The BEST episodes of Friends with Better Lives

Every episode of Friends with Better Lives ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Friends with Better Lives!

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?

Last Updated: 11/3/2023Network: AmazonStatus: Ended
Something New
277 votes

#1 - Something New

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/26/2014

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.

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The Bicycle Thieves
326 votes

#2 - The Bicycle Thieves

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/5/2014

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.

Directors: Fred Savage
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Cyrano de Trainer-Zac
310 votes

#3 - Cyrano de Trainer-Zac

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/19/2014

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.

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Game Sext Match
372 votes

#4 - Game Sext Match

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/21/2014

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

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99 votes

#5 - Surprises

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/30/2014

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Yummy Mummy
307 votes

#6 - Yummy Mummy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/12/2014

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.

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The Imposters
147 votes

#7 - The Imposters

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/30/2014

Bobby’s idea of a surprise gift for Andi doesn’t resonate with the friends, and Kate finally intervenes, showing him a few tricks in the process.

Directors: Rob Schiller
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Pros and Cons
364 votes

#8 - Pros and Cons

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/28/2014

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.

Directors: Fred Savage
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No More Mr. Nice Guy
144 votes

#9 - No More Mr. Nice Guy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/30/2014

When Kate persuades Jules and Lowell to set her up with their friend and promises to give him a chance, she wants to prove them wrong when they call her "un-setup-able." Meanwhile, after hearing that their neighbors don't like her and Bobby, Andi goes on a crusade to get involved in the neighborhood.

Directors: Bob Koherr
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486 votes

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/31/2014

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.

Directors: James Burrows
Writer: Dana Klein
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The Lost and Hound
196 votes

#11 - The Lost and Hound

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/30/2014

Lowell and Jules decide to adopt a dog, but Jules takes it to the extreme when she gets to the shelter.

Directors: Phill Lewis
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171 votes

#12 - Deceivers

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/30/2014

Will signs up for an online dating service, and challenges Kate as to who can find the better mate. Andi goes to extremes to get Charlie accepted into a posh preschool.

Directors: Todd Holland
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Window Pain
419 votes

#13 - Window Pain

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/14/2014

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.

Directors: Todd Holland
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