February 12, 2009 by MK
Someone get this man an Emmy. Kyle Chandler – through his work as Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights – is the picture of a man’s struggle for values, dignity, fairness and community.
Friday Night Lights is about real people with real problems on the way to redemption. It’s not about some idiot who wraps his court case in a bow every week and then has a celebratory scotch and cigar. Coach Taylor’s scotch is well-earned and for that, he deserves a little recognition. The scene from last week’s episode in which he gave Smash the quintessential pep talk was Exhibit A in Chandler’s ability to play the big moment with understatement, while still producing the waterworks.
If you’re not watching this show, start. With Lost limping out of the gates this year, FNL is the best show on television. And Chandler is the biggest reason why.