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'Friday Night Lights' Still Burns Bright

Despite the uninspired packaging in this complete series set, Friday Night Lights remains an outstanding TV show; one of the best in the current golden age of television.

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'The Bang Bang Club': Bang Bang Thud

Though not a complete disaster, The Bang Bang Club shows why some directors find it difficult to to transition between documentary and narrative film.

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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 4

The 2010-2011 season meant saying farewell to cult favorites Friday Night Lights and Smallville, as well as the ongoing mania surrounding one of TV's most mediocre shows, Glee.

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Friday Night Lights: The Second Season

Even with such an obvious misstep as the murder storyline in the second season, this is still one of the most well-executed series on television.

Jessica Suarez
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Friday Night Lights

The series abjures the usual primetime penchant for suburban gloss or metropolitan grit. Instead, it claimed as its territory lower middle class life in the America of vanishing jobs and diminishing horizons.

Lesley Smith
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Friday Night Lights

In the mundane, in the small and sometimes sad realities of small-town life, the heroic can be found.

Lee Wang
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A Hammock and a Brook: An Interview With Explosions in the Sky

After getting on the big screen and the small one, Explosions in the Sky learn how to relax even as they grow.

John Kenyon
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Friday Night Lights

Once the football game started in last week's premiere episode of Friday Night Lights, the clichés came fast and hard, but still, compelling.

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Friday Night Lights (2004)

It's mostly about how football -- in this place, at this time -- overwhelms its adherents, apparently giving them something to live for but also sucking their lives from them.

Cynthia Fuchs

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