Friday Night Lights - Seasons 1 & 2

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Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
Easily one of the best new shows of the 2006-7 season, NBC's Friday Night Lights defied the expectations and stereotypes associated with most sports dramas. Thanks to the wealth of memorable characters, great writing, and pitch-perfect performances, you don't even have to like football to become engrossed in the goings-on in Dillon, Texas, a town singularly devoted to supporting its local high school team. It's a transitional year for ...
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Special Features

Season 1:; Deleted scenes; Behind the Lights: Creating the First Season of Fridat Night Lights; Season 2:; Deleted scenes; Audio comemntaries with executive producers and stars; William S. Paley Television Festival: Interview with the cast
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
Easily one of the best new shows of the 2006-7 season, NBC's Friday Night Lights defied the expectations and stereotypes associated with most sports dramas. Thanks to the wealth of memorable characters, great writing, and pitch-perfect performances, you don't even have to like football to become engrossed in the goings-on in Dillon, Texas, a town singularly devoted to supporting its local high school team. It's a transitional year for the Dillon Panthers, with all eyes on new coach Eric Taylor Kyle Chandler and second-string quarterback Matt Saracen Zach Gilford, who must step up when the team's star, Jason Street Scott Porter, is injured in the season's opening game. The Panthers' other star players are running back Brian "Smash" Williams Gaius Charles, whose natural ability rivals his ego, and fullback Tim Riggins Taylor Kitsch, who seems more interested in partying than football. Representing the town's interest is booster Buddy Garrity Brad Leland, a sleazy car dealer who is willing to do anything to make sure the Panthers win, and whose daughter, Lyla Minka Kelly, heads the cheerleading squad. As gripping as the gridiron action is, it's the off-field drama and that really makes the show worth watching. In particular, the relationship between Coach Taylor and his wife, Tami Connie Britton, is worthy of a show in itself. The two are so natural together, it hardly seems like they're acting. Both should've been nominated for Emmys, especially Britton. Equally winning is the budding courtship -- in equal parts sweet, awkward, and funny -- between the Taylors' smart, football-hating daughter, Julie Aimee Teegarden, and the shy Saracen. Executive producer Peter Berg, who adapted Buzz Bissinger's 1990 bestseller about high school football in rural Texas for his 2003 hit film also called Friday Night Lights, brings the same low-key sensibility and documentary feel to the series -- as well as the evocative score by instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky. The result is a show that looks and feels unlike anything else on broadcast television, allowing real issues racism, religion, politics, alcohol and steroid abuse to be as complex as they really are, and taking many wonderful, unexpected turns as the Panthers head toward the state championship finale.
Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
NBC's critically acclaimed yet under-watched drama aired only 15 episodes of the planned 22 in 2007-8's Season 2, thanks to the Writers Guild Association strike. All 15 are collected here, and although the final episode leaves some storylines hanging, it's still a very worthy addition for Friday Night Lights fans. Season 2 picks up just before the new school year. Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler), after leaving to coach a college team, soon realizes his heart remains in Dillon, along with his wife, Tami (Connie Britton), daughter, Julie (Aimee Teegarden), and new baby, Gracie. Trying to handle fatherhood, a new job, his lonely wife, and the long-distance commute home each weekend takes a toll. Booster club president Buddy (Brad Leland) exerts all his small-town charm in an effort to bring Coach Taylor back to the Panthers. Meanwhile, the relationship between dorky Landry (Jesse Plemons) and school sexpot Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) takes a tragic turn. Smash (Gaius Charles) focuses on choosing a university that will boost his chances of making it to the NFL; Matt (Zach Gilford) goes through hard times after he and Julie break up, but he rebounds with the nurse who is hired to take care of his grandmother; Lyla (Minka Kelly) casts off her destructive relationships and finds solace with a renewed faith in God -- and a new boyfriend; Jason (Scott Porter) battles his disability head on, discovering a new love in an unexpected place; and finally, bad boy Tim (Taylor Kitsch) moves out of his house into a depressingly bad situation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/2009
  • UPC: 025192027857
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 27:20:00
  • Format: DVD

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Disc #1 -- Friday Night Lights: The First Season
   Play All
   Episode Index
      Pilot
      Eyes Wide Open
      Eyes Wide Open: Deleted Scenes
      Wind Sprints
      Wind Sprints: Deleted Scene
      Who's Your Daddy
      Who's Your Daddy: Deleted Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: Eyes Wide Open
      Deleted Scenes: Wind Sprints
      Deleted Scenes: Who's Your Daddy
      Behind the Lights: Creating the First Season of Friday Night Lights
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- Friday Night Lights: The First Season
   Play All
   Episode Index
      Git 'Er Done
      Git 'Er Done : Deleted Scenes
      El Accidente
      Homecoming
      Homecoming: Deleted Scenes
      Crossing the Line
      Crossing the Line: Deleted Scenes
      Full Hearts
      Full Hearts: Deleted Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: Git 'Er Done
      Deleted Scenes: Homecoming
      Deleted Scenes: Crossing the Line
      Deleted Scenes: Full Hearts
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- Friday Night Lights: The First Season
   Play All
   Episode Index
      It's Different for Girls
      It's Different for Girls: Deleted Scenes
      Nevermind
      Nevermind : Deleted Scenes
      What to Do While You're Waiting
      What to Do While You're Waiting: Deleted Scenes
      Little Girl I Wanna Marry You
      Little Girl I Wanna Marry You: Deleted Scenes
      Upping the Ante
      Upping the Ante: Deleted Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: It's Different For Girls
      Deleted Scenes: Nevermind
      Deleted Scenes: What to Do While You're Waiting
      Deleted Scenes: Little Girl I Wanna Marry You
      Deleted Scenes: Upping the Ante
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #4 -- Friday Nighty Lights: The First Season
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   Episode Index
      Blinders
      Blinders: Deleted Scenes
      Black Eyes and Broken Hearts
      Black Eyes and Broken Hearts: Deleted Scenes
      I Think We Should Have Sex
      I Think We Should Have Sex: Deleted Scenes
      Extended Families
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: Blinders
      Deleted Scenes: Black Eyes and Broken Hearts
      Deleted Scenes: I Think We Should Have Sex
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Off
   Sneak Peeks
      Friday Night Lights
      House
      Las Vegas
      The Office
      30 Rock
      Miami Vice
      Law & Order
      Quantum Leap
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Disc #5 -- Friday Night Lights: The First Season
   Play All
   Episode Index
      Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
      Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Deleted Scene
      Mud Bowl
      Mud Bowl: Deleted Scenes
      Best Laid Plans
      Best Laid Plans: Deleted Scenes
      State
      State: Deleted Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
      Deleted Scenes: Mud Bowl
      Deleted Scenes: Best Laid Plans
      Deleted Scenes: State
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #6 -- Friday Night Lights: The Second Season
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   Episode Index
      Play All
      The Last Days of Summer: Play
      The Last Days of Summer: Deleted Scenes
      The Last Days of Summer: Commentary With Executive Producer Jason Katims and Co-Executive Producer Jeffrey Reiner - On
      The Last Days of Summer: Commentary With Executive Producer Jason Katims and Co-Executive Producer Jeffrey Reiner - Off
      Bad Ideas: Play
      Bad Ideas: Deleted Scenes
      Are You Ready for Friday Night?: Play
      Are You Ready for Friday Night?: Commentary With Stars Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden - On
      Are You Ready for Friday Night?: Commentary With Stars Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden - Off
      Backfire: Play
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: Play All
      Deleted Scenes: The Last Days of Summer
      Deleted Scenes: Bad Ideas
      "Last Days of Summer" Commentary With Executive Producer Jason Katims and Co-Executive Producer Jeffrey Reiner - On
      "Last Days of Summer" Commentary With Executive Producer Jason Katims and Co-Executive Producer Jeffrey Reiner - Off
      "Are You Ready For Friday Night?" Commentary With Stars Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden - On
      "Are You Ready For Friday Night?" Commentary With Stars Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden - Off
   Subtitles
      English SDH: On
      English SDH: Off
   Previews
      Battlestar Galactica
      Coach
      The Incredible Hulk
      Law & Order
      Monk
      The Rockford Files
      Saturday Night Live
      The A Team/Knight Rider/Magnum P.I.
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Disc #7 -- Friday Night Lights: The Second Season
   Play All
   Episode Index
      Let's Get It On: Play
      Let's Get It On: Deleted Scenes
      How Did I Get Here?: Play
      How Did I Get Here?: Deleted Scenes
      Pantherama!: Play
      Seeing Other People: Play
      Seeing Other People: Deleted Scenes
      Play All
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: Play All
      Deleted Scenes: Let's Get It On
      Deleted Scenes: How Did I Get Here?
      Deleted Scenes: Seeing Other People
   Subtitles
      English SDH: On
      English SDH: Off
Disc #8 -- Friday Night Lights: The Second Season
   Play All
   Episode Index
      Play All
      The Confession: Play
      The Confession: Deleted Scenes
      There Goes the Neighborhood: Play
      There Goes the Neighborhood: Deleted Scenes
      There Goes the Neighborhood: Commentary With Stars Jesse Plemons and Adrianne Palicki - On
      There Goes the Neighborhood: Commentary With Stars Jesse Plemons and Adrianne Palicki - Off
      Jumping the Gun: Play
      Jumping the Gun: Deleted Scenes
      Who Do You Think You Are?: Play
      Who Do You Think You Are?: Deleted Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: Play All
      Deleted Scenes: The Confession
      Deleted Scenes: There Goes the Neighborhood
      Deleted Scenes: Jumping the Gun
      Deleted Scenes: Who Do You Think You Are?
      "There Goes the Neighborhood" Commentary With Stars Jesse Plemons and Adrianne Palicki - On
      "There Goes the Neighborhood" Commentary With Stars Jesse Plemons and Adrianne Palicki - Off
   Subtitles
      English SDH: On
      English SDH: Off
Disc #9 -- Friday Night Lights: The Second Season
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   Episode Index
      Humble Pie: Play
      Humble Pie: Deleted Scenes
      Leave No One Behind: Play
      Leave No One Behind: Deleted Scenes
      May the Best Man Win: Play
      Play All
   Bonus Materials
      Deleted Scenes: Play All
      Deleted Scenes: Humble Pie
      Deleted Scenes: Leave No One Behind
      William S. Paley Television Festival: Interview With Cast and Crew
   Subtitles
      English SDH: On
      English SDH: Off
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