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Fictional Guy February Day Two: Jason Street from “Friday Night Lights”

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Some girls swoon over bad boy Tim Riggins. Some fell head over heels for adorably awkward Matt Saracen. However, Jason Street was the Friday Night Lights guy who stole my heart. As the original quarterback of the Dillion High Panthers, Jason had it all: the cheerleader girlfriend, the adoration of the entire town, and bright future career as an NFL prospect. With one bad tackle, it all came crashing down. A broken neck left him paralyzed, his beloved town turned their backs when his family was forced to sue his coach, and his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend. Yet, instead of letting himself wallow in self-pity, Jason rose to every challenge life threw at him with a grace and dignity well beyond his eighteen years. He dug down deep and found his inner strength as he adapted to life in a wheelchair, refusing to be limited by or let anyone limit him because of his disability. Plotting a new course, Jason channeled his love of football into coaching, found a great group of friends and mentors during his rehab, and eventually patched things up with his best friend and former flame. In losing what he had, he found everything he actually wanted. With a heart as wide open as the Texas sky,  Jason truly was the fighting spirit of the mighty Dillion Panthers on the field and off.

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Shipping Saturday: So Long “Friday Night Lights” (Well, From Netflix)

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Well, readers. The day has finally come. Tomorrow, when we log into our Netflix accounts, there will be a major absence as big as the Texas sky with the official removal of very one’s favorite football drama Friday Night Lights. No longer will we be able to pop into Dillion, TX to get some words of wisdom from Coach Eric Taylor, grab a glass of wine and sage advice from Tami Taylor, or cheer on the Panthers under those Friday night lights. There will be no more Matt and Julie, Tim and Lyla, or Tyra and Landry. Most of all, we’ll be saying goodbye to the ultimate #relationshipgoals of Coach and Tami and the beautiful BroTP of Jason Street and Tim Riggins. Sure, the show will be available to stream on Hulu, but it still sucks that Friday Night Lights will be on NetFlix no more.

Thanks for the memories Friday Night Lights. Texas forever. Always. (Now, I have to go check out Hulu’s options.)

Shipping Saturday: The Fictional Guys to Spend V-Day Weekend With

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Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! In honor of the holiday, I decided to shake things up a bit with a list of my favorite fictional guys that I would personally love to spend this day dedicated to love with. These television heartbreakers a mix of good guys and bad boys with good hearts. Some I loved from the start, and others required a little time to fall for. Yet, all of them hold a special place in my heart.

So, dear readers, here are my fantasy valentines. Think of this as my gift to you. (Hey, we can all use a little eye candy.)

Jamie Reagan

Looking for the quintessential boy next door? You just may have found him in Blue Bloods cop cutie Jamie Reagan. Several year on the beat may have made the rest of his law enforcement family a little jaded, not but Jamie. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and he believes in making the world a better place one action at a time. He’s fiercely loyal to the people he loves and always makes time for his family’s weekly Sunday dinners. Sure, he gets some flack for being a straight arrow who always follows the rules, but Jamie knows how to have a little fun now and then. Just give him a laid-back bar with cold beer and some deep conversation, and he’s yours. Plus, the boy looks really good in blue.

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Jason Street

Sure, bad boy Tim Riggins and awkwardly adorable Matt Saracen may get all the Friday Nights Lights love. However, it’s former QB1 Jason Street that you’ll want to drag under the bleachers. Life may have dealt him a cruel hand, but losing the use of his legs forced him dig down and find his inner strength. Knock him down and gets right back up no matter what challenge he’s facing. He refuses to be limited by or let anyone limit him because of his disability. Even though he’s burned badly by the people closest to him, Jason hasn’t let himself be hardened. Instead, he chooses to rise above with a grace and understanding beyond his years. He may stumble a time or two, but his heart remains as wide open as the Texas sky he grew up under.

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Logan Huntzberger

Some people live in black and white. Then, there are those like Gilmore Girls wild child Logan Huntzberger who live in screaming color. With a carefree spirit and more money than a Rockefeller, Logan has earned quite a reputation as a reckless playboy only concerned with planning his next party, jetting off to exotic locations, and seeing how much trouble he can get into without getting arrested. However, under that trademark smirk and wiseass attitude lies a kindhearted man trying to find his own way in the world. He has an incredibly big heart, and, when he less you in all the way, he’d lay down his own life for those he loves. Logan’s far from perfect, but that is why keep coming back for more. Perfection is boring, and he is anything but.

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Dean Winchester

When it comes to building the perfect rebel without a cause, Supernatural’s iconic demon hunter Dean Winchester pretty much checks off every box. He’s got the leather jacket, the classic car, and an extensive collection of classic rock. A little tortured and a little broken, he has repeatedly sacrificed his own happiness in order to save the world and innocent strangers from the darkest things hidden the shadows. He masks the pain with humor, a shot of whiskey, and a good time, which has led many to question if he takes anything seriously. However, what most don’t see is that feels the weight of the world on his shoulders so intensely it’s amazing it hasn’t crushed him. Yet, every day, Dean gets up, fires up the engine of his 67 Impala, and keeps on saving the world one monster at a time.

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Jughead Jones

Golden boy Archie Andrews may be the star of Riverdale, but it’s his sometimes-BFF Jughead Jones who is really getting all the attention. In a town where everyone’s dirty little secrets seem to spilling out all over the place, Jughead plays it close to the vest. He’s content to observe the world around him and record it all in his novel. He’s an enigma with a serious loyal streak and a snarky attitude you won’t be be able to resist unraveling. Who wouldn’t want to spend a late with him at Pop’s sharing shakes while hashing out the details of the latest small-town murder?

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