Friends is one of my all-time favorite TV series. No matter which episode I watch, I always find myself laughing and enjoying the plot.
The show continuously resonates with a variety of audiences and is extremely likable because of it’s ability to address things that we all deal with in real life: embarrassment, sadness, rejection, joy, love, relationships, friendship, and more. For being a show that began in 1994, it is truly incredible that it still resonates so well with individuals of all ages in 2016.
One of my favorite episodes is “The One With The Sonogram At The End” because Ross, who I think is the funniest character, is the main focus. His wife, Carol, who left him for a woman named Susan, reveals that she is pregnant with Ross’ child. He has to decide whether or not he wants to be involved in the baby’s life. His childish, awkward ways at the sonogram appointment are hilarious. For example, he plays with the doctor’s cervix tool and pretends its a duck.
The main reason why I love this episode, in particular, is because it addresses serious and complex things in a humorous way. Some of these include relationships, parenthood, and both homosexual and heterosexual couples.
When thinking about why, exactly, I love the show I realized that its because it connects me to my past. I started watching Friends
in high school; when I watch it now, it’s nostalgic in a way. I fell in love with the characters then, and today I still find myself feeling like I am “one of them” when I watch it. If you can find a show that does that for you, then its definitely a good one to keep watching. After reading, The REAL Reason Why 20-Somethings Are So Into Friends
, I realized that I am not the only person who feels a deep connection to Friends
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