The BEST Episodes of Life As We Know It

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

"Life As We Know It" is a show about high school life in Seattle, shown through the eyes of three teenage boys. Dino is the jock with secret sensitivity; Jonathan is an artist who sees life through a camera lens; and Ben is the A-student who will still never make his parents happy. The three are fast friends, and always talk about their favorite subject: girls. The series was based on British author Melvin Burgess' controversial novel "Doing It".

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Natural Disasters

#1 - Natural Disasters

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 2, 2004

After Jonathan and Dino find out about Ben's relationship with Ms. Young, Ben grows weary of living in secrecy and begins to develop feelings for someone his own age- to which Ms. Young reacts badly. Jackie makes a new friend from an unlikely place.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Joel Madison
With a Kiss, I Die

#2 - With a Kiss, I Die

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 9, 2004

Ben's feelings for Ms. Young begin to change after he sees an old friend in a new light. Dino struggles with his desire to have sex, and his lack of attraction to Zoe. Jackie is on the rebound. And Michael and Annie continue to move apart.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: John Peters
Writers: Allison Adler
Family Hard-ships

#3 - Family Hard-ships

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 16, 2004

Dino gets a job when he realizes he can't rely on mom and dad to pay for everything, but a coworker he meets may have an agenda towards him. Ben's fast-living older brother Sam comes to town for a visit, but it becomes apparent that the brothers have little in common. Michael and Mia find themselves in a new kind of relationship.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
A Little Problem

#4 - A Little Problem

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 6, 2005

Jackie decides to run for student body president, but struggles to find her inner "school spirit." Dino continues to deal with the many problems in his life; from friends to girls to his parents separation. Mia and Micheal have to make decisions when secrets are told. And yet more problems for Ben with his complicated relationship with Sue and the breakup with Ms. Young.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Engler
Writers: Leila Gerstein
Breaking Away

#5 - Breaking Away

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 13, 2005

Tensions increase as Jonathon decides to make a move on Sabrina, but that turns out to be a BIG mistake. Jackie and Dino try to patch up their relationship by being friends first. Ben and Sue are confronted by their parents, who finally find out the truth about Ben and Ms. Young. Dr. Belber does his best to relieve the stress of half of the Whitman family.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Rodman Flender
Writers: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah
You Must be Trippin'

#6 - You Must be Trippin'

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 20, 2005

The Sophomore Ski Trip is on everyone's minds this week. Ben and Sue scheme to spend time with each other without Mr. Miller finding out, but they get a taste of their own medicine when Mr. Miller makes a guest appearance. Dino tries to focus on Jackie while being bombarded with the temptation of other girls. Jonathan and Deb finally break apart, realizing that each should move on. However, Jonathan has trouble moving on.

star 9.33
3 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Luvh Rakhe
Secrets and Lies

#7 - Secrets and Lies

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2004

Dino wants to move to his father's new apartment as his relationship with his mother hits a new low. When things at home get to be too much for Jackie to handle, she turns to a support group for help. Ms. Young gets possessive with Ben, and Jonathan witnesses something shocking.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Melissa Carter

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2004

All Dino wants to do is have sex with his girlfriend Jackie, but she isn't ready. Jonathan wants to have a secret relationship with Deborah. Ben is hopelessly infatuated with his teacher.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Michael Engler
Writers: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah
Pilot Junior

#9 - Pilot Junior

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2004

Dino's secret about his parents' marital problems weakens his relationship with Jackie. Jonathan makes a scary discovery, and Ms. Young makes a surprising move on Ben.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Michael Engler
Writers: Donald Todd, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah
The Best Laid Plans

#10 - The Best Laid Plans

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2004

Dino is on a mission to get back together with Jackie, but does she want to be back with Dino? Ben and Ms. Young try to find a way to get some alone time. Deborah shares a shocking admission to Jonathan.

star 6.60
5 votes
Directors: Michael Engler
Writers: Allison Adler
Partly Cloudy, Chance of Sex

#11 - Partly Cloudy, Chance of Sex

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2004

Dino quits the hockey team in protest of his coach's relationship with Annie, which sparks trouble at home. Ben and Ms. Young find a way to be together. Jonathan is insecure about his relationship with Deb, and Dino meets a new girl.

star 6.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Donald Todd