You are feeling sleepy. Very, very sleepy. Now, count back from 10, and allow yourself to hear nothing but my voice. Good...good...now...
YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR PLANS FOR TONIGHT AND WATCH FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS ON NBC!
Did my attempt at hypnosis work? No? Not even a little? Hmm...well, okay, then how about I break it down alphabetically and say that (a) Friday Night Lights is TV's best kept secret; (b) it would've been a breakout hit, à la Heroes, if it'd had a proper time slot last year; and (c) the series returns tonight—to kick off a mind-blowlingly good second season.
I just returned from visiting FNL's set in Austin, Texas—pinch me!—in order to bring to you the Top 5 Reasons You Must Watch Friday Night Lights, which you can see in my latest Vine show above. (Psst...it includes some juicy spoilers straight from the cast!)
Hopefully, the video will give you a glimpse of what a truly remarkable and unique television series FNL is, not to mention that the actors who bring it to life are some of the sweetest and most grounded people you could ever hope to meet in this biz.
I spent my day in Austin at the Taylor home, which is a real house in a Dillon-esque suburb, and it didn't feel like work at all but rather like hanging out with a very cool family who legitimately like one another.
These guys are clearly having a good time, from Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor) and Taylor Kitsch (Riggins) cracking each other up between takes (remind me to tell you their nicknames for each other in the next chat—shameless) to Aimee Teagarden (Julie Taylor) joining in the giggly fun when the crew began sucking air from helium balloon props to Scott Porter (Jason) and Kevin Rankin (Herc) razzing each other while talking incessantly about—what else—football.
And, oh yeah, how could I forget about Kyle taking orders and cooking up bacon and eggs for the whole crew while shooting that day's breakfast scene (so adorable!).