I guess I should prement this by saying I just recently became a fan of FNL. I've watched every episode that has aired and some of them more then once. I've become a huge fan of the show and sad to see it ending. With that said, part of me is glad that its leaving. In my opinion, season 4 was not nearly as good as the previous 3. I understand that they were trying to keep the show fresh by bringing in new characters but I just didn't feel connected to them as the old characters. For 3 seasons we lived and breathed with Six, Saracen, Julie, Tim, Lyla, Smash, Landry, Tyra, Coach and Mrs T. We understood what made them tick, their dreams and heartaches. I understand its hard to just have that happen with a new bunch but I just don't feel that heart that I found in season 1-3. Maybe its just me. But even characters that remained from the previous seasons into season 4 just didn't feel right.
Take Tim for example. I loved the fact that he was helping Coach with the Lions but was not a fan AT ALL with the Becky Tim storyline. It probably has more to do with the fact that I'm not a Becky fan. I get that what they were trying to do, have a younger version of himself, so he can help that person out, but she just annoyed me. I felt like she was constantly throwing herself at him when he was making it clear that wasn't into that. It didn't feel like the old Tim that I had fallen in love with for 3 seasons. I only felt the old Tim when Lyla came to visit.
The originals are all leaving the show, and for me personally, those are the ones I fell in love with. This new bunch is nice but they don't enthrall me like the original cast did. I don't find the heart, the friendships. I want more "Texas Forever" moments. I want to feel that, I want to want that. I just don't get that, not anymore.
I would be sad to see this show go, but I'd rather it leaves on a high note rather then become worse and worse.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.