NBC’s critically acclaimed series Friday Night Lights was about a lot of things: classism, racism, teamwork and the power of sports to unite. But, at its heart, it was a show about human relationships. There were a number of couples throughout the show’s five seasons that illustrated how people navigate their relationships, the obstacles they have to overcome and the obstacles that ultimately destroy them. Here are the 10 best couples we saw in the small town of Dillon, Texas.
10. Jason Street and Lyla Garrity
The first episode began with the most cliche scenario. The beautiful cheerleader was the most popular girl in school and the star quarterback, the most popular boy in school were dating. How perfect. But just as fast as the show raised those idyllic, stereotypical expectations, it pulled the rug from under us, making Jason a paraplegic, which eventually seriously damaged and ultimately destroyed their relationship. After Street’s injury, they both had affairs and that was the end of that. To Lyla’s credit, she tried really hard after the injury to sustain the relationship. Probably harder than Jason did to be honest. But she also hooked up with his best friend, Tim Riggins, pretty quickly. So the end of this relationship was a two-way – er – street.