22 March, 2009


I know I'm late in the game on this one. But at the suggestion of a good friend - more than the suggestion, the statement that "YOU would LOVE this show" - I watched the nearly perfect pilot episode of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS this evening.

And he was right. I do. Love it. For the drama, for the suspense, for the pacing and the emotion, for the setting and the passion and the religion and the football. And particularly for quotes like this during the beginning...

KID: Mister Street - do you think God loves football?
STREET: I think everybody loves football.
KID: Me, too.

And this at the end...

COACH: Give all of us gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable. And will will all at some point in our lives fall - we will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts, that what we have is special - that it can be taken from us - and when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will now all be tested. It is these times, it is this pain, that allows us to look inside ourselves.

Any show with writing like that is good in my book.

1 comment:

  1. Have seen a few episodes and just loved it. Wish I could get Shane to watch, but he's convinced it's some kind of soap opera.