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Friday, April 15, 2011

Quality writing counts! 'Friday Night Lights' last season begins tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC-TV

NBC-TV video:
FNL -The Final Season Begins

NBC-TV video: FNL Cast on Final Season

As you'll recall me mentioning previously, I watched all the Season 5 episodes of FNL on DirecTV already, so I can tell you with certainty that this is THE best season yet.

Review past LA Times Showtracker posts on FNL as necessary

Lots of great news nuggets below:

The Atlantic Online
'Friday Night Lights': How a Low-Rated Drama Launched the Next A-List
By Kevin Fallon
Apr 15 2011, 11:00 AM ET

Per the above, which comes with a photo gallery, I actually watch all the current TV shows starring the former FNL cast members.

I especially like Fox-TV's new show, The Chicago Code, with Matt Lauria and Jason Clarke as police detectives, Jennifer Beals as the Police Supt. (and Clarke's character's former partner),with
Delroy Lindo dazzling as usual as the ethically-challenged Chicago councilman, with both a do-good angel and corrupt devil perched on his shoulders.
They are pitch-perfect in their roles in a show that may be my favorite new 2011-12 show.

Last week's episode, "Wild Onions" was the best yet, and hopefully, Fox will show the wisdom to pick it up soon for a second season, since there are lot of compelling stories a cast this talented can tell about a city with a million stories.


A sneak for this coming Monday titled, "St. Valentine Day's Massacre"




New York magazine
Vulture blog
Where Are They Now? Comparing the Friday Night Lights Characters to Their New Roles
April 15, 2011 at 1:15 p.m.


Friday Night Lights Season 5 - BTS: How They Shoot - Now on DVD


Minka, we've missed you this past year!
We were relieved to have heard months ago that you're going to be spending so much time in Miami, both the real one and the TV version via
ABC's remake of Charlie's Angels.

Minka Kelly Is the Sexiest Woman Alive 2010

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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