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Friday Night Lights follows the ups and down of a bunch of (American) football players in a small Texan town. The Dillon High School Panthers train hard to win every Friday night, something that the town loves more than anything.
As well as training hard, the team plays hard and they find themselves in some tricky situations, so the show is a mix of sporting drama and teen angst that will appeal to the youngster in you. If you are looking for more angst filled TV shows, here are my top suggestions for TV series like Friday Night Lights.
Parenthood is a comedy-drama following a large and imperfect family as they tackle the challenges of raising kids and starting over after setbacks.
The show is based on the 80’s film of the same name and it has won worldwide acclaim due to its great writing and hard hitting storylines. A great ensemble cast brings the Bravermans clan to life, with plenty of laughter and tears provided in each episode.
One Tree Hill follows the lives of half brothers Lucas and Nathan and their problem laden friends. We see the boys grow from their early teens right through to adulthood, with plenty of heartache along the way.
The writers provide a great box of light-hearted teen banter and serious storylines, such as eating disorders, teen pregnancy and drug abuse, so the show has wide appeal.
Another series like Friday Night Lights is Gossip Girl. Full of scandal, scheming and with shipper wars galore, Gossip Girl is a teen drama with an added splash of glamour. Gossip Girl is adapted from the book of the same name, by Cecily von Ziegesar, and follows the lives of spoilt upper east siders, Blair, Serena, Chuck and Nate plus self confessed lonely boy Dan Humphrey.
Although the show is classed as a teen drama, adults figure heavily in the show and there are some serious story lines mixed up with the fun stuff.
Country music superstar Rayna Jaymes has one last chance to keep her fading career alive, but she is not altogether happy about it. 40 something Rayna is not ready to hang up her boots, but her fans think otherwise, as do her management. In order to remain on tour, Rayna must allow up and coming teen star, Juliette Barnes, to tour with her or else she will be dropped from her label.
The show gives us insight into the lively Nashville music scene and how much of a struggle it is for women to maintain a career in the industry.
Star-Crossed is a show about a romance between a human girl and an alien boy, when he and others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school.
The show is not all about teen romance, as it touches upon racism between human and aliens and challenged viewers on their moral compass, as they watch each race fight for survival. Yes, the show is very far fetched but it is also heaps of fun.
Did you like my suggestions for shows similar to Friday Night Lights?
If you can think of another TV show that you’d like to recommend to other Friday Night Lights fans, I’d love to read about what knockout drama shows I can watch for my next TV workout, in the comments below.
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