Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friday Night Lights: "I Can't"

I just watched again (for the third time) the episode of Friday Night Lights called "I Can't". All I can say is, Wow! This show is what dramatic television should be. Of course, that's probably why NBC let it go over to DirectTV.

DirectTV viewers got to see this entire season (Season Four), back in the fall. NBC struck a deal with them which is great, because otherwise, this show - which is finally seeing some Emmy love - would have been canceled.

This powerful episode dealt with drug addiction and abortion and managed to do so without being preachy or over-the-top. Both storylines were handled beautifully and so-well acted. Newcomers Michael B. Vance and Madison Burge both brought tears to my eyes and that's no small feat.

This show is consistently good and I can't say that about many shows. Well-acted, well-written, well-directed. I was happy to hear that DirectTV had picked it up. I thought it would have been another casualty of NBC - who can't seem to get behind a good show if their lives depended on it.
I heard the cast is wrapping up filming on the fifth and final season of FNL which will air first on DirectTV, in the fall, and then next summer back on NBC. It is definitely going to be hard to say goodbye to this show. Of course, on NBC there will always be room for crap shows like Minute to Win It.

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