I completely agree with you, Matt. Friday Night Lights is hands down the best show on television.
Admittedly, since I’m from rural Texas and a fan of high school football, I’m culturally predisposed to love the show. But even if I weren’t I’d still adore it for one of the reasons you noted: The Taylors.
The Taylors are unlike anything I’ve ever seen on the small screen. There has simply never been a more honest and sympathetic portrayal of a married couple—much less a Christian couple with a rock-solid marriage—produced in Hollywood. Even scenes in which the Taylors fight (and they argue about as often as any normal couple) reveals more genuine love and emotion than all of the sex scenes in the history of television combined.
Take, for example, this clip from a previous season:
Eric and Tami Taylor are the best advertisements for marriage I’ve ever seen in pop culture.
If you haven’t watched Friday Night Lights yet, rent the first six episodes of the first season. A few episodes is often necessary before you get accustomed to the pace and setting—it didn’t grab me at first but when it did, it didn’t let go. I suspect if you give it a chance you’ll soon be hooked too.