On Friday, NBC will begin airing season 4 of the best drama on network television, Friday Night Lights. If you haven’t been watching — and judging by the ratings and NBC’s complete mishandling of the show you haven’t — you’re missing out on some of the best acting on TV, some of the most engrossing and engaging stories and characters of the people in Dillon, Texas.
Start watching it now, this season (which already aired on DirecTV in the fall) is almost like a new series as most of the previous characters have graduated and the main characters, Coach Taylor and his wife and daughter (the delectable Aimee Teegarden) are all entering new situations. Please watch the show, not for me, do it for yourself, do it to send a message to networks that you’d rather see beautiful television played out rather than “Are You Fatter Than A 5th Grade Celebrity” and other similar crap.
Another enticement to watch this season, with an all new school you need all new characters, among them all new hot girls (everyone in Dillon is extremely attractive, thankfully) like the stunning Jurnee Smollett. One of the more interesting characters in the new season, playing Jess Meriweather, Smollett is equal parts fine actress and FINE actress.
Please watch this show, set your DVRs. You’ll thank me.