With over more than 200 episodes, 236 episodes to be precise, FRIENDS is always there for you, when the rain starts to pour, when it hasnt been your day, your week, your month, even your year, FRIENDS will be there for you, like its been there before, because you are there for it too.
With 10 seasons, it has made us laugh, cry and get engrossed in the lives of Ross, Raechel, Monica, Joey, Chandler and Phoebe. Its not just television, it is a phenomenal representation of our lives with diverse personalities in it that makes it so relatable.
To be very honest with my readers I have never felt more nervous than today as i fear my words will not do justice to our beloved show. I have watched it between homework, swimming classes, while traveling, while dancing and when not. The six charecters become your “friends” too. The youngest fans of the show still find it relatable 25 years after it premiered.
So if the sitcom is your lobster too, keep reading about the things you can totally relate to as a fan and i hope to make you finish with a smile by the end of it.
HAVING TO DECIDE IF ROSS AND RAECHEL WERE ON A BREAK
The core of the show is the love story of Ross and Raechel which takes us on a roller coaster of emotions with which we can totally relate to. The two extremely different personalitiesoves her, then she loves him, and finally they love each other. Remember how incredible it was to see them kissing after watching the prom video, but then they take a break (couldn’t they have actually just gone for frozen yogurt instead). Having to decide what was legit and what was not is the biggest question ever.
HEARING SOMEONE CRITICISE THE SHOW
Keeping my opinion aside when it comes to hearing someone criticise the show, I am sure all the die hard fans out there fume in anger. But with something that popular, there is a fraction of people coming with criticism, well let them go as you will realize they have no joy in their lives and wish them blessings.
TRYING TO PICK THE FAVOURITE ONE IS A TURMOIL
With all six of them being so relatable characters, it seems almost impossible to pick the favourite one. Joey is a flirt and a foodie, Chandler is funny, Ross is a nerd and yet lovable, Monica is the glue with an OCD, Phoebe is crazy and Raechel is a darling cassenova, how to select one, we want them all. But deep down we all know Raechel is your favourite (okay, maybe its Chandler) oh no, Joey it is.
HAVING TO CONVINCE OTHERS TO WATCH IT
Well apart from the critics out there, we know people who havent watched it and having to convince them to actually watch the show it the toughest thing ever. Making someone realize how great the show is and its worth is exhausting. Why do they exist?
DESPERATELY WANTING TO LIVE LIKE THE FRIENDS DO
The life of the friends feels so real that we sometimes feel jealous of not being able to live like they do.We want our own CENTRAL PERK Probably we dont look like actors, our parents wont let us move in with our friends and we cannot afford coffee daily. This becomes the moment of realization of reality but no worries as when you reach home, guess who is going to be there for you?
WATCHING THE SHOW FOR THE Nth TIME AND NOT GETTING BORED
Binge watching FRIENDS is the only thing i do when i am at my house. Irrespective of what mood I am in, there is always one thing on my mind and that is what happens next even if i have watched it for a zillion times. No new series or a movie seems to be good enough.
REACTING TO SITUATIONS WITH ROSS’S VERSION OF ” THE FINGER”
Someone just as obsessed with the show as I am, the phrases, the manners and the comebacks of the characters always lives with me. Just think, how many times have you spoken “OH MY GOD” in Janice’s voice (well you read it in her voice now as well), how many times have you used Ross’s version of finger or have called someone your lobster? My guess is: infinite.
HAVING A FRIEND WHOSE PROFESSION IS UNKNOWN
We all have a friend who is a transponster a.k.a Chandler, whose job is still unknown to all of us. We make up our own versions of their titles.
PIVOT, UNAGI, PHALANGE, BANANA HAMMOCK HAVE MEANINGS
Move on Oxford, wikepedia and webster, you dont know these words but we do.
Beginning from pivot, A MAN DUHH, MOO, MAC AND CHEESE to CRAP BAG these words have their own meanings that are only known to us and are kind of cool. And not to forget SEVEN SEVEN…….SEVENNNNN
SUFFERING THE NEED OF A REUNION.
There always have been rumours of a reunion and a movie in making but it nevar came true. As fans we always have wished to know what happened next to our Friends and how their lives turned out, but the ending of the show was just perfect and how it was supposed to be and there is no need to spoil the perfect ending by doing any reunion. We are blessed to know them and being a part of our lives.
Thank you FRIENDS for being there. We love you. Kudos for turning 25.