What I watched last night is what I’ve been watching nearly every night for the past month, Friday Night Lights on Netflix.I don’t know what I was doing on Friday nights in 2006, but somehow I didn’t get sucked into the show then. It’s just as well, really. I’ve discovered I much prefer television when I can burn through several episodes in one sitting, with no commercials or interruptions.
So, Friday Night Lights. What sucked me in? I’m a sucker for all things high school. I don’t know what that says about my nearly 39 year old self, but it’s true. I’m also a sucker for dramas with large cast ensembles (see my two seasons’ worth of well-documented Parenthood recaps). I’m also a sucker for relationships like Coach Taylor and his wife, and for young love like Matt and Julie’s. It’s sappy. It’s not real life, but I love it.
So now that I’ve watched the season finale (there’s a big win! and a big move! and an engagement! It’s very 2011, I know) and that Texas sun has set, what should I watch next on Netflix? I need a good drama that’s got a few seasons to its name, lots of characters, and some romance. I’ve already exhausted all Downton Abbey episodes, as well as Madmen. What else is out there?