The BEST Episodes of Friends with Better Lives

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020

Network: CBS

A romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi and Bobby are happily married with two kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility and more fun; Will is newly single and preaching the bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules and Lowell are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate has a successful career but may take a swan dive into the L.A. River when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged. When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering… who really has the better life?

Something New

#1 - Something New

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 26, 2014

Andi and Bobby try to take a last-minute "baby moon,” but when Andi misses Charlie and ruins the mood, Bobby complains to Lowell about the pitfalls of marriage, giving Lowell cold feet for his upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Will gets very drunk and hooks up with a woman who he realizes is much older than he thought.

star 7.95
288 votes
The Bicycle Thieves

#2 - The Bicycle Thieves

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 2014

Lowell joins Bobby and Will for a boys' night of debauchery, and Kate insists that Jules gets special treatment because she's hot. Meanwhile, Andi becomes insecure when she discovers that Bobby has Playboy models as patients.

star 7.80
346 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers:
Cyrano de Trainer-Zac

#3 - Cyrano de Trainer-Zac

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 19, 2014

When Kate isn’t impressed after she goes on a date with Will’s trainer, Will gives him some pointers and then takes credit for their amazing night. Meanwhile, Andi hires a gorgeous male nanny and tries to impress him.

star 7.73
322 votes
Yummy Mummy

#4 - Yummy Mummy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2014

Kate freaks out when she realizes she is dating a man with a daughter - until she finds out the daughter is old enough to date Will. Meanwhile, Rick points out that a playgroup dad is flirting with Andi, who then fears she is breaking up his marriage.

star 7.72
326 votes
Game Sext Match

#5 - Game Sext Match

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2014

Will tries to be more adventurous by sexting with his new date, and Kate catches Jules and Andi planning Jules' wedding without her.

star 7.70
395 votes
Pros and Cons

#6 - Pros and Cons

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 28, 2014

Kate accidentally sleeps with a male escort and tries to figure out how to take it back. Meanwhile, Bobby and Andi deal with an escaped rat in their attic and Will thinks Lowell has stolen his jacket.

star 7.49
385 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Kate VanDevender
Pilot

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 31, 2014

When Jules meets Lowell, the man of her dreams, during a whirlwind romance and decides to get married, her friends start to examine their own love lives. Meanwhile, to prove to Will that she isn't picky and shallow, Kate lets him set her up on a blind date.

star 7.25
531 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Dana Klein
Window Pain

#8 - Window Pain

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 14, 2014

When Will struggles to meet women on his own, Kate takes him to a bar and acts as his wingman. Meanwhile, Andi's pregnancy hormones heighten her sense of smell and her libido.

star 7.00
447 votes
Directors: Todd Holland
Writers: