||[Apr. 11th, 2007|10:12 pm]
It's been pointed out to me repeatedly lately that my LJ is boring. This post will do nothing to change that.|
So I just finished watching the Friday Night Lights finale.
I'm going to be ridiculous and call it the best single season of a television show ever.
Only problem is that nobody watched it and it's unlikely to get a second season order unless the rest of NBC's shit is actually that bad. I guess it was doomed from the start. It shares a name/premise (but nothing else) with a good football book and a terrible football movie. But it's only really about football in the way that BSG is about spaceships (hint: it's not). On the other hand, it's a bit too much of a "chick flick" for the kind of people who'd be attracted to a crappy football show. Even worse, it's never been actually scheduled on the day contained in the fucking title.
It's got the best-written acted husband/wife/kid relationship I've seen in any medium, great supporting characters, totally awesome location shots in West Texas, lots of inappropraite barely legal sexual situations, hot cheerleaders and football, goddamnit! What's not to love? Why are people watching shows about whiny, anorexic doctors and lab assistants playing cops & robbers instead of this?
Go fire up some sort of media stealing application, watch a couple of episodes, and then go buy the rest on iTunes, or the inevitable DVD release, or something to keep this show around.