I'll be reviewing every episode here of the final season, starting tonight. I promise in the reviews not to post any explicit spoilers, and I'll try not to let my knowledge of what will happen seep into or influence the tone and text of my reviews.
In the meantime, here are some non-spoiler tidbits:
- almost every major character in the entire run of the series makes an appearance
- there are some excellent new characters
- football of course continues as the centerpiece, but, as in the past, FNL is much more importantly about a multitude of aspects of real life
- the acting continues to be extraordinary
- yes, you'll see plenty of Tim Riggins (I had to tell you that)
See also Reasons to Watch Friday Night Lights
And coming this summer, my "Friday Night Lights, NBC, and DirecTV: How an Unlikely Partnership Saved a Great Show and Pointed the Way to the Future" in this brand new anthology ...