Despite completing almost 24 years, it feels like only yesterday that a bunch of ‘Friends’ (Rachel, Joey, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe) came into our lives and showed us what true friendship means.
They also gave us a reason to burn with jealousy over their perfectly imperfect lives and how they managed to be with each other through thick and thin, in their luxurious apartments that we still don’t know how they got in the first place (since everyone was struggling with their jobs in most part of the show.) Yes, we are talking about our beloved sit-com ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’.
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I have seen every episode of the show a thousand times already, yet each time the song ‘I’ll be there for you’ plays on the TV, no matter which corner of the home I am in, I rush to go and watch the show. The point is, ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ will always have a special place in our hearts and we don’t think there’s any other show or bunch of characters that can leave such an impact on our minds.
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Having said that, we don’t think we are the only ones who think this way. According to Ranker https://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-sitcoms-in-television-history, ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ has been crowned as the greatest sitcom of all time and we feel it rightly deserves this accolade. And with this, it has left behind shows like ‘The Simpsons’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, and ‘Seinfeld’ to name a few.
This is not the only list and we are sure it won’t be the last to rank ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ as the number one show. Earlier, in a list released by IMDb, the show ruled the first spot in ‘The 30 Greatest Sitcoms of All Time’. These lists are proof that ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ rules our hearts like no one else and we don’t think there can ever be a show that will enjoy such cult status, although we hope to see such great shows real soon.
The show ran for a decade (1994-2004), the actors went home with huge paychecks by the end of the last season and the characters got their own happy ending. But, what stayed with us were the memories, which are still fresh in our minds like it happened yesterday.
Be it Ross’ hilarious ordeals with his lesbian wife and her girlfriend, Chandler’s annoying ex Janice, Phoebe’s insane songs, Monica and Chandler’s amazing love story, Joey’s love for food or the friends taking turns to ogle at the Ugly Naked guy; we don’t think we can get over this show ever, no matter how old we get.
As we remember all those happy memories, let’s listen to our favourite theme song of ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’…again!