After watching endless new sitcoms and TV shows I come back to ‘Friends’ when ever I feel low. There is something so awesome about this sitcom that even after so many years it still remains the favourite among so many people. And that is probably because of the following reasons-
1. The Characters
All the characters in the show seemed so real that you could actually relate them to your own life. Their stories, their lives, ups and downs, everything. The issues seemed genuine and even today they seem so real.
2. They still make you laugh
An entire new generation grew up after that show but it still manages to make you laugh even though you’v watched the episodes like a million times and you know all the lines by heart.
3. The dialogues
‘How you doin?’, ‘Unagi’, ‘I Know!’,They have been used time and again by so many people. Hats off to the creative team for that! My favourite is
“YOUR TOMBSTONE COULD SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO SAY. IT COULD SAY, ROSS GELLER, GOOD AT MARRIAGE. MINE IS GOING TO SAY- PHOEBE BUFFAY, BURIED ALIVE” -PHOEBE
4. The story had real life issues-
This is one show that actually dealt with real life issues. Phoebe did not settle down until the last season because her father left her and her mother killed herself, showing that she had serious trust issues. Chandler had commitment issues because of his parents divorce.
They all touched a cord in our heart by facing the same problem that we all face in our day to day lives.
5. It still evokes the same emotions-
I still cry when Chandler talks to the girl from Ohio to convince her to let them adopt her baby. And when in the last episode they all give up their keys. I also can’t stop laughing when phoebe dances for chandler and when joey appear in that lipstick advertisement.
I know all these episodes by heart but every time I watch it I feel as if I’m watching it for the first time.
6. The story line was not predictable-
You never knew what twist or turn would come up in the next episode and that always kept you glued to the TV screen.