If you aren’t watching Friday Night Lights – you are missing an incredible hour of TV every week. You are also missing this:
Taylor Kitsch is Tim Riggins. Tim Riggins is a bad boy, bad boyfriend, bad friend, bad brother – but with a good heart just not always in the right place.
Yes he’s beautiful – in fact when paired with Minka Kelly’s Lyla Garrity – they were so pretty you nearly had to avert your eyes. But this boy can act. Riggins is a fuck-up but you love him because he means well, he’s funny, he’s charming, he tries his best even if he doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing (which is almost always.)
This season in particular Tim has really started to grow up a bit and make some good decisions (befriending a lonely teenage girl and giving her the friendship and guidance she was desperate for) and more bad ones (getting involved with his brother Billy on a chop shop which you just know isn’t going to end well for either of them.) But Taylor has shown real range both dramatic and comedic – and you can’t help but care about this kid – want him to figure it all out, get it right for once.
And people are seeing beyond The Pretty and he’s getting some nice accolades – TV Guide recently had a full page spread on Riggins (in this video you can just see how much HE cares about “Riggs” – how much he wants to do right by this character) and he made Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Characters List. I so love when a really good looking guy proves he’s actually got talent.
Keep your eye on Kitsch. I mean, look at him!!:
Friday Night Lights, Fridays 8PM on NBC