8.7
2,461 votes
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

9.12

Season 5 - Episode 13

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

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 202 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E22

#2 - State

8.61

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 #2 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 213 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E20

#3 - Mud Bowl

8.55

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 #3 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 218 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S4E5

#4 - The Son

8.47

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 #4 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 186 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S4E13

#5 - Thanksgiving

8.41

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 #5 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 174 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E12

#6 - Underdogs

8.33

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 #6 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 188 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E13

#7 - Tomorrow Blues

8.30

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 #7 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 180 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E4

#8 - Hello, Goodbye

8.26

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 #8 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 188 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S5E12

#9 - Texas Whatever

8.24

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 #9 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 171 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E1

#10 - Pilot

8.16

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 #10 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 445 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E16
#11 - Black Eyes & Broken Hearts
8.15
Season 1 - Episode 16

Due to racial comments from Coach Mac, the black players on the team refuse to play unless he is sacked.Julie is sucked deeper into the vortex as her friendship with Tyra develops. Matt tries to win Julie back.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 212 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E11
#12 - A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
8.08
Season 3 - Episode 11

Tyra is desperate and once again turns to Landry. Coach and Tami learn of a change that could dismantle the Panthers team. Tim sees another side of Lyla. Matt flips out when Grandma suffers an accident. Tensions escalate between JD and Joe.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 172 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E21
#13 - Best Laid Plans
8.07
Season 1 - Episode 21

Coach Taylor buckles under the pressure from Texas Methodist University. The news of his decision is not taken lightly by his family. Riggins faces the impending consequences of his relationship. Landry wonders whether he should tell someone about Tyra's situation.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 209 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S4E12
#14 - Laboring
8.06
Season 4 - Episode 12

Tensions in town run high as the Panthers/Lions game approaches; Coach tells Luke he won't be playing; Tami attempts to placate her detractors; developments both good and bad shake up the Riggins boys; Vince teams up with Kennard to seek revenge.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 173 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E17
#15 - I Think We Should Have Sex
8.03
Season 1 - Episode 17

After Julie reveals to Matt that she wants to have sex with him, Matt feels the need to put together something special. Tim clashes with his father.The Panthers are into the next round of the playoffs and looking solid.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 215 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S5E11
#16 - The March
8.03
Season 5 - Episode 11

Coach Taylor feels threatened as East Dillon faces serious budget cuts; Tami is flown to Pennsylvania for the opportunity of a lifetime; The Lions begin their quest for state; Vince becomes the man of the house again.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 169 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E9
#17 - Full Hearts
8.02
Season 1 - Episode 9

Smash continues to go the extreme to improve his performance. Rumors begin to spread about Tim and Lyla's relationship. Julie and Matt attempt to go out on a date but it is cursed from the beginning.The Panthers are in much anticipation for their upcoming game against the Gatling High.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 231 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E19
#18 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
8.02
Season 1 - Episode 19

With TMU trying to recruit Coach Taylor, Julie insists that she will not be moved away from Matt and Dillon. The quad rugby recruiters in Austin deliver some bad news to Jason. Riggins becomes friends with a single mother and her son.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 209 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E8
#19 - New York, New York
8.01
Season 3 - Episode 8

Tim is worried when Jason talks about leaving Dillon. Money troubles cause a riff between Tami and Eric. Tyra leans on Cash when things get tough, while Julie talks to her dad about Matt's idea.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 169 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E14
#20 - Leave No One Behind
8.01
Season 2 - Episode 14

Matt Saracen reaches at his lowest point. Meanwhile, Tami Taylor’s relationship continues to blossom with Tyra. Julie becomes envious. Landry has an admirer. Elsewhere, Smash seeks advice from Coach Taylor.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Friday Night Lights from 184 votes.

Last updated: apr 02, 2021

Comments

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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.

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

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

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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)

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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.

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best show I've ever watched!!!

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

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This show is my favorite , Best drama everr !

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

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rise and shine mr. benfranklin:D

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