So here I am, battling 5 degree weather (my apologies to my pals in other places suffering from negative-degree weather – that’s just sick), and I am more excited than ever to go home after a long day at the office, pop some popcorn, and curl up on the couch to watch some of the best TV ever made. Why’s that? Because two of my favorite shows return tonight and I could not be happier!
Up first, at 9, reappearing on the NBC schedule after almost a year (and a rather successful 13 week season on DirecTV), FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is back! And from everything I’ve heard, it’s solid and beautiful and moving and sad and happy and thrilling and every other word you can think to describe this amazing show. I’m trying not to sell it too big, because I don’t want to go over the top, but this show literally makes me laugh and cry in every single episode, and I cannot wait to see what my “friends” in Dillon have been up to in their absence. Like I told Brains yesterday, have no fear – we are seeing the same 13 episodes that the DirecTV subscribers saw. We’re just seeing them a few months later!
I implore you, watch this show. Even if you’ve never seen it before, I promise you’ll love it. There are some shows that “aren’t for everybody” but there’s a show like FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS that was meant for everybody and then some. It’s so real, so raw, you’ll be hooked!
On the flip side, and equally as important to me, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA starts it’s epic climb towards their series finale with 10 (or 11 or 12 or 13, I don’t think it’s confirmed) final hours on SCIFI at 10PM. I’m hearing amazing things about what we can expect tonight, the least of which might offer us a little more insight into how we have these 4 brand new cylons and who the fifth cylon might very well turn out to be. I have my guesses, and I still have absolutely no clue how they can make it happen.
When left our friends in the Fleet, they had just touched down on Earth or what was left of it, or what happened before human life, or something. And they were not happy. It was gray, and charred, and sad. But that’s pretty much what their life has been, so, same s***, different day for them, I guess. I am so not ready for this show to end, but I can’t wait to see the journey they take getting there! Get caught up here with 10 things you need to know about BSG here.
Tune in tonight – don’t give NBC a reason to get rid of FNL’s brilliance and don’t miss out on your last chance to see BSG!