To be honest, I approached the series a little tentatively when it first aired. I had seen the movie. While I liked the film, it didn’t fall into my list of great, re-watchable sports movies in the same fashion as Hoosiers, a film about high school basketball in a small town.
However, my husband wanted to watch it and I absolutely adore Kyle Chandler who portrays Coach Eric Taylor, so we tuned in. Boy, am I glad I did. I am hooked.
I love this show from the great dialogue to the interesting, complex characters. I can’t help but cheer not only for the team, but the town full of appealing people. And I love the witty banter between Taylor and his wife (Connie Britton). This TV show is leaps and bounds better than the movie.
If you haven’t seen this show, I strongly suggest catching up over the summer so you can tune in this fall.
(photo courtesy of NBC)