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TV Tonight: "Friday Night Lights"

TV Tonight: "Friday Night Lights"

In its first season, "Friday Night Lights" was an absolute gem. It was a show I looked forward to each week, and virtually every episode had a moment so moving and real that I ended up in a teary puddle on my couch. It's funny, touching, and real — and it's about so much more than just football.

The show returns for its second season tonight, and I'm a little nervous about it — partly because it's now on Fridays (when even a die-hard fan like me might not tune in), partly because of what I hear is a major and uncharacteristically melodramatic plot twist involving Tyra and Landry. I elected not to watch the episode when it was online early a couple of weeks ago, and the suspense has become almost unbearable. While no review I've read has revealed what the twist is (though I think one of NBC's own promos might — jerks!), nobody seems to think it's a positive turn for the show to take.

I hope it's not something big or bad enough to ruin "Friday Night Lights," which was practically perfect despite its low ratings. Frankly, I can't even imagine what could wreck the show; it just has so much going for it. My episode rundowns will be published on Buzz on Mondays, so whatever it turns out to be, we'll talk more about it then. For now, to watch a promo for tonight's episode (not the super spoiler-y one I referred to above), just

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