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WALLPAPER: I Woke (Friday Night Lights)

Landry & Tyra

I’ve been wanting to make a Landry/Tyra Friday Night Lights wallpaper for a long time. While I love Kyle & Connie too, Jesse & Annie (who I knew previously from Breaking Bad and Supernatural, two of my all-time favorite TV shows) were actually the main reason I wanted to watch the show in the first place. I guess you could say I was rooting for them before I’d even seen the pilot and knew who their characters were. I love the series finale “Always,” I do. It’s a beautifully crafted ending to a powerful series, and Jason Katims absolutely deserves all the accolades he received for writing it. However, I will never agree with how they left things with these two. I never expected their romantic relationship to last, but their friendship was something special, and to see Tyra blow Landry off in season 4 and then not get any closure between the two in the finale was wrong. Instead, Tyra has suddenly been in love with Riggins since kindergarten, even though they’d barely had any scenes together since they broke up in early season 1. And Landry shows up at the beginning of the finale only to disappear completely afterwards. In fact, Landry was completely gypped all around. Not only did he never get the girl, but he never got a ring either: He wasn’t on the team yet in season 1 when they first won the state championship, and he’d already graduated in season 5 when they finally won again. But I guess fans can take comfort in the fact that Jesse’s career has really blown up since then. And I’m also really excited to watch The Orville this fall.

This wallpaper is a reference to one of their most pivotal episodes, “The Giving Tree.” The reason it took me so long to make is because it was hard to find good images. I also hated Tyra’s haircut in seasons 2 and 3, which are the main seasons they were together. But in the end, these pics worked for the story I wanted to tell. I like the idea of them burying the past between them and moving on from that. And maybe one day when they’re ready, they can be close friends again. Those roots are there, and they go deep.

Next: Arrival, The Leftovers. Also, I just noticed last night that Photobucket is now requiring users to upgrade their accounts in order to hotlink on a third party site. Obviously I’m not going to do that. So I’ll be moving the last of my thumbnails over to WordPress ASAP. Please bear with me.