F.R.I.E.N.D.S (The TV Series)

In this space, we blog about the magical world of these 6 inseparable friends, featuring exclusively on HumorNetwork.

“We time traveled through the vast expanses of the universe, tirelessly looking into the records and video footage of parallel worlds, at the grand library of the inter-galactic comedy guild and we found this show making waves on Planet Sluzorkc. It had literally taken it by storm and the inhabitants were absolutely in love with Squallumosh AKA f.r.i.e.n.d.s (as you know it now).

We were pretty curious why, so we bought the rights for the show (after a lot of negotiation) to make our viewers back on Earth not miss out on this incredible adventure. Its a great show and I reckon you should watch it.”

-Nandini Kala, CEO

So, this blog will contain some video excerpts, interviews, cool trivia about the show, the stars, the crew and the people who made it all possible.

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The greatest friends we’ve ever seen. (R-L) : Joey Tribbiani, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Phoebe Buffay, Rachel Green, Ross Geller

Why should you watch friends?

Do you want to feel heavy pangs of laughter, discover the joy of sharing your life with someone so closely and discover something that you can always relate to? Then ‘friends’ - mother of all sitcoms is the perfect recipe for you! With the onset of a 20 something life, one can be confounded with the frustration and agony of being on your own, making a mark, carving out a fulfilling career, dealing with the failures, finding balance, joy , a satisfying love life and basically getting your act together. This of course leads us onto the bittersweet wagon of ‘reality’ which obviously bites as comes with its set of beautiful struggles strewn across our path. A path of amazing possibilities and bewilderment. This is a story of six really good friends in their twenties, trying to make their mark in the world.

These characters are simple with no extra fluff. The initially spoilt and privileged daddy’s girl Rachel who left her marriage at the altar and started her journey being a central perk (coffee house) waitress, ultimately comes out to be the most considerate person, the mother hen of the group. Perfectionist and neat freak - Monica (who cleans a toilet 12 times a day even when isn’t required). The eccentric hippie Phoebe, who has all the weirdness of the world and God knows how many languages she can speak. She done pretty much every crazy thing you can imagine from selling barrettes on the streets to giving birth to triplets who in fact are children of her step brother and his wife. Ross is a nerdy paleontologist and his first wife turns out to be a lesbian, during the second marriage ceremony he utters the wrong name at the altar which leaves him facing singlehood with phenomenal reluctance. Despite everything he still believes in love. Joey is a struggling actor(giftedly bad at that) attractive, macho, smug yet dumb and adorable. He lives across the hall from Monica and Rachel and he can gulp down an entire turkey in a single sitting (and he’s not fat). Chandler is a wry observer of everyone’s life and his own, his father is gay and mother - a sexiest writer (no pun intended). He survives by virtue of his sense of humor. His profession is a mystery till date.

Each character starts growing on you and trust me, solving a math problem may seem easier than choosing your favorite character. If you weren’t raised up as a 90’s kid when internet was still in its infancy, you ought to binge watch and soak up some glory of timeless friendship. It may lack the drug -fuelled, clubbing, tech –savvy smart-phoned world that we now live in, but it tells you the beautiful story of people who slogged enough to grab some dinner with people they truly loved and enjoyed being with.

The whole point of watching it, is to drive the essence home — true friendship, togetherness, standing by people who mean a lot to us (no matter what happens). We all go through similar emotions, situations and confusion in our lives and relationships, so its a treat to find ourselves connected and engaged in this story throughout. It brings a profound sense of belonging.

It’s a plunge into the magical world of friends which will set you off on a whole new journey, unlike anything else. It will make you feel better about your personal journey and affirm the fact that it’s okay to be weird, to fail, feel discarded among other things like finding enormous joy and perpetual fun with your companions.

This show restores your faith in friendship, values and love no matter how cynical you are. But most importantly, f.r.i.e.n.d.s continues to re-instill the faith in us that everything will have a happy ending eventually and if it doesn’t feel that way, then probably it not the end. Above all, you get warm cuddles, roaring laugh riots along the way. So, don’t forget to tune in at 8:30 pm on HumorNetwork. Cheers!