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7 Reasons Why Friends Was the Best Show Ever Made ...

By Gillian

There are so many reasons why FRIENDS was the best show ever on TV. Not only did we instantly fall in love with the characters but we also grew up with them. Could this show BE any better? Probably not. Here are some reasons why FRIENDS was the best show ever (according to me…)

1 The Characters

This is the number one reason why FRIENDS was the best show ever. The viewers relate to all of the characters in some way, as each character has their own funny moments that are unforgettable. Ask someone who their favorite character was on the show and I guarantee they will go back and forth a couple times.

2 Real Life Issues

This was one of the first shows that actually touched on serious and ‘real life’ issues. Each episode focused on some sort of drama between the friends or drama that the friends had got into. I remember being able to watch the show and translate their problems into my own and figure out how to properly fix it.

3 The Story Line Never Gets Old

I can still watch episodes and laugh, as the situations are still relevant. With story lines like trying to find your calling in life, finding the right kind of love, falling in love with a friend, how living with a friend can tear you apart and so on; these stories are still happening to a lot of us.

4 Shot in Front of Live Audience

Being able to hear a real live audience laugh at the jokes on a natural cue is very cool. If the writers wrote a joke that fell flat in front of the audience and just wasn’t funny, it was an easy fix. You could still do retakes and test out which jokes got the most real reactions.

5 Real Progression

The characters life seemed so real and progressed on a very natural note. I feel like I grew with Rachel, Pheobe, Joey, Ross, Chandler and Monica as I watched all 10 seasons over and over. The fact that love is found between the best friends was always a thought that I had for the show, and really felt natural.

6 Ross and Rachel Story Line

This has to be one of the best romance stories that has even been on a TV show. Not only is this story line realistic, but it can hit home for a lot of viewers. Ever since Ross fell in love with Rachel in high school, the viewers have been rooting for the pair to finally fall in love. Although we had to wait till the last episode to see the two fall in love and get together, it was well worth the wait.

7 The Guest Stars

Every time I watched the show I waited in anticipation on who was going to be guest starring. Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Christina Applegate, Sean Penn, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Tom Selleck, Hugh Laurie and many more. When Brad Pitt stared on the show, it was completely genius. Pitt played a friend of Ross’s from high school who was in a club that was dedicated to hating his then-wife’s character Rachel Green.

Not only did this show make us laugh, cry and sometimes have major frustration with their love triangles, the show made us all want to tune in next week. Who was your favorite character? Is there a line or an episode that you love to watch from now and then?

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