Believe it or not, it was a whopping 19 years ago that the familiar charismatic bunch appeared on our television screens. The story of six lovable, yet slightly hopeless, 20-somethings making their way through life in the Big Apple, the cultural impact of Friends is going to be lingering like a sweet scent for years to come.
hairdressers may cringe at the thought of cutting another “Rachel” andtThe Rembrandts may only be remembered for one thing, but for us, the legacy that is Friends will be one filled with hilarious one-liners, dramatic love scenes and even the odd tear-jerking moment.
Whether you’ve debated about which character you would be or reminisced over favourite episodes, there is no denying that Friends has been one of the most influential TV shows of recent years. Dominating the screens as well as the most prestigious award ceremonies throughout their reign, the leading six got nothing less than $1 million per episode in the last two seasons. It was the fourth most watched season finale of all time with 52.2 million viewers (just in the US), was nominated for no fewer than 63 Primetime Emmy Awards and had an array of glittering A-List Stars including Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis and Reese Witherspoon.
There are some classic side-splitting moments during its 10 year reign but has the hit TV show done more? Have we learnt anything…important?
At nearly two decades old, we’re still not quite ready to stop watching the re-runs quite yet. With the constant whisperings of sequels, spinoffs and even feature films, we want to see Friends back! The sooner the better…