I could not resist. The guys at Ape Donkey (you should follow them on Twitter: @fidoz and @bcstagg) asked me to assist in the review and analysis of my, theirs, and possibly many of you all's favorite television production of all time: Friday Night Lights. I have never been so captivated by a show with the possible exception of Season One of 24. But, series to series, FNL gets my vote over 24. Let's face it, when they killed off President Palmer in the beginning of Season Four, you knew they were grasping for story-lines at the 24 writer's table. I mean, how many would be drug smuggling, bomb toting terrorists can one guy continually piss off and get over on most every time? Fun side note: I wish I was in college when 24 came out so I could have participated in the Jack Bauer drinking game. One would drink every time Jack said "dammit." Ahhh, college memories. Instead, we got Brandon and Brenda from 90210 and their Melrose Place counterparts. <---Not fair. I'm sorry, I digress. Without further ado, here is my season by season recap and review of Friday Night Lights. If you have not watched the series and plan on doing so, or if you have seen them all but Season Five which airs on NBC in April, feel free to stop at Season Four below. This is your official spoiler alert. Continue reading at your own peril...
Monday, February 21, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Every once in a while, a show comes along that hits you right in the heart. Friday Night Lights delivers in such a fashion. It matters not that I grew up in Texas. I think most of us know that high school football is a religion in parts of the state. With the fictional town of Dillon, TX occupying the geographical base for the show, Executive Producer Peter Berg hits home with those who live, eat, and breathe high school football. The players are heralded, the coaches immortalized, and the town literally deems the year a success or failure based on the performance of some 15-18 year old kids who take center stage every Friday night in the fall.
Posted by @Tony_Five_O at 3:29 PM
Thursday, February 3, 2011
In the beginning, most ideas seem great in theory. The idea that every single American would have affordable health insurance sounds wonderful on the surface. There is one small problem here. It is unconstitutional to force Americans to purchase insurance. Most will quip, "but what about auto insurance? States mandate you carry liability insurance in case you are at fault in an accident." The glaring difference here is driving is a privilege. Nobody is forced to purchase a vehicle. We do this for personal freedom and convenience. Further proof, the lender forces to you carry comprehensive coverage if the vehicle is financed so they can be covered during a major loss. The state does not force this extra coverage, the lender does as it is a privilege to receive a loan in exchange for a lump sum of money to acquire a specific item. The lender has exposure here and they should be covered.
Posted by @Tony_Five_O at 4:40 PM