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Netflix Review: Friends from College

by Kasey Zielinski
Posted on Feb 19, 2018

When looking at the cast of Friends From College, the viewer would think that the one-season Netflix series had to be a knockout worthy of dedicating your weekend to binge watch it over  popcorn and wine. But, Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, and other extremely talented actors can’t seem to save the viewers from the mess that is the storyline.

 

Harvard alumni reunite in New York, as the core couple of the group decides to move back for work and to be closer to their friends. But, what the viewer quickly learns is that among the six friends, there is a massive affair that is going on within the small circle. This and the fact that the friends all went to school together seem to be the only thing that they have in common. The mishaps and mistakes don’t subside as the episodes go on, but become more and more painful to watch as the characters keep reeking havoc in their own lives instead of offering some fresh takes or lifestyle changes.

 

The series is not an entire flop, but there were definitely higher expectations for this show and it fell short. It is worth of taking a look at and progress through, but after a while it becomes frustrating watching the immaturity of the characters bleed further into what should be their professional, adult lives. The show’s good intentions seem to deem short of what is actually produced.