24. 'Friday Night Lights'
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" is the golden rule in a dusty Texas town where everyone lives and dies for the high school football team. But Friday Night Lights isn't really about football so much as family, work, class, the bitter taste of dashed dreams, with Kyle Chandler as Coach Taylor, Connie Britton as wife Tami and Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins – the most memorable of the many vulnerable kids who pass through the Panthers' locker room. Riggins' story becomes especially moving after his gridiron glory fades and real life beats him down.