Quote of the Week

"Our daugher sucks at driving, thats the problem so butt out."
-Christina, Parenthood

Thursday, November 11

Friday Night Lights, is that it?

(No need to worry Kent and Dana)

Friday Night Lights (FNL) was one of those shows that my husband and I started late because we were convinced by friends that it was a great show. This is how we come across a lot of shows we watch/watched (Lost, SYTYCD, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, Glee, etc.). We loved season 1 and 2 of FNL but I must admit it has been slowly going downhill ever since. Friday Night Lights wanted to try to “keep it real” and when the characters graduated they moved on much like in real life. They didn’t have all the characters go to a local community college or follow them all to a far away college. We had to say good bye to our favorite characters and welcome in new ones. In theory this is a great idea, I know we always make fun of the shows that have all the prime characters go to a local college. However for ME this idea didn’t pan out well. The reason why most of us love shows is because we get attached to characters and their story lines…we want to see what happens to them! I digress, last season on FNL we had a few of the prime characters left and so it was able to keep my attention. The story lines weren’t great bc we had to settle for new love interests (relationships and activities). But this season we have said goodbye to ALL of our first group of high school students, accept Julie (whom we have followed to college where she is sleeping with her professor- that is an entirely different soap box).

So now that I have caught you up…This is the last season of Friday Night Lights and I ask Friday Night Lights, is that it? Have we seen the last of all our favorite characters? I know you pride yourself on being “real” but is this really how you are going out? We didn’t even get a proper goodbye for our boy Landry. What about Matt, was him driving back to college the last we will see of him? Lyla getting on the bus leaving Tim? Tim in Jail? SERIOUSLY is this it? I have been SOOOO disappointed with the last couple seasons of FNL but I thought for sure the final season would be good.

Here is what I need to make me happy:

Julie to freakin wake up and stop sleeping with her professor
Matt and Julie get back together
Tim to get out of JAIL and to go find Lyla
Landry to run into to Tyra at college and the sparks immediately fly again
I would also like updates on Smash and Jason
I might be harsh but I don’t care about Luke, Jess, Becky. I care a little about Vince.
This doesn’t seem like to much to ask for, does it? :)

So FNL, what’s it going to be? Are you going to try to keep it “real” until the very end or are you going to try to please your viewers?