How Friday Night Lights Can Make You Care About Football

by Aly Semigran January 28, 2014 2:49 pm
How <i>Friday Night Lights</i> Can Make You Care About Football

There was a time in my life -- a dark, regrettable time -- where I actually had to be convinced to watch Friday Night Lights. Despite everyone whose opinions I trusted telling me that I would love the show (they were so very right), I couldn't get past the idea that I wouldn't like anything that even remotely had to do with football, let alone high school football. I was the one kid on school trips who dreaded the umpteenth screening of Remember the Titans on the bus (now, if it had been Rudy, that would have been another story entirely) and I could name on one hand how many high school football games I actually attended. It was a world I never really connected to. Friday Night Lights changed all that.

Throw Like a Girl: <i>My Boys</i>, <i>Friday Night Lights</i> and <i>Sports Night</i>‘s Fiercest Females

"Do women even like sports?" may just be as outdated and lame as the already answered, yet repeatedly asked question, "Are women funny?" (The answer is a resounding "yes," by the way, in case you've been living under the world's dumbest rock.) But while funny women are standing tall in the television landscape (New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parks and Recreation, just to name a few) where's the love for all the sports gals out there? (And, yes, sometimes they are one and the same).

Can Satellite TV Save Friday Night Lights?

by Diane Werts April 22, 2008 3:25 pm
Can Satellite TV Save <I>Friday Night Lights</I>?

Friday Night Lights fans couldn't ask for more. Just as the show's second-season DVD set hits shelves this week (at the bargain list price of $30), the ratings-challenged fave also gets saved from extinction: NBC, home of the first two seasons, strikes a deal with DirecTV to split the improbable third go-round starting this fall.

Of course, Passions fans couldn't have asked for more, either, when the same two entities found a way to keep their soap alive last year. Right after NBC dropped it last September, DirecTV picked up fresh episodes, and all was happy. For awhile. Then the satellite company also found continuing Passions unworkable, trimming it from four days a week to three, and finally announcing it, too, will give up the ghost (literally, in the case of this supernatural soap) in August.

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