Friday Night Lights : Season 1

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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics What's this?

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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 307 Ratings

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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: This drama about high-stakes high-school football is based on the movie of the same name (itself based on the book of the same name by Buzz Bissinger). The film's director, Peter Berg, returns as an executive producer on the show.
  • Genre(s): Sports, Drama, Sports

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. 100
    You don't have to love football to admire Friday Night Lights.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    90
    [A] rewardingly seasoned new drama series that's practically indistinguishable from the acclaimed feature film, except that it's better.
  3. "Friday Night Lights" is not good. It's great.
  4. I can’t say enough about how "Friday Night Lights" defied my expectations for what a TV show about football would be.
  5. 75
    It isn't as ambitious or objective as HBO's "The Wire," but it's about as close as broadcast TV gets to "The Wire." It finely depicts the daily grim and gritty existence of kids and adults dealing with narrow hopes, sad expectations, provincial victories, race and poverty.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    Has the same quick-cut look, crisp dialogue and bone-crunching game scenes [ast the movie].
  7. Standard high school sports soap opera.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 163
  1. JohnnaN.
    Nov 1, 2006
    10
    The best new show on TV!
  2. Will
    Oct 12, 2006
    10
    greatest show on tv period.
  3. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Nearly flawless. Realistic, poignant, inspirational...and it really should be watched by many more people. Myself and a crew of friends justNearly flawless. Realistic, poignant, inspirational...and it really should be watched by many more people. Myself and a crew of friends just got hooked...and my wife loves it too. Just finished season one... Expand
  4. ErinC
    Feb 19, 2007
    10
    I'm 21 years old and this is the only TV show I make sure I'm home to watch!! I love it!!!
  5. AnaA.
    Feb 7, 2008
    10
    i love this show its the greatest i hope they don't cancel it. I'm not the only one who feels this way.
  6. MMJones
    Oct 29, 2006
    10
    Extraordinary. A compassionate view of the details of life in a part of the country many folks like me know nothing about. The kids, the Extraordinary. A compassionate view of the details of life in a part of the country many folks like me know nothing about. The kids, the adults, the situations are touchingly real-life; the acting transcends everything (other than "House") on TV. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Oct 4, 2006
    0
    slept through this crap

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