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Friends Review

by Kaylee Golden
Posted on Oct 19, 2017

I’ll be there for you when the rain starts to pour. Just reading that sentence, many people can hum or sing along with the exact melody and beat. And that’s all thanks to a legendary, classic television show we all know and (maybe) love- Friends. Yes, we are throwing it back with our Netflix review this issue. It’s safe to say that by college most people have seen an episode or two of Friends. Usually because it’s what is on late at night when we are laying in bed flipping aimlessly through channels. However, can a person really say they’ve seen Friends without having experienced the ups and downs that come with the entire series? I mean, I don’t really think so.

Through the series we follow the lives of six best friends: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler, and Joey. These misfits are all so different that they are absolutely made to be friends. Everyone has their quirks, positives and negatives. Viewers ride along as the gang tackles new jobs, new relationships and the stresses of being in your 20’s and 30’s. The show was revolutionary in its time. It showed casual hook-ups, a gay relationship and children out of wedlock. Now these are all common in society, but when the show was first aired it was considered almost lewd and controversial.

The show’s cheesy but well-timed humor, sarcasm and interactions are what pull you in. But, the more serious topics such as divorce, love and cheating are what keep you coming back for more. There is a lot to be learned from this gang of six. It’s always a pleasant reminder that it’s never too late to do or be whatever you really want to and that’s it’s alright to not have your life together all the time.

I would give the show a 4.5 out of 5. Sure there are bad episodes, but there are also episodes that crack me up to this day. And I’ve watched the series from first to last episode at least four times. Take a chance and relieve your nostalgia for the 90’s with this golden oldie.