My friend Heathyr has gone on and on to me about how amazing Friday Night Lights is ("Oh my God, you will cry and cry" is a sentence she has said more than once in reference to it), but for some reason I never watched the show. Don't ask - I can't answer the question. What I knew is of the show is that hot hot hot Kyle Chandler stars in it. (Hello? Can I get a Homefront shout-out up in here?)
Anywho, because I knew Heathyr would appreciate it more than anyone, last night I took her to an event at the Academy. We watched the episode set to air tonight and guess what? I cried and cried. Okay, it was more like tears welling up as I can't sob in public unless under extreme duress, but that happened at least twice, so that counts. GodDAMN, this is a good show. Wait - "good" doesn't even cover it. It's better than that, it's bigger than that. It's the kind of TV show that when an episode comes to its conclusion, you don't want it to end; at least that is how I felt after watching it last night. I wanted more! Sniff. This is the TV show I've always wanted but didn't know it.
Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to watching FNL's first season on DVD. Heathyr said it best last night when she said she was a little jealous of me because I get to experience what she describes as "a perfect season" for the first time. I'll make sure to keep a box of tissues at the ready.