After five months in Texas, I finally watched my first episode of Friday Night Lights with my wife this weekend. It’s a critically acclaimed TV series about a high school football team that’s set in the fictional small town of Dillon, Texas. Premiering in 2006, the series ran for five seasons and tackled contemporary cultural issues.
Folks at the theologically-oriented Mockingbird blog seem to have fallen in love with Friday Night Lights, and rightly so, as evidenced in these posts over multiple years. There’s a lot to be said about the way this series depicts life in rural America, human relationships, and the difficulties of leadership. Apparently, one thing that makes it easier is saying, “Texas forever.” I might have to give that a try from time to time.