Friday Night Lights: A Short Recap

Currently, along with speeding through all nine seasons of The Office, I’ve been trying to catch up on Friday Night Lights. It’s a show with so much heart, set in the small town of Dillon, Texas.

The first season has so far been the best with the Jason Street storyline. Jason Street (Scott Porter) is the Panthers’ star Quarterback until, in the first game we see him play, he’s pummelled into causing his spine to break along the C7 vertebrae. He’s paralysed from the waist down with no hopes of ever playing High School Football ever again.

But in the end he’s replaced by Matt Saracen, who, with the help of Full Back/Running Back, Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) and Running Back, Brian “Smash” Williams (Gaius Charles) go on to win the State Championship.

The second season pushed Jason Street into the background with his only real storyline that of sudden fatherhood. Coach Taylor moved on to coach College Football but soon returned when he saw how the new coach was treating the team and how they were interacting with each other. They didn’t even reach the State Championship this time around due to a racially induced incident with Smash causing him to be suspended for three games.

The season I’m watching at the moment (Season Three) has seen a lot of changes, a time jump to be the cause of it. Mrs Taylor is the Principal a huge leap from lowly School Councillor. Whilst Jason is missing in the first episode of this season. Also it turns out Smash injured his knee during one of the Panthers’ off screen games.

Overall, this TV show is great, its fast becoming a favourite even though I’m not a huge sports fan it has surely won me over.

Season five of the Teen Sports Drama is airing on Sky Atlantic in the UK at the moment


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