"I think that you find your own way. You have your own rules. You have your own understanding of yourself, and that’s what you’re going to count on. In the end, it’s what feels right to you. Not what your mother told you. Not what some actress told you. Not what anybody else told you but the still, small voice."
— Meryl Streep | 0nestepcloser (via quote-book)
"That rawness made the show great, but it was also likely one of the aspects (along with the high school football setting) that kept the show from being a hit, as most viewers don’t turn to TV to be confronted by emotions as powerful as the ones this series brought up. Watching “Friday Night Lights” often felt like being put through a ringer. You felt like part of the town, and the team, and you bled with the characters and cried with them, and on occasion you got to soar with them, too. And a lot of people simply don’t want to get that close to the fictional characters they watch - don’t feel that experiencing the devastating lows is worth also getting to share in the glorious highs."
Review: ‘Friday Night Lights’: A look back at its greatness and its greatest moments - A drama that felt so real that it hurt more when it didn’t
By Alan Sepinwall
This show is more character development and realizing your heart is being wrung out than football. Maybe half the people who see this post will give the series a chance, so statistically speaking that’s a probability of two and a half humans with Netflix. Of all things, what got me into Friday Night Lights was Explosions in the Sky doing the soundtrack.