Friday Night Lights 5 Seasons 2011

Amazon Instant Video

Season 5
(355) IMDb 8/10
Available in HD

1. Expectations TV-14 CC

Season premiere - A new football season begins with high expectations.

Starring:
Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
April 15, 2011

Available in HD on supported devices.

Expectations

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Additional taxes may apply.
Season 5

Customer Reviews

One of the best shows ever.
toelone
I have watched this show since episode one, season one and have loved every season since... I love this set, great ending to it all!!!
Wgoodright
Great writing, acting and story line.
Barb Eichler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Reconnecting To My Childhood on January 31, 2011
Format: DVD
The lights have gone out on this fantastic series but it will continue to shine on DVD. Without any spoilers I will say the final season was a great season to go out on. They say that lights shine the brightest right before they burn out and the finale truly proved it. I'm sure many if not all of the fans who have watched it agree (if you haven't been able to view it yet you are in for a treat).

This season was jampacked with stories. I can only imagine how great it would have been had they had 22 episodes like the first season, but the 13 episode season has been as satisfying as any fan could hope for, especially with the beautifully done series finale. Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler continue to ground the show with their amazing performances and all around the acting is terrific. While, as another reviewer said, there is a noticeable lack of football games that we actually get to see there is no shortage in writing quality or character development. Not only are they doing great service to the new cast that was introduced last year, giving them each a chance to really grow as actors and characters, they are calling back and giving each of the original characters a curtain call of some kind.

We get to say farewell to Landry and Grandma Saracen and not to spoil anything but Jason Street and Tyra appear in key moments this season. Matt Saracen makes a brief and welcomed return and Tim Riggins (despite going to jail at the end of last season) does get a chance to finish his character arc. On top of that Smash and Lyla even get nice mentions to show that the writers and the characters haven't forgotten about them. Truly a nostalgic season that has kept true to the spirit and heart the show has always had.
Read more ›
12 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Sher-ber on January 3, 2011
Format: DVD
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST TV SHOWS I HAVE EVER WATCHED-FROM THE VERY FIRST SHOW, I WAS A "DIE HARD TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FAN"...you will find yourself not being able to wait for the next show. You might even find yourself yelling and cheering for the Dillion Panthers/Lions as you would if you were right there at the game... by far the best story lines and characters you will love and even some dislike...Soooo sad this will be the last season, I am not sure there will ever be such a great show like this one, it would be very hard to match this one. I WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A TRUE FAN...GO LIONS-WIN STATE...
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Colyer on April 19, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Every person associated with this series should be PROUD of the part they played in this production. There are very few video presentations that I could compare, fiction or non-fiction, with "Friday Night Lights"...only "John Adams" comes to mind right away. The writing, acting, casting, camera work, editing and execution at all levels and of every aspect of this series is extraordinary. Season 5 just happens to be the best of the best; as they might say in Dillon, "It don't get no better."

"Friday Night Lights" goes beyond show business; some might call it a religious experience about good, evil, fairness, foolishness and redemption. The viewer is exposed to the sweet victories, bitter disappointments, shocking surprises and various complexities of life as we watch these skillfull actors play out the poignant scenes that make up the series. Thankfully, the conclusion, as developed throughout Season 5, was definitive; the producers, directors, cameramen and cast brought the various loose ends to sensible and at times loving conclusions.

Everyone of you that may read this: you were brilliant (again & again), and your overwhelming emotion about participation in this fine series should be one thing: PRIDE, PRIDE, PRIDE. Don't forget...we won't.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sanoja on April 6, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I first started watching FNL on Netflix a few months ago. I was never attracted to it when it first came out on regular TV, but unemployment and the free time that comes with it, tends to open up new possibilities...

FNL quickly became a 'marathon' series to me. Like an excellent book, it was hard to put down.

I just finished watching the DVD for the fifth and final season. Like every previous season, it brought out a wide range of emotions.

I may not have agreed with an individual's religious, political or personal views, but the show no doubt showed me why the characters thought the way they did and behaved the way the way they did. I thought I was so open minded, but I believe I was given a good lesson in the powerful influence of family and local culture in America.

I have never played football, but I have a new found understanding of the hardcore football culture and even though I know it is not like in Texas in my home state of Illinois, as a football fan, I think I now, more that ever, respect what it takes to get to the pros.

From top to bottom in Dillon society, from the lousiest players, to the football stars, coaches, educators, board members, politicians, business people, family, husbands and wives, they showed that us, like them, we have so many problems and ethical decisions to make.

I will surely miss Friday Night Lights. It was hard to watch the end. May it find new fans even as they accidentally discover it as I did.

Thank you to all the cast and people involved with the show. You made a difference in my life.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again