Amazingly enough the television show turned out to be better than the decent film of the same name. Who would have thunk it? The series takes place in the small town of Dillon, Texas where football is everything. The high school football players are treated like gods and the Friday night game is what everyone lives for. Part serious drama and part teenage soap opera the series was a critical success that spent its time on air looking for better numbers. Watch one episode and you will be convinced that it is worth your time.
For five seasons the day-in-and-day-out occurrences at the high schools in Dillon, Texas kept us riveted. Football is life in Texas and Texas is football. But the show is not really about football rather it concerns itself with the people involved. For sports fans and those not in the least bit interested. A family and human drama.
The fifth season is the final one and while watching it I felt like I was say goodbye to longtime friends. There have been some changes on the show with some characters graduating high school and moving away and Coach Taylor (played by Kyle Chandler) and his family moving from the high school in West Dillon to one in East Dillon. More tough choices on and off the football field occur.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!
- Deleted Scenes
- Behind The Lights: Creating The First Season of Friday Night Lights
- Audio Commentary – Last Days of Summer with Executive Producers Jason Katims and Jeffrey Reiner
- Audio Commentary – Are You Ready For Friday Night with Stars Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden
- William S. Paley Television Festival: Interview with Cast and Crew
- Keeping Up Appearances Deleted Storyline
- Tomorrow Blues Deleted Storyline
- Tomorrow Blues Commentary with Executive Producer Jason Katims and Co-Executive Producer/Episode Director Jeffrey Reiner
- Friday Night Lights… Camera, Action!
- Peter Berg Intros
- East of Dillon Commentary with Executive Producer Jason Katims
- New Faces, New Places
- The Lights Go Out
- Don’t Go Commentary with Director Michael Waxman
- Always Commentary with Executive Producer/Showrunner Jason Katims