Friday Night Lights
There was no way that I was going to wait until the summer before watching the fourth season of FNL, so I'll be doing my best to keep up with the DirecTV showings this fall and winter.
The whole East Dillon/West Dillon aspect that ended the third season and is now a major focal point of the fourth season is just such a great way to go. There are so many new avenues that the story writers can go. The best is that they can go through all of the tales you get from an underdog story. Whether it's Hoosiers, Mighty Ducks, or Little Giants, so many great sports movies start with a down on his luck coach and a God awful team. That is exactly what we have at East Dillon high. You could never have the Dillon Panthers go through what the Lions are about to endure, because Dillon High was the premier high school football team in Texas.
Right before Coach Taylor and the Lions had their first game, they had a truly great Hoosiers moment. He booted a player from the locker room and then asked if anyone else wanted out? And what happened? Same as in Hoosiers. A few more walked out the door. East Dillon was now down to 18 players and eventually forfeited their first week's game because of it. So much drama. So much excitement.
The last thing I'll touch on is the ridiculous evolution of JD McCoy from the beginning of last season to this season's premier. He was so unassuming to start. Didn't drink. Didn't date. Worked his butt off and never said boo. Tim Riggins got a hold of him for one evening last year and now he's a RAGING PSYCHO. He's getting hammered and picking fights with Saracen! I don't mind this transformation at all. It's actually seems really realistic. He earned a bit of the spotlight and is really trying to take advantage of it. Great start to the season.