their game. It was great having a girls sports team featured. In order to get Tyra to join the team, Tami mentioned how it would look good for her to have a balanced student life when she applied to colleges. Our daughter April had a full ride to college because of her athletic abilities in track and she was also valedictorian of her high school graduating class.
I felt sorry for the character Tim Riggins, a linebacker and fullback, for the Dillon football team. He told Lyla his true feelings and how he loved her. She told him that she doesn’t return these feelings. They had a history together during the first season. She’s interested in a young man who’s a Christian. She met him from the Christian radio show and youth group.
By the way, “Friday Night Lights has been a critical success and was featured on a number of critics’ top ten lists following its first season as well being identified twice by the American Film Institute as culturally significant. Lauded by critics for its realistic portrayal of Middle America and deep personal exploration of its central characters, the show has been awarded a Peabody Award, an Emmy Award, and a Television Critics Association Award.” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Enjoy your weekend! I’ll be back with a post on Monday!