8.7
2,434 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 Worst Episodes of Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights - S2E1

#1 - Last Days of Summer

7.52

Season 2 - Episode 1

Changes in the team force Dillon Panthers to work harder than ever before to achieve the same level of success they had last season. Losing Coach Taylor to TMU might prove to be their biggest setback. Tyra gets a shock visitor. Matt and Landry struggle with their everyday life, as it is not what they expected.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 206 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S4E10

#2 - I Can't

7.52

Season 4 - Episode 10

Riggins puts Tami in a tough spot; Julie asks a friend to dinner; Vince’s mom has a health crisis; Luke’s parents look for ways to help him; and Eric is urged to change his coaching style.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 170 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E13

#3 - Humble Pie

7.55

Season 2 - Episode 13

Coach Taylor hires Tami as the girls volleyball coach and enlists the help of Tyra. Smash has a confrontation at a movie theater and is faced with a dilemma.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 183 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E15

#4 - May the Best Man Win

7.55

Season 2 - Episode 15

Smash's hunt for a college football scholarship turns into something completely different. Tami comes across her high school boyfriend, whose job as a real estate magnate has brought him to Dillon, making Coach Taylor jealous. Jason is offered a life-changing opportunity. Riggins goes after Lyla this time using more unconventional methods.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 181 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E4

#5 - Backfire

7.58

Season 2 - Episode 4

Tim and Jason go to Mexico as Street hopes to explore experimental surgery. Riggins, who is worried about Street, turns to Lyla Garrity, who's busy helping a newcomer acclimate to Dillon. Meanwhile, Coach Taylor decides on a big career move that will change his life. A development in a police search deeply affects the lives of Tyra and Landry.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 189 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E5

#6 - Every Rose Has Its Thorn

7.60

Season 3 - Episode 5

Matt grapples with his mother, his emotions and Coach Taylor as McCoy garners more attention. Tami tangles with Tyra about Julie and Tyra's interest in Cash. Tyra experiences Cash's darker side. Erin disappoints Jason.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 159 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E12

#7 - Who Do You Think You Are?

7.62

Season 2 - Episode 12

Tami and Coach Taylor look into day care for Gracie, but find themselves having a tough time letting go. Meanwhile, Lyla starts working as a deejay on a Christian radio station and, despite being ridiculed by Tim Riggins, she is able to strike a chord with him. Elsewhere, Matt Saracen discovers that he is actually in love with his grandma's at-home nurse, while Brian "Smash" Williams learns that those close to him may not be ready for interracial dating.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 177 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E2

#8 - Bad Ideas

7.62

Season 2 - Episode 2

So many things have changed at Dillon High and the first day of school is the real test. Matt stands by as his world comes crashing down, while Landry still copes to make sense of his. All eyes seem to be focusing on Smash, while Tami tries to adjust to having a teenager and a newborn.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 199 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E1

#9 - I Knew You When

7.63

Season 3 - Episode 1

In the third-season opener, Eric fights to keep his job and helps Smash rebound. Elsewhere, Tami faces new challenges as principal; Tyra frets over college; Billy proposes; and tension escalates between Lyla and Riggins.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 179 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E7

#10 - Pantherama!

7.64

Season 2 - Episode 7

As college football scouts approach Smash, he must make a life-changing decision. Coach Taylor has set his sights on a potential addition to the team. Tami appoints Lyla and Tyra to be in charge of this year's Pantherama. Matt is living his dream, with his new cheerleader girlfriend by his side, but yet he is drawn to the live-in nurse. Julie turns her jealousy into a twisted relationship.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 189 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E3
#11 - Are You Ready for Friday Night?
7.64
Season 2 - Episode 3

Matt and Smash have a hard time listening to their coach as they prepare for their first game of the new season. Coach Taylor heads back to Dillon to check on his family and finds out just what is happening to the Panthers since he's left.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 193 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S5E8
#12 - Fracture
7.66
Season 5 - Episode 8

Coach fears he's beginning to lose his grip on the team. Tami worries that one of her students is being neglected. Vince alienates his teammates. Becky enters a beauty pageant.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 164 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S5E2
#13 - On the Outside Looking In
7.66
Season 5 - Episode 2

Eric realizes that the Lions' performance in the first game of the season hasn't satisfied everyone; Vince receives unexpected benefits from his status as a football player; and Luke's aggression on the field has repercussions.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 166 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S4E7
#14 - In the Bag
7.68
Season 4 - Episode 7

Despite some doubt, Coach makes Vince quarterback. Tami struggles to comfort Julie who's grieving over Matt's sudden departure. Tim has a confrontation with Becky's dad. Luke is badly injured. Landry makes a play for Jess.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 165 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E13
#15 - Little Girl I Wanna Marry You
7.69
Season 1 - Episode 13

The Panthers have only one more game to win in order to qualify for the play-offs. Smash's mother discovers something that could end his football dreams.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 220 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E6
#16 - How Did I Get Here?
7.70
Season 2 - Episode 6

Key evidence comes in implicating Landry; when Tami's sister visits to help her with the baby, she stirs things up in the house; Riggins must prove to coach Taylor that he wants to be a part of the team.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 194 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E9
#17 - Game of the Week
7.71
Season 3 - Episode 9

Tim returns to find both good and bad surprises. Coach has to change his plans and reluctantly supports Tami when she feels obligated to help Tyra out of a jam. Saracen has second thoughts and clashes with Shelby. Lyla and Mindy team up.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 178 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E8
#18 - Seeing Other People
7.72
Season 2 - Episode 8

As Smash sets out on his first recruitment trip, Saracen asks his cheerleader girlfriend for an open relationship.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 179 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E5
#19 - Let's Get It On
7.73
Season 2 - Episode 5

Coach Taylor returns to Dillon, but it is not an easy homecoming; the team must deal with conflict between Saracen and Smash; Riggins turns to Lyla for help in changing Street's mind about surgery.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 179 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S1E12
#20 - What to Do While You're Waiting
7.73
Season 1 - Episode 12

The Panther's fate is hung up on the result of a game between two other teams and there is nothing they can do about it.Meanwhile, there is tension at the Street's house because of the lawsuit they introduced against Coach Taylor.Matt's father has a hard time adjusting back to real life.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Friday Night Lights from 221 votes.

Last updated: feb 13, 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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