Posts Tagged ‘Friday Night Lights’

Goodbye, Friday Night Lights

July 20, 2011 Leave a comment

This blog probably wouldn’t exist if it hadn’t been for Friday Night Lights, our favourite show to recap and obsess over these past couple years. I’m ashamed to admit this but I haven’t seen the final episode of the series yet (I hate it when real life gets in the way of TV life, which is a far more fulfilling experience anyway so GET OFF MY BACK, MOM). But the end of a critically acclaimed—if under-watched—series means the inevitable torrent of essays, analyses and tributes to the characters that occupied so much space in our minds and hearts. On that note, I thought I’d link to a couple great FNL articles on the new Bill Simmons/Chuck Klosterman blog Grantland: “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Couldn’t Lose: An Oral History of Friday Night Lights” and “HIPSTER RUNOFF’s Carles on the lessons of Friday Night Lights.” Here’s a taste of the first article, a quote from series creator Peter Berg:

I remember I went to NBC, and there were about 10 people in the room. [Kevin Reilly] and I looked at each other, and he said, “What do you want to do?” I said, “I want to build up this all-American quarterback, this hero. This wonderful, beautiful kid with his entire future ahead of him. His biggest decision in life was whether he was going to take a full ride to UT or Notre Dame. He’s got the hot girlfriend. He’s got the loving parents. And he’s going to break his neck in the first game. We’re going to create this iconic American hero, and we’re going to demolish him.”





November 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Rebel with long hair who isn't into prom + Blonde popular girl who has dreamt of prom her whole life = Best movie ever

I may be temporarily over Aimee Teegarden as Julie Taylor on Friday Night Lights, but I’m so stoked to see her new flick, Prom. This guy is no Zac Efron, but he’ll do. The film isn’t out until April of next year, but I’ve already watched the trailer upwards of 17 times, each time wishing that I was 17 again (Zac Efron really is the best) so that I could re-live my own prom. In classic Disney fashion, the trailer is full of cheese, predictable plots, and of course, a happy ending.

Unlike its predecessor, High School Musical, the trailer for Prom shows no clips of characters breaking out into song or performing unplanned, yet completely choreographed and professional dance routines. While High School Musical went straight to Television until the 3rd and final film in the series, which is truly a shame since the films were awesome, Prom will be going straight to the big screen. Anyone who is laughing at me right now should remember that Glee is popular. At least High School Musical sends out a positive message. What has Glee ever done- aside from hurting my Lindsay’s feelings? I digress. I have just over 5 months to find the perfect dress to wear to the theatre on opening night.

FNL Countdown – 9 days

October 18, 2010 1 comment

Matt and Julie Post-Coitus

So I went a little PG-13 on the picture, but both of our two readers will love it. Matt and Julie for life.

9 days y’all! Wash your jerseys and whip out your cowboy boots.

Were you aware that Aimee Teegarden was cast in Scream 4?

Also, did you know that our very own QB1 is set to play a doctor in Shonda Rhimes’ new mid-season show, Off the Map? I’m not a fan of her other show, Grey’s Anatomy, but I’ll watch anything Gilford is a part of. I sat through Dare for him. I endured 92 minutes of Emmy Rossum for him. He’s worth it. Plus this new show is set in South America. Cool, right?


October 17, 2010 1 comment

Friday Night Lights starts in 10 days. Get into it and get PUMPED! That is all.

Kyle Chandler’s New Role

September 23, 2010 1 comment

As soon as Season Five was announced as FNL‘s last, it was only a matter of time before Kyle Chandler got a new role. Not only did he get a new role, but he got a seriously coveted starring role in J.J. Abram’s new film, Super 8. Unfortunately, that’s currently all there is to know about this top secret flick. Updates to come as they are revealed!

In other FNL news, I watched Adrianne Palicki’s new show Lone Star on Monday night. The show is about, Bob, an oil con man who leads two lives. The show didn’t do so hot in the ratings, and there are already rumours that it has been cancelled. Although I didn’t love the show, I don’t think it’s fair to cancel it so soon. The acting was good, and the show’s creators set up the potential for multiple storylines and a good amount of character tension that could keep the show going. Read more…

Updates from Dillon

August 17, 2010 1 comment

It’s been a long while since we’ve had any updates on Gaslight’s favourite show, Friday Night Lights. Here is the latest from in and around Dillon, Texas:

  1. Since Season Five is likely the show’s last, I don’t need to spend too much time telling all two of you readers to start watching the show in an effort to save its ratings. This is a show that deserves to be watched. I don’t like to hate on too many shows – aside from Glee and some of the reality stuff out there– because I do think that if the shows are on TV (and doing well in the ratings) – whether we like them or not – there is some validity to them. But when a show like FNL comes along, it really makes everything else look like crap. Although it will be sad to no longer be a part of these characters’ lives, I am really eager to watch the careers of these talented actors blossom as they (hopefully) become famous and receive the credit they deserve. Hopefully Zach Gilford and the others will either start getting better film roles (Post Grad and Dare were embarrassing), or just realize that they are brilliant on the small screen and land lead roles on great shows for the 2011-2012 season. Read more…

Glee S01E18: So Much To Be Barf About

I debated whether to even bother watching the new episode of Glee, which is why I’m posting this almost a week after it aired, but the prospect of Kurt singing “Rose’s Turn” was too much temptation for me. It was a massive letdown, of course, but that’s to be expected. My weekly list of grievances can be found below. So here’s what you hopefully missed on Glee:

– Puck shaves his mohawk so it makes perfect sense that as a result, the 1980s-John-Hughes-era nerds are no longer afraid of him and they all gang up on him and throw him in the dumpster. Also, he decides that since he is no longer cool because he doesn’t have a stripe of hair in the middle of his head that is slightly thicker than the hair on the rest of his head, the only thing for him to do is date Mercedes because ever since she joined the Cheerios she is super popular even though this has never been mentioned before and dating her will make him cool again. Ok. First of all, no. Absolutely not. Second, when you’re trying to ask out the popular girl to advance your social status, maybe don’t tell her you’re asking her out because she’s popular and can advance your social status. Read more…