To simply re-iterate what i said about the pilot back in the New Shows thread:
I did enjoy this... while it was incredibly clichéd - it was also very enjoyable!
What i mean by clichéd for one is that practically every scene open with these shots of fans winding their way into the stadium, shots of the bleachers, cheerleaders practicing, floodlights being turned on - and all of these scenes aided by a bassy synthetised piece of music alongside side. The team is typical American Football fare.. there's the star quarterback, there's the player who rarely plays but is waiting on his "big chance" and.. need i go on? We've all seen these clichés a thousand times in films like 'Any Given Sunday', 'Varsity Blues' and of course 'Friday Night Lights' (the film in which the TV show is based on).
But the show works. I do enjoy American Football and at least watch the Superbowl every year. Kyle Chandler (who we all know from 'Early Edition' and more recently Peter Jacksons 'King Kong') plays the new football coach with the pressure piling up with an oncoming season and a town full of residents with only winning on their minds.
I hope it stays quite a sports-related character-driven show.. and doesn't go down the path of the teen drama shíte like 'The OC' and 'One Tree Hill'
May not change your life but it's recommended... will definantly tune in again anyways!
So, looking forward to episode 2.
PS - love the 'Explosions In The Sky' soundtrack though.. anyone else like this band or am i the only one?!