Thursday 25 April 2024

Why I still love watching Friends!

Friends isn't just a TV show it's a warm, fuzzy blanket of nostalgia, laughter and life lessons. I only started watching Friends when the last episode was shown on TV way back in 2004 and even then it took me a good few years to get into it. I was so late to the party but since then I think I have watched each episode about 10 times at least.

Central Perk from the series Friends

Why I still love watching Friends!

The Relatable Characters.
Each of the six main characters has a different personality, making it easy to connect with at least one of them. The clean freak Monica, the a quirky Phoebe, the sarcastic yet sweet Chandler, the geeky Ross or popular girl Rachel there's a character for everyone. I see bits of myself and my friends in each of them which makes it so much more relatable than other TV shows.

The Unforgettable Catchphrases.
One of the best thing about friends Friends is all of the catchphrases and one liners that have drifted into our everyday conversations. Who hasn't tried a Joey-style "How you doin'?" or shouted "Pivot!" while moving furniture? We were on a break!! Could I be wearing anymore clothes?, Unagi, Oh. My. Gawwwwwwd!, This is brand new information, He's her lobster, Joey doesn’t share food! They don’t know that we know that they know and so on and so on! I have used so many of these sayings in real life and then chuckle to myself because of Friends.

The Life Lessons
Friends delivers some valuable life lessons. It teaches us about the ups and downs of friendships, relationships, and the importance of finding your own path in life. It's not just entertainment it's a guide to being an adult!

The Nostalgia!
Watching Friends is like travelling in time, taking us back to the 90s and early 2000s. The fashion, the hairstyles and even the technology (or lack of) remind us of a simpler time. For those of us who grew up during that era, it's a sweet trip down memory lane.

The Re-watchability!
Friends is endlessly re-watchable! No matter how many times you've seen an episode, it still manages to make you laugh and feel warm inside. It's the kind of show you can turn to when you're feeling down or just need a good laugh.

The Love Stories!
Monica and Chandler, Phoebe and Mike, Chandler and Janice, Ross and Emily, Monica and Richard and of course Ross and Rachel! Friends gave us some of the sweetest love stories in TV history. 

The Endless Laughter!
One of the most obvious reasons why I love Friends is the sheer hilarity of it. The humour in this show is like a fine wine, it gets better with age!

Both of my girls now love Friends, Becky especially! She has so many things in her bedroom which are Friends related. Lamps, blankets, Funko Pops, Lego, mugs, duvet sets and even a Monopoly set!

You can’t beat the classics can you? Joey has to be my favourite with Phoebe coming a close second. I know most of the episodes word for word and I think my favourite has to be "The One Where No One’s Ready!". Could I be wearing any more clothes? hehehe or The One with the Embryos, that should have been called "The One with the Contest.".

Do you like Friends? What is your favourite episode?


  1. I watched Friends only once, but I understand why you would like to watch it again and again. It is a lovely show for all the reasons you mentioned.

  2. I need to watch Friends. I bought my daughter the whole series for her birthday so it's in our Amazon library. She loves it and went to the Friends Experience here in Seattle.

  3. Oh yes I LOVE Friends and know just about every single episode by heart. In fact, my boys bought me my own boxed set of DVDs so I don't have to worry about where it's streaming anymore. I think our family's favorite episode is the one with Nestle Tollhouse and "you American's always butcher the French language."

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed this post! That show is my absolute fav. If I had to pick one episode, I think it would be the London episodes. I loved when Monica and Chandler hooked up, but I also really loved the episodes when she dated Richard. I love to watch this over and over again; it's the ultimate comfort tv!

  5. I haven't watched Friends but I have heard the Pivot reference and didn't know what it was about and now I do :)

  6. I have two favorite episodes of Friends. The one with the black out (I'm trapped in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre) . And the one where Joey wear's all of Chandler's clothes. I have Friends on every night as I'm going to sleep.
    My husband and I are going to a local winery in a few weeks for Friends Trivia. I'm so excited! We should hopefully do really well.

  7. I've watched Friends several times. But your article reminds me of me with watching The Golden Girls, I watch it at least twice a year. You're right about the Life lessons here.
    Visiting today from MMBC #1

  8. I loved watching Friends! I knew all of the episodes and had a massive crush on Matt LeBlanc Haha! x