YA on TV is going to be a new semi regular feature. It’s really just going to be an excuse to blab about TV shows and movies that I LOVE, but the main focus is going to be TV shows and movies that appeal to me on the same level that YA books. (Not necessarily shows based on YA books…just shows that feel YA) Admittedly, I don’t watch a lot of TV but the shows that I do love feel rooted in YA. Sometimes I’m just going to gush about the show and sometimes I will recommend similar books. I really, really couldn’t think of a better place to start than Friday Night Lights.
I didn’t start watching Friday Night Lights until last Fall. That’s when all of the lovely things fellow bloggers were saying caught with me and I decided that this show must be watched. It worked out perfectly, really. Because my husband is a huge football fan and FNL has just enough drama and romance to keep be glued to the screen and plenty of football for him. We haven’t finished the series yet. We’re about to start season 5, the last season. (so pleeeease no spoilers!) I’m going to be so sad when it’s over. Anyway, want to know what I love about the show?
Everything…honestly. Every single character is interesting even if they aren’t likeable, but most of them are super loveable. They tackle interesting issues like racism and abortion. The writing is great and never predictable. It’s always fresh. I never feel like they are just doing the same things over and over again. So far, season 1 has definitely been the best. It’s hard to live up to how amazing season 1 was but all the other season have been fantastic as well. Plus….OMG Tim Riggins…the most swoonworthy southern bad boy ever. He is amazing.
The reason that I think it’s great for YA fans is that it’s obviously about high school. But it’s not a teen drama. The Taylor family is usually the main focus and other adults play a huge role too. But there’s a big teen romance and drama side to the story that would appeal to any fan of YA. Especially YA contemporary fans.
I know most people have watched the show already. Long before I started it. But if you haven’t I beg you to watch them. It’s an exceptional show. One of the best ones ever. My love for it is immense. WATCH IT!
Here’s some Tim Riggins to start your weekend:
And if anyone wants to suggest a better name for this feature go right ahead! I’m no good at names.