There was this amazing scene in Friday Night Lights this week. (Occasionally, I will get struck by the awesome-ness of a certain scene in a movie or television show, as I've done before, and the scene will resonate with me for weeks / years to come... this was one of those times).
In the scene, Matt Saracen was looking through the window of the house that he shared with his mom and grandma, and they were quietly arguing over whether they should get a new television set. Awesome, right?
Okay. Maybe you had to be there. But it was so poignant because he was thinking of leaving town and leaving them, and the scene just showed how ready he was to do that, and how trivial his life in Dillon had become.
And then, at the end of the show, he left town and that made me very, very sad because I've had a crush on Matt Saracen since the first episode. He reminds me of Vernon. And Matt's relationship with the coach's daughter reminds me of my high school relationship with Vernon. Their relationship brought me back to my old courting days with Vernon, back when we were both weird little teenagers with nothing better to do than to talk about Margaret Cho's new TV show, All-American Girl. Oh, them were the days. Them were the days.