Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!

December 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm (life!, music, movies)

clear eyes full hearts

Friday Night Lights is compelling stuff. seriously.

i did the whole of season 1 and 2 in less than a week, and i’m currently working my way rapidly through the 3rd season. hopefully i’ll have caught up with season 5 by the end of the Christmas hols. (just a week left SIGH)

the Emmy award winning pilot features the first seasons inciting incident: the tackle that breaks the neck of star quarterback Jason Street. from here the show follows the fallout from this event and chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Dillon High Panthers as they attempt to recoup after losing their best player. yes, the show is about football, jocks, and cheerleaders, but it humanises these clichéd characters in a way that is new, riveting, and at times downright rousing. admittedly i was initially skeptical about the show, (after having been introduced to it by Tino and Maciej, two of my American football teammates) expecting The O.C. against a high-school football backdrop. however, it is a solid human drama with a beautiful and realistic evocation of small town life, and over the course of the season, it’s characters (whom we would normally judge superficially) become so endearing that you hope they never decide to leave Dillon.

if you’ve got time to spare, you should definitely give this show a shot!


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