Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Dec 8, 2009

Newsweek's 10 Best TV Dramas

Friday Night Lights Makes the List at No. 8:

Friday Night Lights is the unlikeliest great drama of the aughts. It’s a network drama, for one, in a decade that saw cable networks dwarf the quality and ambition of network television. It’s set in high school, and it’s about a football team, factors that would also seem to limit its appeal. But like the other dramas on this list, Friday Night Lights defied the limitations of its premise by creating an authentic world. In Dillon, Texas, nothing is more important than high-school football, and so its players are saddled with enormous responsibility and pressure, all while dealing with the doubt, anxiety, and awkwardness that come with being a teenager. Add in the nuanced Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his wife, Tami (Connie Britton), and you had a show that parents and kids could genuinely watch together and all feel like they were being spoken to at their level.

Definition of "nuanced," according to Mirriam-Webster Dictionary:


1 : a subtle distinction or variation
2 : a subtle quality : nicety
3 : sensibility to, awareness of, or ability to express delicate shadings (as of meaning, feeling, or value).

Yes, that's Kyle Chandler!

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