“Friday Night Lights” has been, over all, the best drama on television, and has not drawn a single nomination for the best-drama award. Apparently the stigma of being a show about the relatively ordinary lives of Texans obsessed with high school football is still too much to overcome."
FNL is an unbelievably well-written, well-directed, well-acted show. In the way it moves, FNL is more like a literary novel, little moments like marital fights so realistic, so uncompromising, so beautiful. It really is hard to believe FNL is a TV show at all. And apparently, the people behind the Emmy nominations don't see it as one either.
So what is getting nominated? Dexter, True Blood, Mad Men, etc. So I guess for FNL to get nominated they should (1) move to HBO, (2) turn Coach Taylor into a serial killer, (3) have Julie fall in love with a teen vampire, (4) hire Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant. Whatever you do, FNL, don't touch the writing!