A ten-year old series based on real events, revolving around a smalltown football team deep down in Texas may not sound like an obvious hit, yet in point of fact my pre-teen and myself binge-watched the first season in a couple of days and Taylor Kitsch was not the only reason.
Multi-layered characters, continually unfolding + an increasingly quick-witted dialogue + a plot balancing skilfully between the banal and the life-changing : Somehow this show is about life!
It is also about rural America and its two core beliefs; God and football.
And it manages - God or football may know how, I'm sure I don't - to be penetrating and kind (clear eyes, full heart..!) without an ounce of cynicism. A feat in itself.