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Friday, January 30, 2009

You Must Watch "Friday Night Lights"

Yes, I'm hooked.

I saw some episodes when the show first came out, lost track of it, and now have bought the first two seasons DVDs (good deal on Amazon) and am in the process of both watching the first full season and the new season, which has been running on NBC at 9 p.m. on Friday night EST.

This is a great show. Click here to get a sense of what it's all about. The acting is just awesome, and I'd give special kudos to Kyle Chandler, who plays head coach Eric Taylor, Connie Britton, who plays Taylor's wife, Tammy (who is now the high school's principal) and Zach Gilford, who plays QB Matt Saracen. The others whose names are in the credits are outstanding, too, as is the cinematography, the supporting acting (the actress who plays the star running back's mother gives all-time performances), and the music is terrific. This is a great series about a community in Texas, its high school football team, and the lives of many who surround it.

Give yourself a treat -- take the time to watch this show.

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