Friday Night Lights’ 8 Most Ridiculous Storylines
Friday Night Lights was a really good show that didn’t get its fair shake due to things like the writer’s strike and switching of networks. It may not have amassed a large audience, but those who did watch it, loved it and so did the critics who raved about the show because of its realistic portrayal of Middle America and the outstanding performance of many of the actors. Thanks to excellent writing and great acting, Friday Night Lights was intriguing, unpredictable, emotional and quite unlike the other teen dramas on television at the same time. However, as with all series, not everything can go right all the time leading to some pretty strange and outright ridiculous storylines that had audiences shaking their heads. Check out the 8 most ridiculous storylines from Friday Night Lights!
8. Unexplained Storylines
So this isn’t one particular ridiculous storyline, but rather an annoying and ridiculous occurrence that happens all too often throughout the series. Sometimes the pace of Friday Night Lights was hard to follow thanks to the failure of the show’s writers and producers to provide explanations for the strange disappearance of characters or a major turn in the plot. One of the biggest examples of this on the show was the pregnancy of Becky and Luke. Fans had quietly been rooting for the two to get together after the adorable Luke Cafferty made it clear he was interested in Becky, but she held back on hopes Tim would come around to her. Due to the fact fans were rooting for them, it was shocking and silly when in one episode the two are seen bumping into each other at a convenience store and the next episode it reveals she is pregnant! Then of course the strange disappearance of different characters like Smash Williams’ girlfriend Waverly Grady also became ridiculous. Fans became invested in her personal storyline when it was discovered she suffered from bipolar disorder and was off her medication; however, after Smash makes a sweet gesture showing up at her house with cake, we never see nor hear of Waverly again.
7. “Let’s Get It On” S2, E5
The strange relationship between Lyla Garrity, Jason Street and Tim Riggins was a little hard to get a hold of, considering it was hard to know who to cheer for. Oddly enough, things got even stranger when instead of being enemies because of the situation, the three all became friends again which culminated in the strange events of the season two episode, “Let’s Get It On.” After recruiting Lyla to come to Mexico and help him stop Jason from going through with an experimental surgery, Riggins, Street and Lyla spend the rest of their time enjoying Mexico and getting drunk. This resulted in a weird scene in which Lyla drunkenly kisses Jason and then Tim while Jason watches, smiling. Fans were definitely thinking there is no way this “threesome” was actually going to happen and sure enough just when things were started to get really weird, Lyla decided she need to go pray, which was a good decision albeit just as ridiculous as the rest of the episode.