I know it’s gonna sound soooo lame, BUT there is no way that there is a more significant tv show than Friends. Every time I feel a bit lonely or just want comfort there is nothing that cheers me up like watching an episode of this glorious show.
Fun Fact: The original title for the tv show was supposed to be “Friends Of Our Lives”.
Now about this fun fact, I think ,although the title Friends was a much easier and popular name, the original name was right on point! One of the true powers of the show is that once you start watching it, you seriously have the impression like these characters are part of your life they become your Friends. You relate to them and you feel for them, and somehow it makes it all ok.
Each character brings a special something to the story line and obviously to the meaning of the show it self..
The strict restless Monica, the one that always looks like she has got it all together and always needs to be in control when she really just is a warm kind person who is just a little bit too obsessed with pleasing everyone around her. Nonetheless she remains this amazing caring freaky friend we all wish we had, because her being so in control means we get to relax and enjoy her presence.. and an exquisite well cooked meal!
Oh well, I don’t even know where to start! Chandler the joker, the hilarious man that uses sarcasm as a way to hide his own weirdness. That same weirdness is the reason why you can’t help but adore him. As a girl in her 20s I can just say he is all I would look for in a guy: charm, love and fun.. so much fun.
The misunderstood singer and psychologically challenging Phoebe Buffay. Not only she is insanely amusing and her songs are so catchy (I have found myself singing Smelly Cat in the most unexpected moments) but she is the ultimate weirdo and every time I watch the show I wish I was more like her: funny and in touch with the universe.
Anyone watching the show for the first time would find Rachel annoying or snobbish.. Well the reality here is that if you’re a girl you end wanting to be her and if you’re a guy you’re going to want to be with her. Anyway you put it she is the real deal. Her journey through the show is probably the most inspiring at least from my point of view. She is THE strong hot woman, her life is a roller coaster and she manages to live through it with just a little help from her friends.
We all have that one friend, that one friend who has the worst luck in the world, that friend who always means well but somehow finds himself in the most terrible situations. Ross represents all that! Also his passion for Paleontology makes him the know-it-all of the group, the sort of thing that really pisses you off but that you end up finding useful when you least expect it.
Joey‘s catchphrase is known worldwide! He represents the 90’s stud, a mixture of hot and dumb while still managing to be a truly wonderful human being. When needed he is the first one there and he would do anything to make his family and friends happy. His confusing acting career makes him the perfect example for a young adult in his 20s who’s struggling to find the right path.
These beloved characters are the main reason why this show worked and still works so well. In all of this I do not want to forget the writers and those who behind the scenes made this show legendary. The jokes and the clever lines make the show funny but in the end it’s the adventure of these 10 years of their life that draw you in.
If you ever feel lonely this is my number one advice.. watch a little bit of Friends. You won’t regret it because they’ll be there for you.