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Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Audience 2006

In Dillon, Texas, high school football brings the community together as the drama of small town life threatens to tear it apart.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights - S5E13

#1 - Always


Season 5 - Episode 13

The Taylors face several decisions that could change their lives forever.

The episode was rated from 202 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E22

#2 - State


Season 1 - Episode 22

The rumors about Coach Taylor leaving the team at the end of the season get a boost when an inside source decides to speak up. Meanwhile, the Panthers are preparing themselves for the state championship.

The episode was rated from 213 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E20

#3 - Mud Bowl


Season 1 - Episode 20

A chemical spill near Dillon High School forces Coach Taylor and the Panthers to seek another facility in which to play the crucial State Semi-Final game.

The episode was rated from 218 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S4E5

#4 - The Son


Season 4 - Episode 5

Julie, Landry, Coach, and Tami rally around Matt in a time of crisis; Vince endangers his rising star as a football player by engaging in criminal activity in order to support his family; Becky and Tim grow closer.

The episode was rated from 186 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S4E13

#5 - Thanksgiving


Season 4 - Episode 13

The Taylors host Thanksgiving dinner; Coach tells Vince he has to be more selfish; Tami must make an apology; Julie and Landry are surprised by a visitor from their past; Tim makes a difficult decision; East Dillon rallies around the Lions.

The episode was rated from 174 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E12
#6 - Underdogs
Season 3 - Episode 12

J.D.'s dad has to deal with child protective services after his fight with J.D. Tyra realizes that life isn't fair and that she needs to do whatever is necessary to get in to college. Matt and Tim prepare for the last game of their high school career: The Texas State Championship.

The episode was rated from 188 votes.
Friday Night Lights - S3E13
#7 - Tomorrow Blues
Season 3 - Episode 13

Five months later, Coach Taylor's contract is up for review on Billy and Mindy's wedding day. Tyra grows anxious about her waitlist status. Matt leaves Grandma Saracen and Julie behind to attend college. Tim and Lyla question their future together.

The episode was rated from 180 votes.
Friday Night Lights - S3E4
#8 - Hello, Goodbye
Season 3 - Episode 4

Tami embarrasses herself with the superintendent. Tyra breaks with Landry to take up with Cash, the new bad boy in town. Julie advises Matt who is upset with his mother who has come to help with grandma. Smash has an emotional goodbye with Coach.

The episode was rated from 188 votes.
Friday Night Lights - S5E12
#9 - Texas Whatever
Season 5 - Episode 12

Coach Taylor is offered a deal he can’t refuse; Tim assesses his future plans when an old flame returns to Dillon; The fate of East Dillon’s football program is decided.

The episode was rated from 171 votes.
Friday Night Lights - S1E1
#10 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1

A newcomer coach Eric Taylor finds himself helming a promising high school football team, the Dillon Panthers, that has a real chance to make it to the top.

The episode was rated from 445 votes.

Last updated: oct 24, 2021



This might possibly be my favourite TV Drama ever. Coach Taylor might just be the most upstanding man to ever appear on our TV screen.


Love this show and its characters. I've even grown to understand and possibly watch some real football this Fall.


Very few shows can pull at my heartstrings like this one does. You can't help but fall in love with it.


Arguably my favorite "long runtime" drama I have ever watched, Friday Night Lights will appeal to most everyone in one way or another. There are so many characters, all who have so much varying depth and are really able to relate and connect to. Sure this is a "football" show. But it's also a family show. It's a show that focuses on all walks of life and really tries to dive into everyone individually. Every character evolves drastically over the five seasons, including Coach Taylor who is the pinnacle of any role model that was ever on television. He puts everyone before himself, even while the story backs him into tough situations, and the audience witnesses how he does what is best for everyone around him. The first season is my favorite season of any show I have every watched, but afterwards the story remains of equal caliber. Average Season Review: 8.8/10 Recommendation - Must See (for Everyone)


Great show when it came out. Not a 10 for me because of one of the seasons I didn't particularly care for but overall extremely solid.


best show I've ever watched!!!


I loved this show! It was one of the best I've ever watched!


This show is my favorite , Best drama everr !


Brilliant show, emotionally engaging.Clear eyes, full hearts, can't loose!


rise and shine mr. benfranklin:D

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