Friday Night Lights Articles

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

February 15, 2011 09:35:00 Posted at February 15, 2011 09:35:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 13 (Lainey: I’m still sobbing. It’s over. And before Duana offers her thoughts on the end of The Best, we will be devoting some time to it during the TV LiveBlog on Thursday. Join us for a group cry!) There are the days you dread, and this has rapidly become one of them. Full Story

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18 years

February 9, 2011 12:30:00 Posted at February 9, 2011 12:30:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 12 I’m a pretty bad procrastinator – though I’ve learned to manage it much better over the years – and know a little bit about the psychology of it. Basically, procrastinators avoid doing tasks because of the potential for them not to go well. Full Story

The Homestretch

February 1, 2011 08:49:00 Posted at February 1, 2011 08:49:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 11 (NOTE: Friday Night Lights Season 5 will be available on DVD on April 5th. In other words, it doesn’t matter if those assholes at NBC decide to air it or not.) I felt like I was home, this week, in Dillon. Full Story

No Good Deed…

January 24, 2011 14:44:00 Posted at January 24, 2011 14:44:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 10 You went to turn on this episode, ready to follow the lives of the Taylors and Vince and probably Tinker, because who doesn’t love Tinker, and your brain short-circuited with an algorithm something like the following: Taylor Kitsch Kitsch Kitsch Taylor Tim Tim Riggins Riggins Tim Taylor Hairline? Riggins Tim Taylor Taylor Taylor Shirtless? There’s a tenet in writing that says if you consider the audience (not everyone does) you must give them what they need and not what they want. Full Story

And so it is...

January 19, 2011 10:33:00 Posted at January 19, 2011 10:33:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 9 I have a terrible habit of singing just one line of a song that’s stuck in my head over and over again. It makes my friends and coworkers crazy. But it usually happens because I’ve seen or heard something that makes me think of it, and then the song colours everything that happens in that situation afterwards. Full Story

And it begins again

January 12, 2011 09:39:00 Posted at January 12, 2011 09:39:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 8 Friday Night Lights returns, and yes, I saw the last shot (If you didn’t, we’ll get there). Yet I can’t shake the feeling that there’s a threat coming – something awful bearing down on us that I can’t shake. Full Story

Who will be the King?

December 20, 2010 11:29:00 Posted at December 20, 2010 11:29:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 7 Welcome to the town of Dillon, Texas, where dreams and heartbreaks play out side by side on a football field, where sometimes, the only thing that saves you from yourself is someone else beside you, going through something just as scary or hard or exhilarating as you are. Full Story

“What are these choices you have been makin’?”

December 13, 2010 10:00:00 Posted at December 13, 2010 10:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 6 I found myself savoring the tiniest moments this week. Replaying Gracie Belle in her alien voice all “Mama, I need more juice” outside church was my private joke to myself all week. Sometimes when Buddy Garrity is trying to fix you up with his two-years-younger son, all you can do is rely on your toddler sister to bail you out. Full Story

Did you survive yours?

December 6, 2010 13:10:00 Posted at December 6, 2010 13:10:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 5 This week’s FNL is the most cohesive version of ‘the new class’ we’ve seen. They saw what they needed to do and gave us a group of boys ready and willing to bond, to see the greatness in what they’ve been given as a team. Full Story

FNL in progress

November 22, 2010 08:29:00 Posted at November 22, 2010 08:29:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 4 I am writing this from a southern cottage of sorts. It’s a new thing for my family to go to so we can spend time together. It’s fun – and sunny– but because my dad is basically a crazy person it also means that I answer questions like “where are you going” constantly, often when the answer is ‘to the cupboard’ or ‘to the bathroom’. Full Story

When wiping that look off her face isn`t an option

November 15, 2010 09:06:00 Posted at November 15, 2010 09:06:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Season 5, Episode 3 There are people who deal with teenage girls every single day, I’ve been realizing. Maybe some of them are you. And you have jobs like this, where you work hard and then ungrateful wretches just sort of smirk out at you from under their hair. Full Story