Friday Night Lights Season 1
Friday Night Lights: Fifth Season [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
The first season of Friday Night Lights accomplishes something that few television dramas are able to do: It betters the 2004 film (starring Billy Bob Thornton) on which the series is based. Set in Dillon, Texas, where football--even on the high school level--is everything, Friday Night Lights is a compelling drama with a football subplot. Poignantly and effectively touching on racism, rape, steroids, jealousy, infidelity, and life-changing injuries, the series presents the inhabitants of Dillon as real people who are flawed, but remarkable in their ordinariness.
All 15 episodes of the TV series that expands on the hit feature film of the same name. The action centres on the small rural town of Dillon, Texas, where the coveted state football championships are held in the highest regard. In this series, with the new season approaching, coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler)'s decision to take up the coaching position at Texas Methodist University begins to take its toll not only on the Dillon Panthers, but also on his wife Tami (Connie Britton).