Have you ever been to a football game in Dillon, Texas? Rooted for The Panthers (or The Lions)? Been so anxious for the game on Friday, your entire week, Monday to Thursday revolved around it?
If not, it’s time you took the journey to Dillon, Texas. “Friday Night Lights” is the story of high school football coach Eric Taylor (portrayed by Kyle Chandler) and his team.
The show is about a small football obsessed town in Texas. Everyone knows each other, everyone has opinions about everything but the most important aspect of the show is friendship and other relationships. Whether it is between the coach and his wife, the other football players, or just two friends, relationships play a vital role in the plot and overall feeling of the show.
Currently the entire series (seasons 1-5) are streaming on Netflix.
Still not sold on the show? Here are five reasons “Friday Night Lights” holds a place in the hearts of many.
High school students? Football? It doesn’t matter what you are watching the show for, there is always drama going on. Who is going to hookup, who is passing classes, who will start in the game, will there be consequences for decisions? These are all questions that constantly plague the audience.
Although the show centers around football it is not necessarily the boring elements. The show does not force you to sit and watch every game. They show the high lights, the things that you need to see and understand in order to enjoy the show. You also do not need any football knowledge, as long as you understand who the quarterback is and the significance of the position, you will be fine.
Coach and Mrs. Taylor
The onscreen relationship between the two (Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton) sucks you in. When the two are in a good place, you swoon. When they are fighting and mad, your heart breaks rights along with them. The two often hold the show together, bringing the show back to its family origins.
Over the course of the show, Tim Riggins (portrayed by Taylor Kitsch) is the true character of the show. Over the course of the series, his character changes and grows. He goes from a drunk, lazy going nowhere high school student to a college senior attempting to make something of himself and go to college. He goes from unlikeable to downright lovable. Gotta love #33!
From the first episode, things never go as you would think. Whether it is who will play in the game, an injury, an almost rape or cheating, the show is always surprising fans with something more. There is never a dull moment in Dillon, Texas.