Friday Night Lights EP Jason Katims wrote a scene for the “would-be” COVID-19 episode.
Katims wrote this for Vulture, and it’s a pep talk to go with the times we’re in. Coach Eric Taylor was known for addressing the characters of the show, and the audience, with these types of monologues. Now all we need is for Kyle Chandler to hop on Instagram and deliver if for us.
Friday Night Lights feels like an awfully long time ago. The core of the show was always lessons about family delivered from the heart (and heartland). It was one of the rare shows or movies that dwells not on what we can be at our worst, but what we can be at our best.
It’s never an easy task to write those shows. It can come off as conflict-free (conflict is often the source of true drama) and in this day and age everyone is looking for the darker and grittier take on things
On the other hand, there is a power to positivity. If a show can pull it off, the results give us all something to believe in. Especially when we enter uncharted choppy waters as we have in recent months.
Take it away, Coach.