Just to preface, Joey watched Friday Night Lights when it was still on the air and since then I have had to go through life hearing, “Where do I know that guy from? Oh yeah, he’s the quarterback in Friday Night Lights!” every time we watch TV. Wait, just how many quarterbacks are there in this show?! Then there was that time I tried to watch it on my own and six episodes in… I just wasn’t hooked. Probably because “is the camera going to be all shaky like this the entire time?”
So I gave up. That is, until Joey agreed to re-watching it along with me. And just like that, I was hooked. I got it. I knew who Tim Riggins was (though I wasn’t sure how I’d made it through life before knowing who he was). I was regretting not writing “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” into our wedding vows. I understood why everyone looooves Connie Britton. And most importantly, I finally knew who all those quarterbacks were!
But in all seriousness, I kinda fell in love with the show because when you watch a show so full of HEART, how can you not fall in love with it? I went from hating Tyra in Season 1, to rooting for her in Season 3 and from groaning every time Smash bragged about himself to sincerely missing him after his character left the show (best farewell ever though!). And while I’m sure Tim is the best part of the show for many people, it really all boils down to Coach and Mrs. Coach. Two more perfect characters have never existed.
Really, this says it all.