Friday, October 5, 2007

Filling the Void

I am quite the fan of Friday Night Lights. And tonight, after a long summer of watching Big Brother and too much HGTV, my show is back on.

Coach Taylor, Tyra, Julie, Matt and all the rest of the Dillon Panthers are back.

I am ready for my show to start. There are not many shows which I call MY show. But this one, most definitely, is MY top show.

Last fall, K asked me to watch this show about a high school football team in Texas with him. And I resisted. I see enough football on Sundays, Sunday night, Monday night and Thursday night, all winter long. I hear about fantasy football, all winter long. My Sunday evening shows are always late to start, because of football, all winter long. So why would I willingly add another hour of football to my life?



I love this show. It is like the best soap opera/nighttime drama/dry humor on TV. When Alias was cancelled and I knew I would not see my BFF, Jennifer Garner every week, I was diagnosed with a mild case of depression. I had not been so down since Beverly Hills, 90210 went off the air. I mean, Brandon and Kelly were my peeps.

Thankfully, the void they left in my viewing schedule was soon filled by Sidney Bristow. I wanted to be Sidney Bristow. (I actually still do.)

Then, she had to get all parental and have a baby and stay home with her kid. Whatever. It's not all it's cracked up to be, sister. Especially when you could be on TV being Sidney Bristow, for cry eye.

(For Cry Eye? I sound like my husband's grandfather. Excuse me. But clearly,I am passionate about my Sidney Bristow.)

So with my peeps on 90210, married, and all, and Jennifer Garner hanging out in parks playing with her kid, I was left with a TV viewing void.

I had nothing to loose, so I gave Friday Night Lights a whirl. And, I really didn't have a choice because K won't let me touch the remote afte 7pm.

And I loved it. Internets, it is so not about the football. Not.About.The.Football.

I mean, there is football on most every episode, but it is so much more than a football show. Look past the football people. It is about family and friends, friendships and betrayals, first loves and break ups, drug use and depression, absentee parents and over protective parents. It is all encompassing.


Now, what could a midwestern mom possibly relate to in a show that takes place in Dillon, Texas?


How can you not love a show where they chant "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose." I mean, isn't that the truth no matter where you live? I love that. That is a piece of Americana right there. It just makes me want to charge through my television screen right out there onto the field with them.

Except I couldn't do that, it's not like I'm Sidney Bristow or something.

And, I love Connie Britton as the main characters wife, Tami. She is fantastic in her role. And, she has that shampoo commercial girl hair that I want.

Enough said.


Cindy said...

OK, since I am SO with you on both 90210 (mentioned it on my blog yesterday in fact) AND Alias (I think I had a girl crush on Jennifer Garner), I am going to have to take your word and try FNL. (Can I rent season one on dvd yet?)

I read several of your posts and I was happy. Very, very happy. I'll be back.

Jennifer said...

I was such a fan of FNL last year and believe, I came to it kicking and screaming. I love the chemistry between Coach and Tami.

This year, I'd like to watch again, but I'm hearing jungle drums that say the show might now make it through season 2. So, instead of investing my heart and soul into a show that might not make it, I'm going to wait and see what happens. If all is good, I'll get season 2 on DVD and watch it at my own pace. (Can we say "FNL Marathon"?)

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cindy. You obviously have great taste in TV shows! FNL, season one, is out on video so I'm sure Blockbuster would have it. If you try it, I'm sure you'll be hooked!
Have a nice weekend!

Mary said...

I've been counting the days all summer long until the season premiere of FNL. You are positively correct. It is the best show ever. I've missed my Panthers (and the girls) so much! The dvr is set so I can watch it live and then over and over and over......

Fannie Mae said...

Came here through Say Anything. LOVE Friday Night Lights! So happy it was brought back from the land of prematurely cancelled shows.

Lisa said...

Fannie Mae...I couldn't agree more! Thanks for stopping by!

My Wonderful Men... said...

I loved the Movie FNL, I know I would love the series if we were not living it I'm sure. I could TiVo it, but I don't have the time for what is on the TiVo now. I'm so far behind on everything.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh how i miss 90210...I am nighttime drama girl...well, not so much since blogging.

I have never seen FNL. Thurs night? Hmmmm...and give up CSI Vegas...I am thinking no. Sorry chic.

Beth F. said...

Okay, I just watched the first episode ever of FNL on Bravo and I LOVED IT SO VERY MUCH...I have A LOT of catching up to do!

Jenny from Chicago said...

You are too funny. Want to go with me to NW Indiana for the next bloggy meet-up? It's really fun and you would fit right in...

chickadee said...

oh i love it too. and i just started watching it this year. when it first came on i too thought why would i want to watch anything that had to do with football.

ValleyGirl said...

YES! So not only do we have frighteningly similar husbands (at least from what I gathered from your anniversary post), but I think we might have been seperated at birth, ourselves!! I LOVE Friday Night Lights!! And I miss 90210 and Alias, too, along with so many other quality TV programs... ;)

SnapHappyInkyMomma said...

You are so right -- FNL . . . Best.Show.Ever. Really, there are no words to describe how much I love this show. I'm so excited to have found another fan! I can't wait to see what happens this week!!!!