‘Friends’ still relevant after 25 years: Here’s why!

It has been 25 years since the iconic sitcom Friends came into our lives, and it remains relevant to this day. Here’s why!

In 1994, six friends began their journey on the small screen and ended it ten years later, but not before multiplying themselves into millions. This super-successful TV series had many viewers and tons of admirers, which helped it reach the place it is today.

The cast we always love

The always sarcastic and funny ‘Chandler’ (Matthew Perry), the smart paleontologist ‘Ross’ (David Schwimmer), the hot imbecile actor ‘Joey (Matt Le Blanc), the uncanny blonde ‘Pheobe’ (Lisa Kudrow), the sweet and sexy ‘Rachel’ (Jennifer Aniston), and the scrupulous ‘Monica’ (Courtney Cox) formed the cast of the show.

The show aired its ten seasons, and yet we wished there were more. Friends keeps you glued to the TV sets, and the popularity of the show can be judged by the fact that the repeats of it are still being shown on TV.

The series is a situational comedy that revolves around six friends’ lives and how they tackle the various problems in life without drifting the plot away from the show’s genre, which is comedy. Keeping a smile, they also ensure that it remains there on the face of the audience.

In one decade that belonged to Friends, it changed the orthodox rule of having friends. Everyone now craved to have a group like the one in Friends. Apart from the group, they probably wanted a girlfriend as hot as Jennifer Aniston, or have a sense of humor as breathtaking as Matthew Perry.

The curtain to the show fell in 2004, but its essence is still felt in the air. Watching Friends is still as enjoyable as it used to be before.

Awaiting a reunion

The die-hard fans are now waiting for season 11, showing their lives eight years from where the story ended.

Possible things that the fans would love in the new season would be Chandler and Monica facing a financial crisis, which lands them back to Friends‘ famous apartment in all the seasons.

Despite growing old, Joey is still single and living his Casanova life, and the “How you doing?” of his is still as charming as ever. Meanwhile, Rachel and Ross are married but always have that empty void that the group can only fill. Phoebe, who was married to Mike, is feeling lonely as Mike stays out most of the time after being a famous pianist.

These circumstances land up all of them together again to “Central Perk” where it all began.

Over the years after Friends went off the air, many sitcoms were made and were hits as well, but still, Friends remained the quintessential sitcom. Even after watching the repeats, it feels as if it’s your first glimpse at the episode.

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