A New Generation of “Friends”
By CARLY LAPIDUS and SAM NEWMAN
Grab your friends because “Friends” is now on Netflix. The hit ’90s comedy on NBC starring household names, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, is now captivating a completely new generation.
“Friends” follows a group of twenty-somethings as they deal with jobs, relationships and each other. The series begins with Jennifer Aniston’s character, Rachel Green, leaving her fiance at the altar, causing her to rely on her only New York friend (who wasn’t invited to the wedding), for assistance. Monica Geller, played by Courteney Cox, welcomes Rachel to live in her apartment and join her friend group (#reunitedanditfeelssogood).
(Speaking of reunions, when will the characters of “Friends” reunite and on a side note what about High School Musical?)
Since “Friends” has been on Netflix, many have begun to binge watch the series and join the show’s gargantuan fan base.
“I watched ‘Friends’ on Netflix because I had seen previous episodes on Nick at Nite,” said “Friends” enthusiast junior Chloe Citron. “I love Netflix. I don’t watch TV anymore, only Netflix.”
People who watch “Friends” on Netflix don’t see the show as one that was on in the ’90s, but rather a show that remains current today.
“It is not a generational show, I can talk about it with my mom because she watched it when it was on and now I watch it,” said junior Alexis Corbin. She says that a constant discussion in her house revolves around who is the better character, Phoebe or Chandler?
Teachers are also ecstatic that students are partaking in something that they enjoyed many years ago. Ms. Kakounis, an avid “Friends” viewer said, “‘Friends’ was the best show. I fully support it being passed on to posterity.”