Monday, March 14, 2016

Friday Night Lights, s. 1

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.

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