In this time of social distancing, I’ve been watching a lot of TV. As in, more than I care to admit. After binge-watching all of Locke & Key (which I highly recommend), I found myself struggling to decide what to stream next, since it takes a lot to truly hold my attention with so many options available at my fingertips.
That’s when I stumbled across All American on Netflix, which is basically a modern-day version of Friday Night Lights. And comparing the two actually means a ton coming from me, since I’m a big-time Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) fan and have yet to find a TV character that meets his greatness. (Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose…need I say more?)
This is why I was skeptical of All American at first, because it sounds like a knock-off version of the NBC series, following a dedicated high school football team as they strive for a national championship.
After watching a few episodes of All American, I realized it had serious potential. And now that I’ve binged both seasons of The CW series on Netflix, you can believe me when I say this: All American is a must-watch for Friday Night Light lovers, and here’s why.