I had this thoughtful post all ready, then DrunkenBee nailed it with the HOT comment.
Damn! I read that Taylor Kitsch was an Abercrombie model. So there you go.
But seriously...what I like is how Tim is basically the mirror opposite of Jason Street.
Jason comes from a home where his parents are obsessed with Jason's football career, Tim's parents aren't even around.
Jason's a good boy who doesn't seem like he'd even consider tasting a sip of beer, Tim's a borderline (or actual) alcoholic.
Jason's girlfriend is the town sweetheart, her daddy the town King. Tim's girlfriend is the town's tart.
If Jason hadn't been in the hospital, you just know he would have been in church that Sunday morning. Tim was out shooting things.
Jason is everyone's hero, the guy all the other guys on the team look up to and respect, and he seems to know them as well (shown by how he explained Matt to Coach Taylor in that hospital scene). Tim is openly hostile to those he doesn't like (Smash) and it's clear that most of the team feel frustrated that his behaviour makes them weaker. He doesn't try to gain their respect and seems to care in the least if he gets or has it.
Jason was being courted by colleges, Tim expects he'll never get out of Dillon.
It's as if Tim realizes how far from Jason he really is, so he intentionally expands the differences between them. They are best friends, but they are the opposite sides of the coin.
Tim is by far my favorite character so far because he's got problems. To paraphrase Tolstoy, perfect guys are all the same; imperfect guys are imperfect in their own way.
And, well, yeah, he's HOT!
Edited by Suzie H, Oct 11, 2006 @ 10:38 AM.