This post is not about friends. This post is about Friends. Yes, the gang: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey. 236 episodes over 10 years (1994-2004).
I just started season 8 through my first time watching the series. People always seem quite surprised that this is my first watch. I had a seen a couple episodes before here and there but never really saw the appeal.I finally started from episode 1. Even though it’s a sitcom, there’s nothing like watching it all the way through. Getting to know and love the characters is what makes the show stick. You don’t get Janice until you know Janice. There’s an underlying storyline that runs deep and you will be rewarded if you commit to it.
I can see now how Friends is such a core piece of Hollywood entertainment. It’s so timeless even though I’m watching it over 20 years after it started. The jokes are still funny and the people are still relatable. Everybody knows the theme song.
I’m glad I’m finally getting around to watching it. Especially since they almost took it off Netflix. I now understand all the Friends references, gifs, and memes. Watching a few episodes such a lighthearted and wholesome way to end a long work day.