Even for those who’re not a soccer fan, you may discover loads to like in NBC’s Friday Evening Lights. Set within the fictional small city of Dillon, Texas, the collection — which is predicated on showrunner Peter Berg’s 2004 film and H.G. Bissinger’s 1990 nonfiction novel, each of the identical identify — stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton as Eric and Tami Taylor, a soccer coach and educator, respectively, who work to maintain the youngsters of Dillon in line whereas successful championships and managing their dwelling life. Past Chandler and Britton, the collection helped launch the careers of future stars like Jesse Plemons and Michael B. Jordan, each of whom lower their tooth on the collection earlier than they hit it large, alongside teen stars like Taylor Kitsch, Minka Kelly, and extra.

Utilizing Dillon for example of the basic small American city gave Berg license to discover loads of hot-button points, together with drug abuse, financial inequality, racism, and extra, however Friday Evening Lights by no means looks like an after-school particular because of its naturalistic writing and glorious core performances, notably from Chandler and Britton. Friday Evening Lights has earned its place within the popular culture lexicon, and it is by no means a foul time to cease by Dillon. Friday Evening Lights is streaming in its entirety on Hulu.