Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Nights

In this phase of life Russ and I have slowly become Friday night zombies. He sometimes gets home after 7pm. I usually am wiped after working and getting Davy down for the night. Whereas Fridays used to mean happy hours and the one night of the weekend when we could stay out till 2am, they now mean a night in and a few mumbled words to each other.

"what do you want to eat tonight."
"whatever is easy."

We were sort of late to the game (no pun intended) on discovering "Friday Night Lights." I had no interest in it due to the cheesy Billy Bob Thornton movie that preceded it. There is nothing less Texan than Billy Bob. But Russ convinced me to watch the 1st season on DVD and...let me say...I loved it. I love that show. Do you watch it? If not, there truly is a reason to stay home on Friday nights. It is excellent. This is due, in part, to the fact that it is truly Texan and I feel like I know these people that are on the show. It is simply so familiar. There is also a strong moral chord that is woven throughout the plotlines.

NBC almost cancelled the show. I have no clue why. It seems like the tv drama is almost dead. However both the writing and the casting on "Friday Night Lights" continues to be excellent and entertaining.

(Have I really spent 10 minutes on a friday blogging about a television show? Ehh. I haven't been cool for a really long time.)


The Bowers Family said...

Just catching up on your blog and serious we love this show too. I think for us it is a good dose of Texas as foreigners in the imported North, aka Florida. I thought we might have been the only ones since NBC seems to act like this is the last season. Chris laughs at me whenever we drive "home" and I roll down the window at the state border/visitors center to smell the Texas air but God Bless Texas. I sure miss it.