The new NBC drama Friday Night Lights, which premieres tonight at 8pm has everything you could ever want in a television program. Why do I love it? Because even if you’re not a football fan or don’t really know much about the sport you’re in luck because this show is about so much more than football.
First of all, you have young guys in spandex pants. Sometimes guys in spandex pants can be a fashion “don’t” but these guys look good and I mean really, really good. Then there’s the delicious high school drama ALA one of my all time favorite shows, Beverly Hills 90210. I hated high school when I was in it, but now I can’t get enough of watching teenagers dealing with back stabbing friends, sex and angst. More angst, I say. And finally, there’s the brilliant Kyle Chandler, who is so convincing as the passionate and intense football Coach Taylor that by the end of the episode, I wanted to get on a plane and meet him for coffee in Dillon, Texas. Why can’t characters on TV be real people?
Just in case you’re gonna tune in and are worried you don’t know enough about football, head on over to The Female Fan ivillage blog. This lady knows more about football than most guys I know, so check it out and while you do that, I’m going to think some more about Kyle Chandler… me likey.