Friday, February 08, 2008
Save Friday Night Lights!!
I'll admit I was a little late in the game (no pun intended) to join the ranks of rabid Friday Night Lights fans. I watched only the pilot last year when the show debuted, but i got frustrated because I was watching it at the gym and the pilot was a lot of football--it was hard to see the screen and i didn't want to feel like i was just watching a football game. that was an unfortunate mistake on my part (and one of the reasons i established my 2-3 episode viewing rule for new shows) but one i have since remedied by giving the show a second shot on dvd. when it comes to things that get so much attention from fans, i'm the first to say i get a little turned off. i refused to fall into the harry potter trap, resisting the books for a very long time. finally, my good friend anna convinced me that it wasn't just all malarkey; the books were actually spectacular and i should definitely read them (especially before the first movie came out)...so i buckled down and i begrudgingly read them and it changed my life. I can say the same for friday night lights...not only is it superbly written, acted, and directed, but it just so perfectly nails the reality of the lives of its characters. i'm not even finished with season one yet and i am a full fledged fan. it's not just a show about football. for serious. so this brings me to my point here...tonight, the last new episode will air, and rumors are flying that it will be the last of the series. i'm not even in season 2 yet (its all sitting on my dvr, politely waiting for me), but the thought of this show not coming back kills me. the thought that not one of these actors has even been nominated for an emmy makes me a little sad for the state of the awards...especially when patricia arquette is getting nomination after nomination and james spader has gotten three awards in the past four years. Anyway, if you've made it this far in my rant, head on over to best week ever's save friday night lights campaign and sign the petition. even if you don't watch the show now. sign it, rent it, and thank yourself. please.