19 Pineapples for a Show That Bears No Resemblance to MTV's Two-A-Days
How many ways can you spin a Texas football drama?
Every scene has already been written.
We've heard every hyper-motivational half-time step-it-up-and-turn-it-around-boys speech.
We've met every hero.
And, well, every highly likeable backup quarterback who will be asked to make good at a pivotal narrative juncture.
I watched the pilot of Friday Night Lights tonight. And I'm undeniably hooked. In short: it's awesome.
The NYT agrees. Check out this review:
"Lord, is “Friday Night Lights” good. In fact, if the season is anything like the pilot, this new drama about high school football could be great — and not just television great, but great in the way of a poem or painting, great in the way of art with a single obsessive creator who doesn’t have to consult with a committee and has months or years to go back and agonize over line breaks and the color red; it could belong in a league with art that doesn’t have to pause for commercials, or casually recap the post-commercial action, or sell viewers on the plot and characters in the first five minutes, or hew to a line-item budget, or answer to unions and studios, or avoid four-letter words and nudity."
That deserves some serious pineapples.
*If you're patient, you can watch the entire pilot online.