Ah yes, the classic "I've never seen the show and I think it's like this so I'll stereotype it and rip on it."
The first season was really cliche but since then it's opened up to a lot more than that.
But hey, why change your pre-conceived notions about it.
Should I change my mind about "The Vampire Diaries" or is that still the type of show that showcases teenage characters inflicted by Vampirism?
Should I change my opinion about "Desperate Housewives" or is that still a show about the trials and tribulations of upper-class white women and their daily travails in Suburbia?
Should I change my mind about "CSI - Miami" or is still a spinoff of a show starring a terrible shtick-actor and a tired, protoypical theme exhausted by its predecessor?
Shows evolve. I get it. Sometimes they change for the worse (Lost, Desperate Housewives to name a couple) Plotlines stay essentially the same no matter how much the characters or themes may change.
"Friday Night Lights" targets a certain segment of the population. I don't fall into that category. Further, because I am trained in the field that I am trained in, I can find very few examples in history regarding anything that takes place in a high-school setting as being even remotely decent. "The Breakfast Club" is about the only one that comes to mind.
For the record, I have seen a few episodes early on and I made my judgement. So I haven't watched in five years. It's not my job to continue to give shows "the old college try." It's their job to give me a product worth spending my time on and they didn't. The show could win Emmy awards for all I care, it's still high-school drama material.