Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Red state television – The TV reviewer for Slate recently begged for the salvation of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” and he may be on to something. The show is unflinching in dealing with issues of relationships, religion, and football frenzy in a way that television rarely treads. I read the book a couple years ago and the representations of confrontational boosters and former players are spot on; the town draws its identity from the football team and a loss is intolerable. Check it out.

2 comments:

Will Franklin said...

Fantastic show. Being from Midland, Texas, it really is spot on in a lot of ways, although it's filmed primarily in Austin, and that sort of takes away from some of the West Texas feel of it.

Mose said...

It's quickly becoming my favorite show. I'm baffled that its ratings don't appear to be very good.