Friday Night Lights, Seasons 1–5
a television series created by Peter Berg
Universal, DVD box sets, Seasons 1–4, $29.98; Season 5, $34.98
Friday Night Lights
a film directed by Peter Berg
Universal, DVD, $12.98
by H.G. Bissinger
Da Capo, 416 pp., $26.00; $15.95 (paper)
At a Manhattan book party recently I found myself locked in enthusiastic conversation in a corner with two other writers, all three of us, we discovered, solitary, isolated viewers of the NBC series Friday Night Lights. We spewed forth excitedly, like addicts—this was no longer a secret habit but a legitimately brilliant drama.
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