“Friday Night Lights” delivers small-town sports drama and nostalgic vibes.
If “One Tree Hill” drew you in with its small-town high school sports drama in the early seasons, you must watch “Friday Night Lights.” The drama aired on NBC for five seasons starting in 2006 and followed Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his team of East Dillon Lions as they all navigated their way through the highs and lows of the high school football season.
“Friday Night Lights” has all of the elements that make “One Tree Hill” lovable — the intense stakes of sports games, relationships worth rooting for, and drama that seems so out of this world, it could only happen on TV.
Unlike “One Tree Hill,” “Friday Night Lights” never loses its small-town charm, a rare feat that helps it stand out among similar shows. It’s still beloved today thanks to the many characters worth rooting for (hi Tim Riggins/Taylor Kitsch), one epic rally cry, and the #MarriageGoals set by Coach Taylor and his wife, Tami (Connie Britton).
“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” is a cultural catchphrase for a reason.