Friday, August 12, 2011


I just finished watching the entire Friday Night Lights series - 5 seasons, 76 episodes of 45 minutes each.  I think it took about 3-4 weeks. 

I have heard about the series from numerous people.  Fellow bloggers, fellow friends, I got a lot of encouragement to watch it.  "But I don't like football.  I lived in the town that the show was based on during the 80s as a kid, and I have no desire to relive it."  Still, people urged me to watch.

It helped that it was on Netflix streaming, at least Seasons 1-4.  I had to get a free week trial to Hulu Plus to watch the 5th and final season. 

It's a really good show - one of the best I've seen.  There are so many things that this show does right - too many to list.  Even though it technically is about football, it's really about what is at the heart of football: teamwork. 

If you haven't watched it, it is worth a viewing. 


lifeofadoctorswife said...

Definitely one of my favorite shows ever!

Have you seen Parenthood? It's by the same writer or producer or something, and it's also really good!

Quietly Subversive said...

I watched a few episodes of Parenthood. Love Lauren Graham! I have an inability to watch anything week after week, so DVDs after the season has ended work well for me.