If you don’t know me personally you may not know this, but I am a huge fan of the TV show Friday Night Lights. FNL is one of the few sports dramas that actually delivers on both sides of the coin. If you love sports, you will enjoy the show, but you don’t have to love them to like it. In fact, it’s that accessibility that makes it a great show to watch with those loved ones in your life that don’t care about sports at all (and to honest, in my experience they usually end up getting a little more interested in football the next season.)
Sadly the show never got the right treatment from NBC and was never able to thrive the way a show of that quality should. Still, perhaps a five season run was best in the long run. Anything more and they would likely run out of plot lines and it’s always best to quit while you’re ahead. But the good news is that starting last night, ESPN is running the series in its entirety. It begins on the main channel before hitting up a season 1 marathon this weekend on ESPN Classic. After that it will become a weekly feature on ESPN Classic, Thursday nights at 9/10pm eastern. If you haven’t experienced the charm of Dillon, Texas, now is the perfect time to start.
Clear eyes, full hearts.