How I Got Hooked:
I believe everything happens for a reason. For example, during most of the month of October 2013, I was very sick. For the first time in years, I actually took a sick day. And, in between bouts of fever napping, a friend advised me to take this opportunity to get acquainted with Friday Night Lights. I took her advice, and never looked back.
Even though the show ran for five amazing seasons, the absolute best episode is the series pilot. In fact, I'm going to go so far as to say it's one of the best pilots in recent memory (ever?). The beauty of FNL is that you don't need to let it grow on you: The first episode sucks you right in.