Friday Night Lights: Season 4 Reviews

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February 5, 2015
I'm disappointed that the finale (and the entire season, I think) passed without a single "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." But coach Taylor's pep talk at practice was almost better.
February 5, 2015
FNL remains at the top of its game while also continuing to depict Texas as much more than a drawling board of cartoonish characters. That's basically a first on network television
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 3, 2014
Bravo to a small masterpiece of an episode and a performance that was something altogether greater.
February 3, 2014
Will this team even be in shape to play a game in next week's episode? We're entering a season where that's not even a given, and it's an exciting place to be.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 3, 2014
Much that was great remains - in the cast members who carry over, and in the show's desire to detail the struggles of everyday life in small-town America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2014
Don't think on it too much. Just appreciate the top-tier quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2018
"Friday Night Lights" is back, y'all, and if the Season Four opener is any indicator, it's as good as ever.
February 3, 2014
Once again, I marvel at the fact that I even still have the privilege of writing about [it]. This show has defied the odds to a spectacular extent, and the fact that it is now in Season 4 is just awesome. And as usual, this show is awesome as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
February 3, 2014
What's been so enthralling about this drama is not that it puts a fresh or unique spin on such issues; just that it takes us so fully into the minds of the characters involved in them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.7/5
February 3, 2014
The major story is among the most compelling season-long arcs this great, great drama has had, and all the other elements are all still in place, no matter what side of town Eric Taylor works.
February 3, 2014
These are fantastic characters with socio-economic backgrounds we rarely see in TV dramas, and that's one of the many things that makes "FNL" unique.
January 31, 2014
[It] manages to retain its depth and heart-wrenching warmth despite a sea change in its structure and characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 3, 2014
There's definitely a joy to this series, no matter how dire things get for its characters.
February 3, 2014
The real glory of Friday Night Lights is its uncanny ability to take something that shouldn't really make a TV show and squeeze stories and characters out of it that resonate beyond the dusty limits of Dillon County.
January 31, 2014
What has made FNL so riveting over its run is that while the town is football obsessed, nothing that happens between the goalposts is as compelling as the journey before the lights go on.
January 31, 2014
Friday Night Lights is rather brilliantly reinventing itself on the fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2014
Several of the new characters experience the kind of wrenching/difficult life choices that we expect to see on this show, and the young actors do extremely good work.
January 31, 2014
There aren't many high school shows - or shows, period - that get better in their fourth seasons.
January 31, 2014
Quirky, funny, smart, wonderful acting, surprise cameos by cherished actors (Steve Harris, The Practice), and a one-two punch by Chandler and Britton that is unbeatable. What's not to love?
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 31, 2014
With plenty of frankness and compassion, the Friday Night Lights writers continue to provide Friday night with its brightest light.
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