It is a crime that Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton haven’t been showered with Emmys for their performances as Eric and Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights.
More affectionately called Coach and Mrs. Coach by the series’ devoted fans, Chandler and Britton have given some phenomenal performances, week after week, since the show premiered in 2006.
Their chemistry is undeniable, their relationships with each other, their daughter and the small town of Dillion feel so real, it is like you are watching a documentary instead of a scripted drama series.
Both Chandler and Britton are naturals, making it seem like you’d be able to find them as your next door neighbors.
For five seasons, Kyle Chandler has been incredible as Coach. Protecting his wife and two daughters, motivating his team, being there for these young men in their personal lives that are more than just his football players; Chandler is effortless in his performance.
And for five seasons, Connie Britton has been equally incredible as Mrs. Coach, as a wife and mother, as school counselor and then principal, standing up for what’s right by going up against some powerful people, unflinching and with confidence.
In this final season, Chandler and Britton reminded everyone of just how incredible they are. In addition to the everyday of their respective careers as head coach and high school guidance counselor and being a father and mother to a conflicted daughter in college, Coach and Mrs. Coach experienced their toughest test yet as husband and wife. While Coach on the verge of another football dynasty in East Dillon, Mrs. Coach is finally getting an opportunity for her to pursue her own dreams. Dreams she’s put on hold for the sake of her husband and family.
The final episodes of the series built up to a pitch perfect finale and the emotional journey Chandler and Britton both took the audience on proved to be some of the most engaging of the series.
Friday Night Lights prides itself on its realism and sincerity and being down to earth. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton is all that and more. You can’t help but feel the emotions they are feeling, the highs, the lows. The power of their performances is just amazing and after an incredible six years and five seasons of the series, this is the last chance for the Emmys to finally recognize what millions of fans have appreciated all this time.
Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton… More than Emmy worthy.