Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday Night Lights

Almost forgot, the best show on TV returns tonight.

I read a story about when Peter Berg created the movie (and later the series) he had dropped out of acting and so he moved to Austin and lived with families of high school football players and slept on couches and just observed.

It worked.

Because I’ve never seen a more accurate depiction of not only Texas football but the human and family condition in America. It's tragic, yet it's beautiful, it's real, and it's sure as hell not perfect. But that's what makes it worthwhile. Same thing that makes life worth living.

Besides, there's enough laugh-track driven shows about perfect people with perfect lives on tv already.

4 Comments:

Blogger minus five said...

that show is so good. last night's was freakin' awesome. i just wish they hadn't freaked out and moved the dead guy's body.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

I missed it. So I'll just pretend I didn't read that. Like it never even happened.

4:23 PM  
Blogger a/ok said...

Between your praise and a recent (last week's?) New Yorker article, I'm gonna have to check this one out.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

It's good. The cast is really incredible and makes the show what it is. That and the "Explosions in the Sky" soundtrack.

2:33 PM  

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