friday night lights.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


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if you're on twitter, you probably know this... who am i kidding, you definitely know this... i've developed a bit of a devotion to this show.  steve and i made our way through it on netflix since the beginning of the summer and we finished it a few days ago.  i teared up.  so did he.

blast, season endings!  blast you!

to say i really wish the characters were real people whose stories i could continue following and checking in on from time to time would be an understatement.  i really wish!  the show became soooo top of mind.  i saw a big suv, i thought, "hey!  there's buddy garrity!"  i totally drive towards all the fast food stops and every time think, "um, where'd alamo freeze go?  it used to be right here, of this i am certain."  i wait for the panthers (or lions... wherever coach t is) to go zooming down the main street in the school bus, complete with a police escort and cheering, and, well, main street remains empty.  it's always such a letdown.  i mean, i even bring pompoms, lyla garrity style.  and, finally, i'm pretty sure tim riggins is supposed to be on my driveway living in an airstream.  but, tim?  where are you?

for real.  i loved this show.  i loved the characters.  i loved the way it portrays relationships and a sort of middle america hum-dee-dum.  i looooved explosions in the sky's soundtrack throughout, and finally, i loved the way coach taylor's eyes look like little crescent moons every time he smiles.

thanks for everyone who suggested i watch it last june.  i owe ya one.

clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

(and we're still tv-free but we do tap into the netflix for movie night and/or a tv series for steve and i to motor through once the kids are asleep.  a nightcap, if you will.)

37 comments:

  1. Lol I love this so much! 1) tv free is def the way to go! (Netflix doesn't count) 2) Tim Riggins Has To Be A Real Person. 3) did you know the creator of FNL went on to do Parenthood? You might like that show (also on Netflix) - I was surprised by how much I do! Also several of the FNL actors show up in cameos - Lyla, Billy Riggins, etc :). 4) is it just me that Coach T is bizarrely extremely attractive?

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  2. Hah! Love it. We do the same with series on Netflix - no cable, but we just power through some shows...

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  3. @kallah rachel, good plug for parenthood! i have a lot of friends who love it so i should check it out! and coach t is soooo hot.

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  4. I watched the whole series in January - just couldn't stop watching! I loved all the things you mentioned plus Tammy Taylor. I want to be her when I "grow up".

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  5. Oh good lord I share every sentiment. We watched it this summer and I am still so sad it's over. Best show ever made.

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  6. I haven't seen this show but it sounds like I definitely should, thanks for the suggestion! :) I love a story line that makes you feel that connected to the people in it too

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  7. this is my favorite show of all time. I find myself talking like Tammy Taylor occasionally. I hate to admit it, but I've watched ALL the seasons 2 times. ANNNDD will possibly go for round three two. I just can't get enough of sweet Matt, and raise your had if the last two seasons were bitter sweet? All of our friends went off to college, but we found some new friends i guess. AND i love how they portray marriage in the series between tammy and coach. It's real. You don't find that.. anywhere.

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  8. oh and I am so happy that explosions in the sky partnered with the show. it makes it so epic.

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  9. i've been reading for a while and haven't said anything...but omg. FNL. when my boyfriend first moved here i refused to watch it with him when it was actually still on tv. then he convinced me to watch the first three seasons on dvd. needless to say i got him the other two for "his birthday" and i ended up with a "clear eys, full hearts, can't lose" shirt. i get excited anytime there is a football game at the high school because i think its the panters/lions. LOVE IT. too bad he ended up with the dvds when we broke up :(

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  10. You're welcome, since I was one of those who recommended it. After we watched it we moved to small town Texas and ..... I totally feel like I live in Dillon. I just did a post on it.

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  11. clear eyes, full hearts, cant lose! we were OBSESSED with season one (riggins and lyla RIP!)

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  13. haha too funny! our family went tv free last year (except glorious netflix) and me and my husband were hooked on FNL! I didn't know what to do with my evenings after baby went to bed and I finished all 5 seasons. Funny, I went to parenthood next, and just gobbled up that show, too! You should definitely check it out.

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  14. @meghan newsom, couldn't agree more. i liked the final seasons too but come on! i wanted the first characters back.. and yes. i failed to mention tami but omg, i love her. and their pretty darn realistic marriage. yes and yes.

    @jessruns, steal em back!

    @sonja, parenthood! another plug for it!

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  15. LOVED FNL. Loved coach. So totally sad when it ended. It's what kept me going Brian's last semester of grad school! xo

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  16. Oh, my husband and I watched FNL religiously while it was on t.v. and revisited it on Netflix as well. So good! Everyone did feel just SO REAL. And can we just talk about how sweet and funny Landry was?!?

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  17. @gayla, love love love landry. nicest guy.

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  18. I never got into the show, but my husband LOVED it. We're currently staying up late watching The Big Bang Theory. That's our 'bonding time.'

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  19. My husband and I loved it so much that we bought the season on DVD and watch it all over again about every 4 to 6 months. Currently, we are at the end of season 2. We just rewatched the episode that Matt goes to practice drunk. Kind of hilarious.

    And I love Tim Riggins so much that I seriously almost named my puppy "Tim Riggins".

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  20. @natalie, i'd name my kid tim riggins soooooo naming your puppy after him seems reasonable?

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  21. LOVED the show! I started it on dvd after I graduated college summer 2009 and I had mouth surgery and was stuck on the couch for a few days straight. I asked my husband (who was deployed at the time, and they tend to go through seasons on laptops a lot while over there) what would be a good series to start watching and he convinced me I HAD to catch up with him on Friday Night Lights because we need to watch it live once he gets back. So Lets just say I almost finished the whole series that summer before he got back haha!

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  22. Me and my college roommates watched FNL and were totally obsessed. When I got married and moved out my husband initially refused, but I FINALLY got him to start watching and he was hooked. We both cried at the series finale too.

    It's ridiculous how many times a week "Tammy Tay" or "Tim Riggins" comes up in conversation.(And we finished it long ago.)

    ie: I tried to convince my husband to watch Duck Dynasty with me and the only way I could do it was by saying, "The main character's wife totally reminds me of Tammy Tay - you have to watch if only for her!" He watched.

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  23. I always said Best Show On Television when it was on and still think that. My friends would make fun of me, but anyone who ever watched it agreed! SO GOOD. I love Coach and Mrs. T.

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  24. ah, so many FNL fans out there. love it.

    anyone watching nashville? i'm not, but tami t's in it which makes me curious!

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  25. LOVE THIS SHOW MORE THAN LIFE! jk, but almost! :)

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  26. this post should really just be a thank you to me...

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  27. @ahn, duh. if only i could link to your blog...

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  28. Best show ever! My husband and I just started season 4 on netflix!

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  29. oh sheesh... I'm getting emotional just reading this. the best show. the BEST. so glad you loved it :)

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  30. Ahhhh sooooo goooood. I just finished it last year but you're making me want to watch it again.
    My brother plays high school football and we played the Panthers last week. It almost made me want to cheer for the other team every time they said "Panther football"

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  31. Oh the irony! I am watching FNL on Netflix as I read your post. I am currently at the beginning of season 4. I just can't believe I didn't give it a try while it was on TV. So good!

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  32. We have the same methods of tv watching...no cable, and addiction to a netflix series. We went through White Collar in weeks. Friday Night Lights will be next-thank you:)

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  33. I watched this over the summer, too! I'm always surprised by how much I love movies and shows about sports (especially football) since I'm not a sportsy person. But this was solo good--and I even go into the games when they would pop up!

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  34. I love this show. Matt Saracin, Coach & Tammy Taylor, and oh man, Tim Riggins!!!

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  35. Hah! I just finished this series too! I love seeing so many other folks who were into it, and reading your post that so accurately describes my feelings about it. I'm reminded that I'm never alone and somewhere there's a community of people a whole lot like me!

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  36. Oh my gosh, LOVED Friday Night Lights. No joke, if Tim Riggins showed up at my house tomorrow....alcoholic, convicted felon, jobless, whatever.....I'd marry him on the spot. And Coach T and Tammi were the absolute cutest married coulpe on tv. So good!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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