If you are a fan of the show, you'll love this retrospective article, an oral history of the show in the words of the actors/directors/producers. Casual fans beware: the article does give away a few plot turns in the later seasons. As I am only on Season 2, the article spoiled a few things that await me in future seasons. Still, I think this oral history reveals the authenticity at the heart of one of the best shows in recent television history. For those fans-to-be, FNL is more than just a show about high school football; it explores traditional values in a small town setting, the wellspring of life that marriage can be, and our American infatuation with competition and winning. You'll like it, I promise.
"Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Couldn't Lose: An oral history of Friday Night Lights" - Robert Mays