Friends: Season 8 (2001 - 2002)

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Season 8
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2001
2
Air date: Oct 3, 2001
3
Air date: Oct 10, 2001
4
Air date: Oct 17, 2001
5
Air date: Oct 24, 2001
6
Air date: Oct 31, 2001
7
Air date: Nov 7, 2001
8
Air date: Nov 14, 2001
9
Air date: Nov 21, 2001
10
Air date: Dec 5, 2001
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In the eighth exceptional season that won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Friends continues to play at the top of its game with these 24 outstanding episodes.

Critic Reviews for Friends Season 8

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

[This finale was] difficult to believe as a plot movement given Rachel refused Joey's marriage proposal a season earlier, but this episode is saved by...Chandler and Monica trying to conceive but being sprung by her father...

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Heading into its ninth and most likely final season this fall, ''Friends'' has taken every cliché from the ''very special episode'' handbook and through some alchemy of good writing and performing turned hackneyed ideas into funny, energetic, fresh shows.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Season eight is inconsistent, but its highs are oh so high.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the reasons Season 8 works so well is because, possibly more than any other season, this one relies on the ensemble to react as a whole to certain events as opposed to splitting everyone off into little subplots.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Friends fans always loved Joey, but this season finally made him a real human being with feelings.

Jun 26, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The familiarity factor can't be discounted, but give Friends more credit: It's reliably amusing.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Friends has been criticized...for its non-realistic depiction of New York....[but] we are learning that not every show must -- or perhaps should -- correspond to social reality.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Friends: Season 8

  • Jun 15, 2020
    This is where they go down a bit but still great. 'The one where the writers run out of ideas and made Rachel-Joey storyline' -The Good Place It was all about Rachel's baby and love the ones I was hiking in Barcelona story My full review of entire series- I am a gen z 2000s kid and have heard a lot about 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S'. Never gave it a try because it looked the most 90s show ever, and yes it is. Pandemic happened and everybody is worrying and panicking, so I said I will try to watch a sitcom to forget about all the sh!t around me. I watched friends as it had the highest ratings. God was I addicted, 236 episodes in 65 days, people have done better than me but for me this is a lot. Even when I wasn't watching the show I was laughing while playing the clips in my head. Many complain for the use of laugh-track but I see no problem with that, it is a scientific fact that if others laugh around you, you too break into laughter ( I am pretty sure this was the reason old sitcoms had those) My most laugh-out-loud moments that I felt didn't reach high internet fame were -Chandler and Joey with Ben, and Chandler says 'what kind of scary-a$s clown came to your party' -Joey going to Rachel Boss and asking why he wanted to buy Rachel's daughter -Janice showing up In all these scenes I fell from the place I was sitting in laughter I have already made so many great memories with the show, Janice showing up as she dates Ross, I screamed Ohh Myy Goooddd! in the most Janice way possible. My parents on the other room starts scream as to what happened to me. I remember a time when I was having great agony and started watching an episode and just forgot everything I was going through. It actually felt like having Friends in Real life. I knew everything, every secret, every little detail that another friend knows. Loved every stereotypical roles they had, Joey getting dumber as seasons progress was a wise decision as Dumb Joey had more comedic moments that will stick with me forever. Early Jo felt a weaker version of Chandler's Sarcasm. Phoebe being the different friend was fantastic as she brought something different, idk what but she's different and love these kind of characters I relate to mostly Chandler's comedy Ross's geekness Joey's idiotic remarks ( I still regret some of my idiotic moments) Definitely ganna rewatch the show in future and ganna watch it with more time so I live in the friends world for longer One the best time passing shows I have ever seen. All I know is that I will always have Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Dr.Drake Ramoray and Ragina Phalange to make to laugh.
  • Mar 17, 2020
    This season was GREAT! Definitely should watch it! I loved it, and of course, the ending!
  • Nov 25, 2019
    This season just has way too much of Joey. Joey who has in my opinion always been the weakest of the six friends I never minded him before because he wasn't being overused so he still blended in with the others just fine and he made me laugh just enough so I still loved him regardless. But this season gave him way too much spotlight and his crush on Rachel thing just didn't work out at all and is easily the worst and unfunniest thing Friends has ever done. However on to some positives because this isn't a bad season in the slightest. Rachel's pregnancy was a really good idea, Ross is brilliant in this season, Phoebe, Rachel and Monica continue doing what they've always done which is being awesome and Matthew Perry as Chandler is just perfection every line of dialogue this character says is downright hilarious and to me Chandler is the greatest sitcom character of all time.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    Just an amazing dynamic though the six friends.
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Rachel being pregnant isn't as funny as they had hoped but the show is still hilarious overall.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    The show arguably peaked at this season. The two following seasons could not compare to the ones before it. This season brought good laughs and that's more than anybody can say for some other seasons.
  • Jun 26, 2019
    Essa com certeza é minha temporada favorita.
  • May 20, 2019
    I love how the writers choose to play out Rachel's pregnancy. Perfect. They did not over do it. They did not put a joke at unessessary timings. Yet the focus was not ONLY on her. Great job ð???
  • Nov 04, 2018
    A série ainda continua hilariante e divertida, embora o Joey continue extremamente ignorante e burro (não perdendo, claro, o seu charme). De quaisquer das formas, amei esta temporada. Destaques para os episódios "The One With The Red Sweater", "The One With The Videotape", "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby Part 1" e "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby Part 2".
  • Jan 16, 2017
    Ahh, season 8. STILL a good TV show. A TV show usually gets stale after about 5-7 seasons. But Friends is sure rocking it through!

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