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NBC Needs To Leave The “Lights” On

posted by Kris Rasmussen

With only three episodes left, NBC’s small town drama “Friday Night Lights” still has yet to be picked up for another season. Despite numerous critical accolades, some television viewers are still reluctant to give the series a chance. But after another tour-de-force effort last week, I am throwing one more “hail mary” out into cyberspace in hopes of convincing our Idol Chatter readers to give the show a chance tonight.

Last week’s episode focused on the theme of second chances with paralyzed ex-quarterback Jason Street. He faced another defeat when he didn’t make the quad rugby team he tried out for, but he was able to help the new Dillon quarterback, Matt Sarancen, overcome his fears on the field. Other characters also were looking for another chance to set their lives right–one father tried to unite his family after his affair with a woman was discovered, and another ball player decided to give his relationship with a troubled girl with a bipolar disorder another chance.

Tonight’s episode promises another opportunity for the folks of Dillon, Texas to work together and rise above yet another obstacle as the ball field is destroyed prior to state finals. Meanwhile Coach Taylor must finally decide whether or not to take a college coaching job and leave behind the students he has spiritually and emotionally fathered.

To skeptics, I know all of this sounds a little bit soap-operaish–but reall, it isn’t. Well, at least most of the time it isn’t. Very rarely does television celebrate community and the spiritual significance of the ordinary the way “Lights” does week after week. In a TV landscape being overrun by reality series, crime shows, and mediocre sitcoms, it would be a shame to see this “Light” be extinguished



  • http://HASH(0xfcdaef8) Betty McDaniel

    Please continue showing “Friday Night Lights”. My family and friends really enjoy the show. There are very few shows on TV that depict real life for high schoolers and their families and peers. Please, please renew for at least one more year. The acting by all is very much appreciated. It’s great!!! Thanks.

  • http://HASH(0xfcdd030) Linda

    We have really enjoyed the episodes that have been on for “Friday Night Lights” It is great – Keep it on – We need more good real-like family shows to watch.

  • http://HASH(0xfcdd1c8) Barb

    I happen to have watched this show for the first time last night. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and would like to see more of the show in the future. Is there a specific place that we can email the station in support of this show? Let us know.

  • http://HASH(0xfcda204) Joan S Riggs

    I agree wiyh everything that has been said about the show.I think the problem is the too many shows on tv now and no one knows when anything is on anymore-they keep changing the nights and no one can keep up with what time and what station and night.We needs less shows.This will never happen.This is one of the most real shows.Please keep it on!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://HASH(0xfcdabb0) Pat Wall

    I hope that they will keep the show on, I really enjoyed watching Kyle Chandler on “Early Edition” and he is still a great actor. This show kind of takes me back to my own high school days. I played in the marching band and of course was at all of the games,it was one of the best times of my life. Things in the world have cahnged a lot since I was in High school but not the thrill and fun of the games.

  • http://HASH(0xfcddd44) Patti

    I have watched this show from the start and have LOVED it. I would be deeply saddened if this show was pulled. It shows a meaningful way in which people can relate

  • http://HASH(0xfcde698) Teresa Kellam

    I have watched the show since the beginning and love the characters, storylines and the realness of the actors. I hope that it continues for another season. Lets all believe that the people doing the decision making makes the RIGHT choice.

  • kelly

    i enjoy very much the show.kyle chandler first caught my attention at”early edition”show.he is a fine actor-and i don’t see much of them..

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