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If last year's memorable TV phrase was "Save the cheerleader, save the world," I'm declaring this year's to be "Save the show. Returning for a second season on Oct. And when it is, it's going to be because of people like you. If you're reading this, then you should be watching Friday Night Lights. Okay, maybe you're killing time in a doctor's office, or maybe you stumbled across this issue in an airplane seat pouch, sandwiched between a barf bag and a catalog that sells night-vision goggles. I know, I know, that sounds like a quote from Joe Theismann. But most rational TV fans will cave once a show generates enough buzz, either because their curiosity is piqued or because it's on cable with an "N" or an "SSC" in the ratings.
I. “We’re going to demolish him.”
After five critically-acclaimed, ratings-challenged seasons, the series finale of Friday Night Lights airs tonight., Bragging Rights is a series with a single goal: to determine which member of a cast, a team, a band, or a presidential cabinet is killing it the most, years later. Our writers will take turns giving their take on who has the bragging rights from the posse of their choosing.
Inspired by the legendary Buzz Bissinger book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream , and the Peter Berg movie based on it, FNL told the story of a high school football coach from Dillon, Texas, whose improbable victories mirrored those of the critically beloved — but disastrously rated — show itself. In an era when sports television was supposedly at its nadir, when elite storytelling was supposedly only the work of prestige outlets like HBO and AMC, Friday Night Lights emerged as the quintessential show about American spirit and uplift at a time when the moral and economic bedrock of our Country seemed most in doubt. Gone too soon. Appreciated too little. Treasured by those who followed it. That was Friday Night Lights.