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Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast

Every week the Flixwatcher crew team up with other podcasters to talk about what to watch on Netflix! Flixwatcher is hosted by Helen Sadler and Kobi Omenaka. Every episode discusses and rates a film from Netflix as chosen by special guests from other podcasts using our unique Flixwatcher scoring system. We tackle classic films including Woody Allen's "Manhattan" and "Pulp Fiction" , Netflix Originals such as "Amanda Knox" and "Beasts of No Nation" through to bargain bin b-movies such as Sharknado 3. The choice what to watch on Netflix is given wholly to the podcaster guests. Team Flixwatcher has no say in what they watch from the huge Netflix library! Tune in every week to get Netflix film recommendations and rejections with spoilers guaranteed! If you are ever struggling with what to watch on Netflix then this is the podcast for you! If you do want to skip to the end that is when you'll get all of our film scores using our unique Flixwatcher Netflix scoring system! Tell your friends AND SUBSCRIBE!
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Apr 22, 2020

Matt Brothers (Spocklight Podcast) and Amelie Thomas (Fatal Attraction Podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Matt’s choice Friday Night Lights.

Friday Night Lights is a 2004 American football drama directed by Peter Berg based on Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, a non-fiction book by H. G Bissinger based on the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team from Odessa, Texas. Berg went on to develop the story in the television series of the same name. The film starts at the pre-season practice session for the Panthers, expectations are high for both the players and coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton). Drama hits quickly when star player James “Boobie” Miles is injured in practice and ends up sustaining a further injury in the opening game. Drawing criticism from a passionate and slightly terrifying town, for whom the Panthers are everything. Without their star player, the Panthers struggle to live up to expectations of the season and fall victim to many sport film tropes. Friday Night Lights the film suffers where the television series excels by having space to flesh out the characters, by focusing on so many characters in a relatively short space of time they feel almost stereotypes rather than real people.

[supsystic-tables id=160] How much enjoyment you’ll get from Friday Night Lights may depend on your knowledge and love of American football. However, it’s hard not to get behind the players and be caught up with the thrill and lights of the game. Friday Night Lights scores 3.14 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Friday Night Lights? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #153 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #153 Crew of Matt Brothers ( @MattBrothers2 )  from Spocklight Podcast and Amelie Thomas  (@TheOnlyCleoLuna)  from fatal Attraction Podcast.   Find their websites online at https://spocklight.podbean.com/ and at  https://player.fm/series/fatal-attractions Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Friday Night Lights

  For more info on Friday Night Lights, you can visit Friday Night Lights IMDb page here or Friday Night Lights Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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