Saturday, May 8, 2010

Its Back and Better Than Ever!

I actually stayed home last night. On a Friday night I was on my couch patiently (OK not really) waiting for the return of the best television show ever. Now before we get into any sort of argument over what is the best I will admit; I love my Glee, I love my Modern Family etc etc but nothing compares to Friday Night Lights. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton are without a doubt the best actors on television right now. Now I know that plenty of people have watched this entire season on DirectTV but my husband would not get DirectTV for me and when my reasoning included "I want to see Friday Night Lights when it really airs" my fight went out the window. So anyway, I am poised to watch the show, on a Friday night and this is what I thought...AWESOME!

  • Landry is the saving grace on this show sometimes. He always does what he is supposed to do. No one wanted to go to East Dillon but Landry got his letter and never questioned his redistricting.
  • At some point in his life Matt Saracen needs to get a break. Not only does he have the degrading job of delivering "Panther pizza" but his art school hopes seem far away and it seems as if his grandmother is getting worse.
  • When did JD McCoy (the young quarterback from last year) become such a tool? His father is getting in his head and I wanted so badly for Matt to kick his ass.
  • No one ever expected Tim Riggins to last at college and we were right. His return home was not exactly the warm homecoming he expected. Looking forward to seeing what he makes of his time in Dillon.
  • I am looking forward to getting to know the "new" kids. Vince looks interesting and I can already tell that he might break my heart.
  • As for the Taylors; I loved it when Tami did the coin toss. In her own way she let the Panthers football team know that she was not going to let anyone tell her what to do. Julie wants to go to East Dillon (where is Gracie by the way?) which both of her parents disagree with. And Coach Taylor, well lets just say he has his work cut out for him. Some of Kyle Chandler's best work was in the episode last night.
Best moment of the show was when Coach Taylor had to come out at halftime and call the game. Heartbreaking? Certainly! But realistic and a true testament as to how far this team must go. Wonderful, wonderful show! So glad it is back.


BethTruta said...

Couldn't agree more. I had chills and got a tad misty...I know it's only a tv show but you are so right, it's just head and shoulders above everything on network tv.

Kyle Chandler was completely amazing. He does his best work when he says nothing at all and last night was a fantastic display of that. He even looks good in red. Connie Britton was tremendous as well.
Didn't mind the gratuitous shot of Tim Riggins w/o a shirt either...

so glad it's back. happy weekend!

BethTruta said...

Also Happy Mother's day TiVo Mom!!! Hope you've had a great day. :)

Anonymous said...

OH MY HADES! I have missed this show. You're absolutely right. Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler are incredible, especially with these writers.

Did you see the look McCoy Sr. was shooting Tami as she left the field? You know there's trouble brewing.

The opening scenes had me, with Buddy Garrity chasing after the golf cart. I just howled.

I'm interested to see how the singer develops. The scene with her and Riggins was great. I hope they don't re-create Tyra though.

JD making a move on Julie? She should have kneed him in his joystick. He was a lot more sympathetic last season. And where was his mom?

And my final thought. I love Landry. Just love him.

Joy said...

Excellent post! I agree with you about everything you wrote. So glad it's back!!