Yes, F.R.I.E.N.D.S! This same thing again. But why? Because that’s the thing about this show. That’s the impact the show and the makers and actors have left on the viewers. You just can’t get over it.
Friends is a show which doesn’t have an ordinary fan base. If you begin to compare the show to the sitcoms that arrived much later in the television industry, imagine the graphs of their fan following, you will get far more diversity when it comes to Friends as the show itself has to offer. A person born in the nineties has loved the show, a millennial has seen the show and children born in the past three-four years will soon hear about it from their occasionally nostalgic parents.
Being a dedicated follower (lover, whatever) of the show myself, I have come up with a list of 6 reasons as to why F.R.I.E.N.D.S deserves the title of the ‘The Best Show Ever’.
1. THE UNDENIABLE RELATABILITY WITH THE SCENARIOS
While watching and binge-watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S, I all saw some parts of myself in each character. The other parts were fulfilled by the people in my life. Be it, my friends, best friends, cousins or exes, while judging them I could always equate them to one of the characters in the show. Every situation seemed so inspired by real-life problems that it became automatically worth empathizing with the characters.
2. THE PROGRESSION OF THE SITUATIONS
At no point during the show would you feel that the story is just stuck with something. The storyline is constantly moving forward and you only find yourself growing along with it. Be it the contagious on-again-off-again relationship of Ross and Rachel or the charming affair of Monica and Chandler, everything got its fair time and pace during the show.
3. DAMN THOSE GUEST APPEARANCES!
Okay, I wasn’t born at that time but I won’t believe you if you say that you weren’t drooling over Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt and the other major guest stars who appeared on the show. I look at these people now and can only imagine what must have been the scenario on the sets back then. Not to mention, that was one lucky audience who got to see their favourite stars live!
4. THE LEGACY THEY LEFT BEHIND
Even though the show seems old news now, it hasn’t lost its charm like other shows from the 90’s. If you try to watch sitcoms from way back, it won’t be easy to laugh at them. It gives you a slice of the life in the 90’s and it isn’t hard to gel with the ongoing situations.
5. ACTING SKILLS
There is absolutely no denying the fact that F.R.I.E.N.D.S had the aptest casting ever. The on-screen chemistry was a huge evidence that the actors didn’t just have a great off-screen relationship but were professional too.
6. THE IMPACT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE
Some people argue that F.R.I.E.N.D.S isn’t even funny. I am sure the writers didn’t want this kind of feedback in the first place that’s why they chose to shoot the entire show in front of a live audience. The audience couldn’t have been naive enough to laugh at ‘not-so-funny’ jokes.
These were my opinions or arguments for why I consider F.R.I.E.N.D.S as the Best Show Ever. Besides, there is bound to be something strong about the show that it became such a trendsetter and is being talked about till date.
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