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The writing is superb, and now I'm totally hooked. There is definitely something for everyone in Friday Night Lights. It's one of the few shows that Mr. Monkey and I watch together.
After the screening, Executive Producers Jason Katims (who has a horrendous penchant for uttering "y'know" every other breath) and Jeffrey Reiner and castmembers Britton, Gilford, Teegarden, Palicki, Scott Porter (who plays paralyzed former quarterback Jason Street), and Minka Kelly (who plays bible-thumping whore Lyla Garrity) fielded questions from the moderator and the audience.
so Saracen! He was the only castmember who actually has a real Southern drawl, and he is lovably goofy and adorably slightly awkward.
not find so amusing was my very vocal neighbor to my left. This old woman kept commenting aloud at everything. At full volume. As if she were having a conversation with the people on stage. Nanette and I shared a few raised eyebrows, rolling of our eyes, disapproving glances, and stifled laughter over this.
Amidst serious questions regarding the show's handling of racial discord and whether the series will be picked up for another season (the answer was "likely," and there was talk of a deal with DirecTV), Porter indulged a request to re-enact a little dance he did in the movie Music and Lyrics.
Nanette dined on a baked-in blueberry waffle topped with blueberry sauce and lemon curd ($9.00). The one bite I had was delicious; sweet and tart were balanced well.
then construct and devour the burger!) It was a pretty damn good burger. I took half home.
This employee insisted that I take a waffle-icious picture of him.
The Waffle. I need to try a few more dishes, especially waffle and breakfast offerings, before I make a final and thorough assessment, but this place definitely has potential, despite the bad rap it seems to be getting during its growing pains period. I must say that our first experience was pretty positive.
Thanks again, Nanette, for inviting me! I had the best time!