Mark Watches ‘Friday Night Lights’: S02E07 – Pantherama! |
Friday Night Lights teen Aimee Teegarden traded in her blonde locks for an Aimee is best know for playing Julie Taylor, the daughter of Coach Eric For Star -Crossed, Aimee and Matt play star-crossed lovers in a high in the blooming relationship between the beautiful human and handsome alien. Friday Night Lights Recap: Austin and/or Bust . in Austin, as the long-gestating cracks in Matt and Julie's relationship come into the open. Matt and Julie are a fictional couple of the tv show Friday Night Lights. At first, Julie had no intention of ever going out with a football player; Matt.
There are a few things here that really resonated with me, but I also think this is the first episode of the show so far that made me feel a bit too weird. Oh my god, does this just happen way more than I think it does or something? I get that, but then… dude. This will only end in disaster! There is no way that Matt can have a relationship with Carlotta. It feels wrong that Mr. Barnett is treating Julie this way, and I think Tami senses the dynamic is off.
Mark Watches ‘Friday Night Lights’: S02E07 – Pantherama!
No, of course not. I certainly understand the frantic importance of assuring a future while still in high school. As a brutally poor student who was living on my own, it was disheartening and frightening to me to be spending money for something that had no guarantee of a return. I needed to spend money on food, and I often chose a college application fee over it because I knew I had to get an acceptance or my future would be a disaster.
He knows this is his life in his hands. I seriously believe Smash is way more clever than most people consider him, and I could write a goddamn essay about expectations of intelligence and wit that are applied to people of color but now is not the time.
However, he openly clashes with his mother over this. She represents the opposing side of his future: She is thinking of the need for a Plan B. Oh god, it hurts. Smash lacks the perspective, though, so Ms. But then, bit by bit, and without me quite realising it was happening, this fictional community pulled me in.
All the knotty elements of football culture remain at the centre of the show, but what happens is that you begin to see Dillon from the inside. The systemic problems remain, but the individuals involved are humanised. And that, to me, is the most effective form of critique, and the most rewarding form of storytelling: The way the series achieves this is nothing short of masterful. I totally loved this series. Spoilers from here onwards: I think Joan of Arcadia was more overt when making points about loss of privilege and all that this implied, but the process the two characters go through is more or less the same.
The lives they thought were mapped out in front of them are suddenly out of reach, and this means they have to go through a long and strenuous process of social as well as physical readjustment.
His accident does have long-lasting repercussions on his friends, family and community in fact, this is pretty much what the entirety of S1 is aboutbut his experience of it always takes centre stage. In a comment to my Joan of Arcadia postAmy told me that she felt that more recent TV series had become a lot better when it comes to this, and Friday Night Lights is actually a great example of this progress.
Julie and Matt eventually do get it on, and later in the series Julie is allowed to explore her sexuality with other people. I loved Julie, by the way, and I thought it was really interesting that she was allowed the kind of guarded nature and emotional awkwardness that are normally the prerogative of nerdy boys. Matt was the more emotionally expressive of the two, which made for interesting and unusual dynamics. BFFs One of the things that made me fall for this show as hard as I did was the abundance of complicated, emotionally satisfying relationships between the characters.
I could easily write a whole other section about family ties Tim and Billy [sob], Tim and his father, Tyra and her mother, Matt and his parents and grandma, the Taylors and Julie, you name itbut I wanted to focus on three friendships I particularly loved. Jason Street and Tim Riggins, we learn in the pilot, are best friends.
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To make matters worse, he begins to fall in love with his girlfriend. Watching Jason and Tim go through and then recover from this complete mess was mesmerising, moving, and immensely emotionally satisfying. Some of my favourite moments in the series involve the two of them spending time together: Julie likes Tyra from the start, and she stands up from her friend when her mother with more than a whiff of class prejudice tries to warn her against her.
S4 Tim Riggins is my favourite Tim Riggins, and the care and compassion with which he deals with Becky are a big part of the reason why. Tim keeps Becky company, listens to her and supports her, and takes her to see Tami when Becky gets pregnant. And in her turn, Becky believes in Tim when few other people will, and supports him through his imprisonment. Their friendship was just lovely to watch.
Throughout the five season run of Friday Night Lights, we follow several characters as they join the football team, graduate high school, go away to college, or move out of Dillon for other reasons. How to people rebuild their lives after that? Another thing the series deals with in some detail is the ambiguity members of small and somewhat insulated communities often feel towards the place that shaped them.
Throughout the series, several characters say they want to get away from Dillon and never come back. But most of them eventually get to a point where they realise there are some unexpected complications involved in this wish.
This aspect of the series, and particularly the careful way in which it was handled, really resonated with me. Matt, Jason, Brian and Lyla know that leaving is right for them, even if doing so kind of breaks their hearts. There are so many strands of subtle commentary here, about socioeconomic background and expectations and social pressures as well as gender, and it was all so wonderful to watch. Two years ago, I was afraid of wanting anything. I figured wanting would lead to trying and trying would lead to failure.
I want to fly somewhere on first class.
I want to travel to Europe on a business trip. I want to get invited to the White House.
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I want to learn about the world. I want to surprise myself. I want to be important. I want to be the best person I can be. I want to define myself instead of having others define me. I want to win and have people be happy for me.
I want to lose and get over it.