Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Friday, y'all!

Did you know that if you watch too many episodes of Friday Night Lights, your subconscious develops a Texas accent? Well shoot, neither did I!

Ladies and gentlemen, I have discovered a secret little TV nugget that I did not know was pure gold. And that nugget is FNL. It has football, it has hot guys and gorgeous girls, it has drama, it has hilarity, and it has a huge Texas heart.

The basic plot line centers around the marriage of Coach Taylor, the Dillon High School football coach, and his wonderful wife Tami, the school guidance counselor. The series starts with the star quarterback of the football team becoming paralyzed and the events that transpire afterward. Throw in some cheerleaders, a lot of beer-drinking and a football game every Friday night, and you've got yourself a show as great as Texas is big.

Now if you're looking for shows like Gossip Girl or 90210, then FNL is definitely not for you. There are no fast cars and smooth-talking pretty boys and rich parents with credit cards. Instead, there are kids driving pick-up trucks and calling adults "sir" and "ma'am," girls with absent mothers who waitress after school, and a shy quarterback who lives with his grandmother. The show has a small-town feel and is probably the most real representation of what high school is actually like for people who don't live in New York or L.A. I implore y'all to give it a try. If you enjoy the 2-minute clip below, then you can go here for every episode ever made. (I know, I hate starting a show from the middle of the season, too.)

Now y'all just go on and yourselves a nice day, ya hear?!


K and/or K said...

You're not the first person to tell me this news...maybe ya'll are onto something?

I am a GG fan (and the original 9-0 can't be touched), but Varsity Blues is one of my favorite movies. I just might have to try this. And I love discovering an old show because it means a whole weekend marathon of watching. So productive I know!

red said...

You know how much I love this show, but one of my favorite things is when Coach Taylor rails on a kid and then says something like, "Hey! You say hello to your mother for me." God, I love that man.

danielle970 said...

I know! I don't know many people from Texas, but the ones I've encountered have all been so damn nice, with their "Yes sirs" and their "You listen to your mama." It makes me want to try living in the South for a while. The only thing stopping me is the whole church thing...I feel like I'd be immediately outcasted for not accepting Jesus into my life. But hey, if that means I still get to look at Tim Riggins and Matt Saracen, then sign me up!