Friday, August 13, 2010

Texas Forever

By now you know how much I adore Friday Night Lights. I'm sure you find this surprising since I don't really care for football. I know I do, except that FNL has never really been about football. It's always been about Dillon, Texas, and the people that live there. Granted, football is a big part of their lives. It gives them something to hope for and dream about.

Even though they're fictional, the residents of Dillon are my friends. I know the intimate details of their lives, their hopes and dreams, their fears. I don't know that I've ever seen such a realistic portrayal of regular people - especially Coach Eric and Tami "Mrs. Coach" Taylor. Believe it or not, this fictional relationship restores my faith in the institution of marriage.

For more extensive comments and a copy of the press release from DirecTV, check out coverage by Mo Ryan of the Chicago Tribune or James Poniewozic from Time. Alan Sepinwall of also has comments here.

PS - Tim Riggins, I love you. Just sayin.'

1 comment:

  1. I just don't get the Tim Riggins thing. Everyone loves this guy. I don't see it.