"Friday Night Lights" That fans were given five seasons of this remarkable drama was a gift in itself (thanks NBC and DirecTV)--but that doesn't ease the sting of its departure this year. The compelling series ended as it lived, focusing on the marriage of Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler, right) and Tami Taylor (Connie Britton, left) and their decision to--hey, I won't spoil this for DVD viewers. Its finale was a powerful tearjerker that never became overly sentimental. "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose," Coach Taylor was fond of saying. "FNL" never lost.