Got a Girl Crush On: Connie Britton as Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights So I know I’m way late on the FNL band-wagon, but no matter since it’s streaming on Netflix! Who knew I’d give a damn about high school football (well, not really, but it has admittedly gotten me teary-eyed in parts)?  That said, I’ve discovered that even though at face value it’s all male-centered and sports, there are a ton of really strong female characters. Par examplé: Tami Taylor (wife of lead, couch Eric Taylor). The show touches on school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities. And I can’t help but think how Tami and Eric Taylor might be one of the most realistically portrayed married couple on tv. They fight. They piss each other off. But they reconcile knowing they are a team of two. And Tami doesn’t take no guff (no spoilers y'all I’m only on season 3).  Connie Britton gives a really heartfelt interview on Fresh Air on NPR about the freedoms given to her as an actress and the importance of the show on American television. Totally worth a listen.

Got a Girl Crush On: Connie Britton as Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights

So I know I’m way late on the FNL band-wagon, but no matter since it’s streaming on Netflix! Who knew I’d give a damn about high school football (well, not really, but it has admittedly gotten me teary-eyed in parts)? 

That said, I’ve discovered that even though at face value it’s all male-centered and sports, there are a ton of really strong female characters. Par examplé: Tami Taylor (wife of lead, couch Eric Taylor). The show touches on school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities. And I can’t help but think how Tami and Eric Taylor might be one of the most realistically portrayed married couple on tv. They fight. They piss each other off. But they reconcile knowing they are a team of two. And Tami doesn’t take no guff (no spoilers y'all I’m only on season 3). 

Connie Britton gives a really heartfelt interview on Fresh Air on NPR about the freedoms given to her as an actress and the importance of the show on American television.

Totally worth a listen.

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