Friends: All 10 Seasons Ranked From Worst To Best

  
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As fans are well aware, Friends ran for 10 incredible seasons from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004, and has since become iconic both in terms of TV history and pop culture. Friends’ fans are extremely passionate and loyal, and can quote many episodes from all the seasons, but as is the case with any series, even the great ones, not every season was amazing. While there is no such thing as a bad season of Friends, it can’t be denied that some were definitely better than others overall. Take a look back at the beloved show with all 10 seasons ranked from worst to best:

10. Season Nine

Naturally, season nine of Friends had many unforgettable moments and episodes but, as a whole, it is remembered as the least liked season of the series. Season nine was the most disconnected of any of the seasons because of the initial confusion of whether or not it would be the last. After the writers and showrunners had already begun setting up the finale, the cast was talked into a tenth and final season, which means the plans for the season nine finale had to be abandoned. Unsurprisingly, by season nine it was more and more noticeable that the show had lost a lot of the charisma and magic that made it so amazing, and it was evident that everyone was basically ready to move on. Most of all, the season will always be remembered as having the absolutely awful storyline in which Joey and Rachel fall for each other, and the awkwardness of the pair and their lack of chemistry is forever burned in the minds of fans.

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9. Season Ten

There is no doubt that season ten will always hold a special place in the hearts of Friends’ fans, but it certainly wasn’t a standout when compared to most of the seasons that came before it. If it was noticeable that the show had run out of steam in season nine, than it was never more obvious in season ten that it was only being done for the fans. Season ten was shorter than the others because it was the only way the stars would agree to come back, but one of its biggest faults was its dramatic highs and lows. Some moments felt like “classic Friends” moments while others seemed forced and unnecessary. While it was not one of the best seasons, it did give audiences an emotional and well-rounded ending that the show and fans deserved and of course included a lot of Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan which brought a fresh and fantastic new energy to the exhausted cast.

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