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11 reasons Friday Night Lights is the best damn show on TV

Or why you’ll miss it when it’s gone.
May 12th 2013, 9:41 AM 3,497 6

IT’S ONE OF’s guiltiest pleasures – curling up on the couch with a glass of white wine and watching a bunch of 20-somethings play teenagers in a glossy American drama cleverly disguised as a sport.

Yes, it’s fair to say that Friday Night Lights means a lot to us.

Sadly, this Tuesday marks the beginning of the end as (yes we know it actually ended two year’s ago, but) Sky Atlantic will start broadcasting the fifth and final season.

To mark its passing here are just under a dozen reasons why it continues to transfix us

11. Your man from Early Edition is the star

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10. He always has some helpful words of encouragement

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9. It’s WAAYYY better than the movie of the same name

Shut it, Billy-Bob!

8. It’s a faithful representation of the terrific book

So, says the book’s crazy author, Buzz Bissinger.

7. Ahem… the Friday Night Ladies

6. It deals with, like, real-life issues and stuff

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5. There’s a healthy level of crossover from The Wire

‘Yo, D. How far is Dillon from the Westside projects?’

4. Don’t ya just love hating that McCoy family?

Especially that little BASTARD, J.D.

3. Oh, yeah… The American football aspect

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2. The catchphrases

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1. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.

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So there you have it. The next time someone tries to tell you that Friday Night Lights is just basically Glee with a slightly higher testosterone level, you look them in the eye and say: Now, you listen to me. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose. Texas Forever!

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