Not a very good season premier... although this show has a history of better season finales than season premiers anyway. But this one fell especially flat. The story lines are week, the jokes weren't up to par for this show, and there are a couple of things that were borderline ridiculous.
Monica's hair bit is one of the worst bits ever on this show. I mean, it's really bad, and not at all funny. It's almost embarrassing. Plus the wig they put on her is really bad.
I was on board with Joey and Rachel, but for some reason this episode prolongs the story too much and it turned me around on the subject. It's too bad, really. There was some really good material they could have worked with, but it just wasn't written well enough.