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Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Special Television Production Comes to an End

Last night, the last episode of Friday Night Lights aired on Direct TV Channel 101. Even without commercials, the show lasted almost 70 minutes. Since NBC will present this last season of the show later this year, I won't say anything to give away what happens, but the last program was much more satisfying than the final episode of The Medium.

Apparently, Friday Night Lights did not have a wide audience which is sad. The quality of this production--writing, acting, camera work, etc. has been outstanding. Last night's program brought back many of the characters from previous years. That was done by having it start out during the Christmas season when so many folks come home for the holidays. Much of what happened was not unexpected, but the characters  interacted in ways to which all of us can relate.

The Taylors--Eric and Tami are a couple that despite their disagreements and bumps in the road always worked things out. They showed a love for each other and for their family that most of us want to have in real life. Perhaps since Friday Night Lights is no more, a new show could be developed that follows the Taylors.

Because the show was about football and  a small town in Texas and most of all about life, no matter what happens in the future, I believe Friday Night Lights will become a classic television drama.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So many people have raved about this show. I've just not had the time to watch it!

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, as much as you enjoy reviewing movies, you would love this show!!!

Amy Sikes said...

It seems like so many really great shows get canceled, while the really awful ones (reality TV, anyone?) stay on forever. I'm still mad at CBS for canceling Jericho! Sorry you're losing one of your favorites...but baseball season is just around the corner! :D

BodieP said...

I've never heard of it--was it proprietary to DirecTV? I'm going to have to go look it up now.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Bodie, it will be on NBC (the last season) starting soon. Direct TV and NBC made a deal so it showed on Direct first with no commercials. Please watch if you can. I love the many short scenes that tell so much about so many. The writing is amazing.

Thanks, Amy. Am excited about baseball season!