Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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Day 10: "I assumed only to be proven wrong."

Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving

Since I'm kind of behind on days and I'm kind of spamming LJ these days anyway, here's another one.

Friday Night Lights

"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!"

I'm not into football. I don't understand the mechanisms or the plays or anything involved with it, so when I first heard about Friday Night Lights I wasn't at all interested. Of course, one day I decided what the hell, I'll give it a shot since I've seen several people talking about it. After watching the first episode, I was very surprised that I enjoyed it very much. I then watched the next couple of episodes and before I knew it I was downloading the entire first season and watching episodes back to back.

Friday Night Lights isn't about football, not entirely. It is the backdrop for the show and its core, but that's not the highlight of what the show stands for. It's about the people, the characters and their relationships with each other. It's about their love for something similar, being football, and how it affects their lives. Unlike other shows which focus primarily on a particular sport, this show feels more real with its concepts, with the characters and how they interact with each other; even the filming is more realistic than those shows that always hold glossy steady-cam shots. The actors are amazing, each one of them bring something unique and interesting to their characters, which makes them easier to relate to because of how real it's presented on the screen. Like, for example, the relationship between Coach Taylor and his wife. Seeing their marriage on the show is just a prime example of married couples that you don't see often on television nowadays. They will squabble and bicker and sometimes act silly, they will have conversations about their kids, they are affectionate and understanding, and they are completely and utterly happy and in love with each other. FNL deals with real life situations in a realistic manner. Take, for instance, the critical injury of Jason Street and how they realistically portrayed him going through the motions of overcoming his disability and the hardships it created for him and everyone else around him. The consequences certain characters suffer due to their actions and how they learn from this mistakes, and so on. It's gritty, it's real, it's amazing.

Like I said, I wasn't attracted to the show because I originally thought it was going to be all about football and I wouldn't understand it. That is simply not the case. It's a drama which has many aspects, and I got attached to many characters and their storylines and felt what they were going through. That's the heart of the show, and there aren't that many dramas out there like this that deal with characters in such a real manner.

Of course, what originally drew me to the possibility of watching this show was because of Adrianne Palicki (known to those as Jessica from Supernatural), because I love her. So it's not a surprise that I would be bias with her on the show, but ultimately even if I didn't know her prior to this I would have immediately fallen in love with her because of her character and what she was going through. Because believe me, I felt what she was feeling. Tyra Collette is just an amazing character and if you haven't seen a scene with her, you don't know what you're missing. Seriously. Tyra is my homegirl on the show. ♥

Granted, I'm like way behind on the show which, I know, shame on me. But I have to say season one is by far the best thing I ever came across. I'm hoping to find the time to watch the rest of the seasons.

Masterlist of days here.

And because it needs to be announced, 12 more days until STONEHENGE APOCALYPSE premieres! The countdown bitches, it has begun. \O/
Tags: friday night lights, meme, stonehenge apocalypse, television meme
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