Thursday, May 3, 2007
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Will NBC save our marriages?
It started just the other week as I watched FNL's season finale. I had never bothered to introduce my significant other to the show, because, well, she likes football about as much as she likes my Star Wars lightsaber collection — which is to say, not very much — so I viewed the entire season by myself. But then something else dawned on me: Christina loves teen shows.... It occurred to me that, hey, Friday Night Lights is as much -- if not more -- a teen show than it is a football drama. So I implored her to give it a chance. To my shock, she agreed (again, we're talking about football here). We had the first nine episodes on DVD. We watched one. Then we watched another. Then I went to bed, and she watched two more. Next night, same drill. She went through episodes the way I go through cans of Milwaukee's Best. Only she didn't wake up with a headache in the morning.I lack Ross' NBC connections, but my wife got so hooked on the show after I introduced her to it that she caught up on all the episodes by watching them online (they're all still available, by the way).
And, as in Ross' case, my wife is a huge Riggins fan, even though he's the bad boy of the show. "He's just gorgeous... and smoldering," she said. She then tried to assuage any anxiety I might have had by reassuring me that, "you are as un-Riggins-like as you can possibly be."
I feel much better now.
[Yes, you, who link to Salma Hayek at the drop of a hat, should get upset at this!!--ed. True, though I have never (and will never) told my wife that she was "un-Hayek like."]
Oh, and for FNL afficionados, I'm neither a Lyla or a Tyra guy -- I'm a Tami guy through and through.posted by Dan on 05.03.07 at 08:40 AM
Sometimes you get lucky. My wife had no use for FNL but we both loved Scrubs from the beginning, sweated out more cancellation rumors than I can remember, but now it's wrapping up season #7. Sports Night, on the other hand.....posted by: Ralph Hitchens on 05.03.07 at 08:40 AM [permalink]
No more love for the super-endangered Veronica Mars this year? There's even a connection beyond the structural if I recall correctly: VM showrunner Rob Thomas was to join FNL's writing room if VM hadn't gotten season three.
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