You do not have to like football to enjoy this great TV series about a high school football team from the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. Friday Night Lights, which ran for five seasons on NBC, is an adaptation of the book and the film by the same name. Coach Eric Taylor is central to the story, as is his relationship with his wife Tami and his daughter Julie. This TV series covers gritty, emotional themes (rape, murder, racism, infidelity, steroid use, life-changing injuries, etc.) in a dramatic and effective way.
After the first episode, I was hooked when the star quarterback gets hurt and the inexperienced shy sophomore backup quarterback has to take his place. All the characters ring true and feel real as we see them face life’s challenges, make difficult decisions, and deal with the consequences. The superb writing gives these characters some great lines that will make you laugh and cry. Borrow this TV series from the library, pop the popcorn and get ready to meet Coach Taylor, his family and the people of Dillon, Texas.