Tag Archives: Friday Night Lights
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Critical Condition: All American

All American | TVNZ OnDemand, from Thursday ➢➢ “This one arrives with the rumour that it’s like Friday Night Lights. Nah, it’s a long way from that classic. But it takes on the same themes — football, family, and, most important, community — as it loosely tells the story of NFL linebacker Spencer Paysinger. Well-played […]

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Critical Condition: Rise

Rise | Lightbox, from Wednesday ➢ “Rise is a season-long backstage drama about a high school production of the musical Spring Awakening. That it is inspired by a work of nonfiction – Michael Sokolove’s Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater – does not […]

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All or Nothing Touches Down at Last

  Amazon Prime Video subscribers in New Zealand at last will be able to see one of the streaming service’s most acclaimed original series — one that’s soon to feature the All Blacks. A real-life Friday Night Lights take on the NFL, All or Nothing goes behind the scenes of the coaches, families and players working towards competing […]

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Let There Be Bloodline

One of the best reasons for subscribing to Netflix, Bloodline, goes live today for its third and final season. The Florida noir about one fatally-flawed family’s self-destruction looks stunning in 4K and, even when it lapses into pulp, is a binge-worthy-blast of addictive storytelling and fine performances from a cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and […]

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Critical Condition: Ballers

“Is this series for you? Certainly not all of you. The language alone may be the deal-breaker, while the sexual objectification of women is appalling — possibly an accurate reflection of some parts of the ‘baller’ culture, but appalling nonetheless. Ballers is for those who cherished the great Ted Kotcheff-directed movie North Dallas Forty, or Oliver Stone’s Any […]

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