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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Final Installment #1- Friends TV Show

By: Morgan Blair


   My final topic is on the TV sitcom, Friends. Friends originally aired from 1994-2004, but it is still considered one of the greatest shows of all time. Over the next few blog posts, I will discuss the characters, the plot lines, and the cultural impact the show had.   

   Friends is a show about 6 friends attempting to navigate through their 20s, in the struggle to find success and happiness in life.  The show follows Rachel Green- a spoiled fashionista who is living on her own for the first time in NYC, Monica Geller- a perfectionist and control freak who acts as the motherly figure of the group, Phoebe Buffay- a quirky musician with a troubled past, Joey Tribbiani- a soap-opera actor and womanizer, Chandler Bing- an awkward sarcastic advertising exec, and Ross Geller- divorce-prone paleontologist/professor.
   The characters of the show are one of the many reasons this show is so relatable. Unlike a lot of TV characters, they seem like normal people and you can find aspects of yourself within each one, even if you can’t relate completely. The creators of the show, David Crane and Marta Kauffman, made sure that no character was more important than another. There wasn't a "Main Character," all 6 were equal (Although Jennifer Aniston was by far the most popular actress, they always made sure each of the 6 actors had equal air time.)
   Friends is a show that has withheld the test of time. Although it’s been off the air for more than 10 years now, reruns are still played on a daily basis and DVD sales continue to succeed. Also, Friends was added to Netflix earlier this year, which added to an even younger generation watching the show. The reason this show has appealed to different generations is because it’s a show about friendship and how your group of friends can change your life.
Video: "Summary of All the Episodes in 236 Seconds" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkbyYJCEirw

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