Friday Night Lights: Season 3 Review: Ep. 6 & 7

Season 3, here we come.


Episode #6 It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy
This episode involves a hazing accident that J.D. participates in given that he is a freshmen. Coach assigns Tim Riggins to make J.D. feel at home. Time shows him what life in Texas is all about. Coach tells Tim: ‘You are a senior, you aren’t gonna be wearing that uniform much longer.” We also see the pressure J.D.’s dad puts on his son. Jason and Tim and Billy all work on the investment house that they paid for. Tyra’s bull riding boyfriend Cash owes his “family” 1,600 in child support. Tyra breaks it off with him. I love all the talks that Jason Street and Coach Taylor have. Jason tells him that he thinks he made a mistake buying the house. Coach says,” it always looks bad before it gets better…he says, ‘you are following through, don’t start giving up!’ Matt and Julie reconnect and go to a lake and kiss and fall asleep at the cabin. Things get a little out of hand when Tim take J.D. to a party and J.D. drinks.

Episode #7 Keeping Up With Appearances
Billy wants Tim to get into college. Tim keeps getting letters from OU.Coach runs into problems with his fullback. Who sees Tami and they realize his parents don’t know that he plays football. Jason doesn’t cave in the price for selling the house. Buddy tries to connect with his little kids and they give him a hard time. Jemarcus,the fullback, can’t play on Friday because of the parent situation. Buddy says,’they hate me, all a man has is his children.’ Buddy’s daughter says, ‘I wish you weren’t my father.’
The parents of Jemarcus hear out Tami and Eric about how football is good for men. Herc and Jason argue over the price of the house. Tami says to someone,”this is the beginning of the rest of your life, you are a good person, and this is just the beginning.” J.D. has a rough game. Coach tells him, ‘I had expectations and it was hard to live up to them!’
Billy makes a highlight tape of Tim for colleges. Coach, in the video, says, “What defines Tim Riggins,no fear, toughness.” Jason struggles and tells Lila,’You think I could make it somewhere else?’

Friday Night Lights: Season 3, Episodes 1-5 Review

What are a way to kick off the New Year. I hope you all have been enjoying the recent “older” reflections I have been posting. I still intend to continue to eternal football week post/spirit. But as the new year is here, there are lots of plans( in my head) to start talking of books, films and other relevant topics. For now, there is this..

Episodes 1-3

Season 3 of Friday Night Lights starts off in conflict. Keep in mind that the show broadcasts its main issue: the Dillon Panthers. Everything revolves around how good the team will or will not be. Coach Taylor is back in the saddle as Coach. J.D. McCoy joins the team with his extra controlling dad behind his every move. Tami gets flack for the money that the school board has to spend. The team and the boosters, led by Buddy Garrity himself, want a megatron screen for the Panther games. Billy( Tim’s brother) proposes to Mindy(Tyra’s sister) and she says yes. Lila and Tim decide to give their relationship a try. Tyra decides to run for Student Council president.

Episode #4 Hello, Goodbye

Call it the episode of ‘shaking things up!’ Matt’s mom shows up in his life. He yells at his mom slightly with years of pain built up. He tells her, “I don’t need your help, I needed it 10 years ago when you left!” She says, “I will never forgive myself for leaving you!” Tyra finds herself rejecting Landry and dating a bull rider(one of Billy’s friends). Tami and Eric but heads and tell each other, ”
I miss the coach’s wife, she says I miss the principal’s husband!” Coach Taylor continues to feel pressure from all over as to who to start at quarterback. Smash gets help from coach regarding his coming tryout. Coach says, “God has placed you to do what you do best, go all the way!” Matt’s mom wants to help with the grandma situation. She says, ‘you are all alone in this!’

Coach Taylor moment: “take a look at brian williams, he would have said theres a guy with a hell of a lot of conviction.”
Brian “Smash” Williams makes the team at OU. Thanks the coach for everything.

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Episode #5 Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Julie Taylor, the sweet and innocent 15 or 16 year old(by now). She decides to get a tattoo despite what her parent’s might think. Jason and Tim decide to buy Buddy’s old house and fix it up and try to flip it for more money. This is the beginning of that endeavor. Tyra and Cash, the cowboy, continue to bond and like each other.
Matt feels pressure to quit the team because Coach is starting J.D. McCoy at quarterback and not him. I think in this episode Julie’s parents make her remove the tattoo.

Friday Night Lights Season 2 Review

Well, I don’t know who enjoyed my review of the first season, but I think this show is worth more reviewing and worth highlighting key lines and points in the episodes.

Season 2 picks up 8 months later at the end of summer. Coach Taylor has made the commute to TMU while his wife is ready to give birth to their new daughter. Julie Taylor is a lifeguard at the local pool and still with Matt. Landry still has high hopes to both be a Dillon Panther and also be with Tyra. Buddy is still having trouble at home, working on getting his family back together. Lyla, however, has found Jesus and is very involved with the local church. Episode one starts off with Matt and Julie having issues and Tami having her baby. Episode 2 Julie says of her and Matt: ” I am afraid he’s turning into you(her dad) —and I am turning into my mom, and that scares me.” I guess deep down we all can fear that we will be just like our parents and our sense of uniqueness and wanting to belong does not accept that very well(just watch any John Hughes movie!). Lyla finds God and gets baptized.

Lyla gets baptized and gets religious. It is interesting to note that the way that most shows portray Christians, Christianity, or even just faith in God. It seems to me a blurred line in between the question: are you mocking Christians or supporting anyone who has faith? Hard to tell, even in this show. Just want to say that.

In the first few episodes, Landry kills a guy out of defense for Tyra. The guy that tried to rape her comes back and Landry hits him over the head( just a little too hard) with a metal bar. In order to cover their tracks they dump the guys body into the river. In the process Landry loses his very special watch, given to him by his grandpa.

Key lines: ‘you can be lost in Dillon, you know!’ Tyra tells Tim: ‘You are a screw up!’

Buddy continues to obsess over winning and gets Eric Taylor to come back to Dillon. Coach quits his job at TMU and can’t return to any college for two years. So, in essence, it better work out at Dillon. Buddy and Dillon pays off the coach for a year which causes Eric to take a pay cut. The Panthers get back into a position of defending their state championship.