Save Friday Night Lights

This is not a typical topic for me to write about, but it is important enough that I need to write a little something. Most people probably don’ know it, but the best show on TV right now is Friday Night Lights.

While I know most people are probably pretty skeptical about that statement, it is absolutely true. After a wonderful debut season, we are getting geared up for another one. Although, NBC is trying to kill it by putting it on Fridays at 9pm.

It is hard to put into words how amazing the show is. I’m sure there are a lot of people who are thinking that it is just another football show; they are vastly mistaken. Most episodes have about 15 minutes of football or less. The show is about the people, not about football. The whole town of Dillon revolves around their high school football team; it’s crazy.

Have you read the book? Seen the movie? In my opinion, the TV show is just as good as the book. Which is saying a lot since the book is fantastic.

Bill Simmons, the Sports Guy, just had a great article entitled Please, help me keep the ‘Lights’ on. I think he sums it up perfectly:

“Don’t you owe it to yourself to rent Season 1, Disc 1, and try the first four episodes? Look, if FNL doesn’t make it, we’re just going to get more Grey’s Anatomy spin-offs, a CSI for every city and 20 Deal or No Deal clones. Hollywood doesn’t like to take chances, and it doesn’t like to fail; it figures out what works, bleeds it to death, then flips the corpse and bleeds it some more.”

Isn’t there enough trash on TV? Why not take a chance on something so highly recommended. I have never met anyone who has watched the show and didn’t enjoy it.

Forget renting the first season, buy it for $20. You can’t buy many TV shows for that low of a price. If that doesn’t convince you, there is a full money-back guarantee.

So everyone, if that didn’t convince you, tune in to NBC on October 5th at 9pm and watch the Season 2 premiere. I promise you won’t be disappointed.