Hopping Screens: The Best Movie to TV Adaptations

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. That simple motto helped propel Friday Night Lights to the status of one of the most critically-acclaimed film-to-TV adaptations of all time.

Based on both the 2004 film and the original non-fiction book, Friday Night Lights starred Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor, high school football coach in the fictional Texas town of Dillon. In Dillon, football is less a sport, and more of a religion. Town morale lives and dies by how well the Panthers play.

Of course, the lives of the players themselves are also heavily spotlighted, as is Coach Taylor's wife Tami (Connie Britton, who also appeared in the film). Leads Chandler and Britton both won Emmys for their work, and the show itself received many accolades as well. Coach Taylor finally called it a career in 2011, after five seasons.

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