Is back. Awesome.
Is back. Awesome.
Seriously, for some reason Friday Night Lights was one of my favorite shows, until it quit coming on about a year ago. I don’t think it’s been on since the writers strike? Anyway, it’s back tonight at 9pm.
Friday Night Lights on NBC was an awesome show, but I don’t know what the hell happened to it. I suppose I could google it and find out, and maybe I’ll do that after I’m done posting this, but whatever.
Friday Night Lights has the potential to be a great show, but their current storyline is racist. They are portraying the black football players as being really stupid. You would’ve had to have seen the episode that started it all. Here is my previous Friday Night Lights blog entry. Anyway, they are continuing this week to make one of coaches appear to be racist, and are putting words in his mouth. This week they press the point and say how he made comments about “black guys being better at xxxx, and white guys being better at xxxx”.
The problem with that is, HE DIDN’T MAKE THOSE COMMENTS! He simply said “guys like Matt Serenson” and “guys like Smash Williams” or something like that, he NEVER implied anything racial, it was the reporter that did that.
But of course, the coach is made to publicly apologize for words he never even said. LOL. What a crock of shit.
Furthermore, they made the star black player of the show appear very ignorant because in response to the coaches apology, the black player in question said “yeah, but those are just words”. WTF? OF COURSE THEYRE JUST WORDS! Now, lets think about what the black player is also protesting.. thats right, WORDS! But the writers of the show have made the character too dense to realize his own hypocrisy. Words were strong enough to “hurt” the black player, but “words” are not powerful enough to express the coaches apology.
And the irony of the whole situation, is the coach NEVER SAID the “words” that he was quoted as saying.
This is a great show, and I hope it stays on the air. It actually reminds me of my high school days, even the head coach of the football team is kindaÂ similar to the coach at my old high school. Tonights episode was a little bit annoying though, one of the main plot lines was for one of the coaches to have made a dumb remark that was misinterpreted as racist, after being prodded by a television reporter. The comment the coach originally made was completely harmless, but the reporter kept pressing and putting words in the coaches mouth until the coach finally did sound a little bit stupid, but still not necessarily racist.
Anyway, the show ended with the black football players refusing to play, and walking off the field. I guess you would’ve had to see the show to have an opinion, but I just wondered if the show will continue with this small part of the plot, and whether or not they will ultimately portray how the original comment was completely harmless, and if the football players refused to practice because of it, then they are being ridiculous.
I just enjoy seeing how Hollywood gets their social messages broadcast on television.