25 years is a long time for anything to trend and survive in the digital age. That’s how long the iconic TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S has survived in people’s hearts. The show which aired for 10 years became so popular that a 30 second commercial in 2004 during the 10th season would cost 1 million dollars. Coincidentally that’s the very same amount each character made per episode for the last season.
But did you know that when the initial episodes were aired, F.R.I.E.N.D.S was not that popular? Slowly, these 6 friends grew on the audience and to date, people will always claim this to be one of the best shows that they’ve seen. Here are some reasons why we feel everyone must watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S:
The story sticks to the title
The story was clear to what the show title suggests i.e. friendship. We all have a set of friends where someone is crazy, someone is a geek, someone is weird, and many more characters. But no matter what, we always stick by them. That’s what true friends are called for, right?
What we liked so much about this show is that they do not deviate from the title in an episode. None will only be about love or sadness. There’s always moments full of friendship.
What is true friendship? It’s when you can pull pranks, make fun of each other, have fights but still lookout for the other one when they are in trouble. Here too, you will see these 6 have good moments and some bad ones. But what makes it special is how they handle these situations and also manage to portray real friendship.
We all have at some point have had a failed relationship. Some have had one too many! Some people who only happen to date weird people and it never ends well. This weirdness has been portrayed in such an amazing way that it makes you look normal. They show that weird relationships can happen with anyone and hence there’s nothing wrong about it. (If you haven’t watched it yet, look out for a character named “Janice”. Her laughter will give you the shivers!!)
Love is all around even when you’re not looking for it
As someone who is in your late twenties or early thirties, falling in love sometimes takes a backseat as you’re busy creating a future by busting your ass 24*7. Here too, people fall in love in mysterious ways even when they’re not looking for it. If you think we’re lying, do watch out for two couples in this show that will define love in a new way.
They are all a big fat Family
Everyone has a friend or more. But only a few can say that those friends are family. We say this about these 6 characters is because they spend almost every day with each other even though it is for a brief moment. Whether it’s someone’s birthday, anniversary or even Christmas, they’re always together sharing life’s special moments.
What we liked here again is the story portrayal. Kudos to the writers who have scripted and weaved a magical story as such!
We all didn’t have the perfect childhood
As flashbacks go, F.R.I.E.N.D.S also shows the childhood days of all the characters. While one was too fat, one didn’t get laid too soon and the list goes on and on. But what makes it better is that every friend here had some embarrassing and saddening childhood moments which they share with everyone in the group.
I’ll be there for you
The soundtrack! When you begin watching this show, the theme song “I’ll be there for you” will mean nothing. But move ahead with 2 seasons and you’ll be humming this song for the rest of your life. It will always make sense and the song will remind you of this precious show titled “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”.
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