It is rare in today’s world of
to find a show so authentic in its portrayal,
it is hard to watch.
a show based loosely on the book and film of the same name
and centered around Texas high school football, is such a show.
This is not the train wreck television reality show
that I admit
I have been guilty of watching.
You know what I mean-
the Housewives of Wherever-
that I admit I have guiltily watched.
Friday Night Lights is instead a tragedy of the Greek kind
that recognizes the struggle,
the flaws that human beings of all ages possess.
It is also about the sweet victory of redemption.
It is the exchange- the back and forth of the consequences of these flaws
that makes this show unforgettable.
From teacher/coach to student,
parent to child,
and husband to wife,
it is these tragic flaws that made this show hard for me to watch.
It is also why I loved it.