Why FRIENDS Will Remain Our Favourite Show Ever!!


So no one told you life was gonna be this way…

And no one imagined that an American sitcom would become so popular that people would hang on to every episode of it even decades later! That it will inspire many more such shows across the world in times to come, but none would reach its stature. That 6 characters will become 6 household names amongst 20-30 year olds.

Such is the impact of a 10 season, 236 episodes series named FRIENDS, first aired in the September of 1994.

Ever wondered why ?

Your job’s a joke, you’re broke
Your love life’s D.O.A

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year, but..

But you know that you always have the full episodes of FRIENDS in your hard drive, which you can bank on in your dull days. No matter where you start from, which episode you watch, your mood is guaranteed to brighten. Even if you are down and dusted to the ground, FRIENDS will lift you up.

You’re still in bed at ten 
And work began at eight
You’ve burned your breakfast, so far
Things aren’t going great
Your mother warned you there’d be days like these
But she didn’t tell you when the world has brought
You down to your knees and

And you start to relate to the characters like it was happening to you ! And you know that you’ll survive it, ‘cause hey, Joey survives singlehood, Chandler survives unemployent, Rachel survives NYC, Monica survives infertility, Phoebe survives orphanhood and Ross survives 3 divorces !!

And you start to cry and smile at the same time as the episodes take you through a mix of emotions- a mix of characters and a mix of almost everything that someone can want and lose in life.

But the real beauty of the show is, even though it’s a sitcom, it is deep. I mean how can a show based on friendship, love, sacrifice, ambition, family…be just a comedy ?

Moreoever, every time you watch it, you have a new favourite character- they are all so flawless and flawed at the same time !

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

And F.R.I.E.N.D.S will remain in our hearts forever, ‘cause it’s there for me too.

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