Courtney talks about how the music choices in FNL don’t quite match up with the real experience of growing up in a small East Texas town:
I loved Friday Night Lights, but I didn’t watch it until the whole show was over and off the air because I thought I wouldn’t particularly enjoy it. I grew up in East Texas. My high school was Friday Night Lights and I wasn’t crazy about the experience in total, so I thought I didn’t need to watch a TV show about it. I was wrong, FNL was amazing and, obviously, much more emotionally tuned-in than my actual high school experience.
There was one thing they didn’t nail though, specifically in Season One: the music. … Dillon, Texas, the fictional city where the show was set, would have been in West Texas a few hundred miles west of Austin. Best known as The Desert. The middle of nowhere. There were undoubtedly some kids looking to the Internet for cool, outsider music. They were aptly represented by Landry Clark and his band, Crucifictorious.
From the jump off, I was wondering where the country music was. And the hip hop. And the classic rock. Because those genres, by and large, are what would have scored the lives of the kids we saw.
man, i will always, always love this photoshoot.
revisiting an old obsession that can still make me weak in the knees