The hit series Friends premiered on September 22nd, 1994. 10 years later on May 6th, 2004 the series came to an end. After 10 successful seasons, Friends is in syndication on TBS, MTV, and many other networks. Friends is arguably one of the most successful comedy series in American history. Many fans hope that another series will emerge with similar qualities to Friends, or even a possible reunion. Jennifer Aniston has her own thoughts on a possible replication of the series.
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The cast members of Friends are often asked about a possible reunion. Aniston’s most recent response to the repetitive question was that it is impossible, and won’t happen. Many people criticized this response from Aniston, but here is how she explained herself. Aniston told the Huffington Post “It just wouldn’t work nowadays. We were jokingly saying that if Friends was created today you would have a coffee shop full of people that were just staring into iPhones, There would be no actual episodes or conversations.” Many fans were disappointed to hear this from their beloved Rachel. Follow up comments from other cast members also agree with Aniston’s opinion.
As a huge fan of Friends, and full supporter of a reunion, I am disappointed to hear this from the cast members. However, I cannot help but to agree with Aniston. She talks about devices disrupting our lives, and what our society was like before them. It’s difficult to think about a time before iMessage, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Aniston continues her discussion with the Huffington Post describing how her life has been affected by devices. I think that the point Aniston was attempting to make about Friends, is that it was a show that is impossible to replicate. It was so special because of the powerful bonds between six friends, which occurred before the technological era that disrupted human interaction. Reluctantly, I agree with Aniston’s point. How can we go back to a series where six friends meet in a coffee shop every morning without the disruptions of our technological devices? It is simply impossible. Friends is special for this reason, and nothing will be able to change that.
To read more about the interview with Aniston on the reunion subject, check out this link.