The One About “Friends: The Reunion”

Richard LeBeau
May 30 · 12 min read
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17 years after Friends aired its record-breaking series finale, the sextet reunited for a reunion special that premiered Thursday on HBOMax. Here, I delve into how the special came to be, the challenges it faced, and how well it honors the show’s legacy.

Author’s Note: I recently published a five-part series on the legacy of Friends in honor of its silver anniversary. Click here for Part I, in which…