In an effort to sum up Friday’s second season premiere of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, a classic TV theme song comes to mind. “You take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have… umm, the second season premiere of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS?”
First, the good. From the hilarious ‘What Would Riggins Do’ opening to Julie breaking down in the car as she explained to her dad that she doesn’t want to end up like her mom — no show on television does genuine family drama like FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.
That said, one plot point that I’m not about to spoil [in the off chance you have yet to see the premiere] begs the question. Did FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS just turn into MELROSE PLACE? Or worse, ONE TREE HILL?
I did not see that coming. And short of ‘it’ being a dream sequence [which I’m told it’s not] or a preview of some sort of bizarre FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS/SUPERNATURAL cross-over [he was a demon!], my perception of the show’s most valuable player has irrevocably changed forever.