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Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Night Lights - Series Finale

Notes on the series as a whole, in case some of you haven’t seen it: This show was realistic (except for the season 2 murder plot…stupid) and it had great, well-rounded characters. If you’ve never seen FNL, just watch the season 1 pilot. It’s up on Instant Netflix. If that doesn’t hook you, nothing will. It shows you how the show can make you care, instantly. Good writing, good plots, one of the best marriages on TV, and lots of football. This show will be greatly missed. The good news is that it can find new life on DVD once the full series is out. We highly recommend it. It’s not escapist junk; it’s great, gritty drama. Get the DVDs and enjoy one episode after another, in order, or watch it on Instant Netflix. BUT don’t be alarmed when the quality goes down a bit in season two. It picks back up again shortly. Season one is pretty perfect. This last season was good too.

Notes on the finale: We wanted to love the Friday Night Lights series finale, but we only merely liked it. It didn't pack a huge punch, and it wasn't super memorable. It was just pleasant and everything was wrapped up nicely. Matt Saracen proposed to Julie Taylor and she said yes, which redeemed her for us a little bit, even though she doesn’t deserve him. She almost ran when she caught a sight of Matt’s still-crazy grandma though. We liked the scene where Coach Taylor told Matt that he couldn’t marry Julie. Awkward moment and the coach’s opinion didn’t count for much, but it added some tension to an otherwise merely nice episode. Coach Taylor and Tami moved for Tami’s job, because it was her turn. We approve. It seemed like a great time for that family to roll out, and it showed that even though the coach can be stubborn, he knows when to put his wife’s needs first.

The montage at the end was sweet. There was lots of resolution in the episode, which is what we like in a series finale (none of that Sopranos-type ending, thanks). We love that Tyra wants to go into politics…and that she didn’t give that up for Tim Riggins, even though Tim is a great character and really hot. The most touching moment of the night, for us, was when Vince told Coach Taylor that the coach changed his life. Whether you cried during the finale depends on how attached you were to the characters and the show itself.

Series Grade: A

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