Friday Night Lights “Pilot”
The podcast with nothing much ado about aircrafts, and potentially everything ado with first episodes of a filmic series. Join us today with clear eyes as we cast judgement with full hearts and determine if the crazy Texas football drama Friday Nights Light can’t lose…. to hoist, or not hoist: that is the question!
- Petard = bomb
- Hoist a pilot = bad episode
- Not hoist a pilot = good episode
[1:10] Episode Intro:
[3:01 ] Sixty Sec Summary: Dillon Texas is abuzz with Football fever because it is fall and that means, everyone has their eyes on those Friday Night Lights. The Panthers have their eyes on state, but all the plans go off the rails when Jason Street falls victim to a spinal cord injury and young unheralded Matt Saracen comes in to fill some pretty big shoes. The panthers win the game on a time expiring hail mary but their star QB may never walk again?
[3:51] High Points: Crazy Texas people. The high school players playing with pop warner/younger kids. And the family dynamics for the main characters
[12:47] Low Points: The running back, Smash, being such a cliche arrogant stereotype of the hated black athlete. Riggins and Tara’s poor casting. Mo hated the buttchin cheerleader.
[26:58] Crabman Award: Battle of the older characters: Pete, old white guy trashing Coach Taylor, vs Gramma Saracen.
[33:34] MVPs: The coaches scouting talk. The post game hospital scene. Matt Saracen.
[38:55] Dangling Threads: Is football as a culture dying out and is that a bad thing? Terrible stupid training/hazing.
[43:31] Watch or Rewatch: Mo and Drew yes, Jimbo’s not going to watch.
[44:31] To Hoist or Not to Hoist?: Unanimous Not Hoist.
[45:55] Quest for the Best: FNL ranks 6th between DC and Wonder Year on the list.
- Remember the Titans
- Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
- Buzz Bissinger deadspin HBO rant
- Mentioned during the show but not on the petardar, Any Given Sunday, Blind Side, Water Boy, and The Longest Yard
[53:55] Next Week: Firefly, the short lived Sci-Fi Western from Joss Whedon. Click here to see what else is coming up.
[54:13] Plugs: Pilots and Petards official closing music is an instrumental Entheos remix of Alive. Official ad background music mixed by Jake Drew. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or join our facebook group.
[54:28] Shop Talk 2.0: Mo’s color. Jimbo’s massive fofoca petard.
[1:02:33] Reviews: Launchpad1412