Have you heard of the famous American drama series Friends? I mean how could anyone just not have heard about it, right? The drama series has been one of the most popular in the American TV industry for more than a decade. And, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that this drama series has ruled the industry for years, and even now it’s a household name!
The series began in September 1994 and it was aired on the NBC TV channel. The first launch of the series continued for ten years and there have been 10 seasons in the series with a bulk of 236 super hit episodes… And, who could forget that unforgettable opening song ‘I’ll Be There for You’.
Well, after many years the old memories are coming back! Everything related to Friends is back in news. Why because the Friends have reunited…
Really, the Friends Have Reunited?
The Friends’ reunion took place in May 2021 when all the key actors from the famous American comedy series got together and the reunion was aired on HBO Max. As they got together after many years on the sets on the sets of the TV shows like Friends Apartments, the Central Perk Coffee Shop, etc. they met guests who appeared on the show.
The main cast shared behind-the-scenes stories did several table reads and talked a lot about the older Friends episodes.
They played quizzes, talk about on-set stories, and also opened up about the bloopers. The reunion was an unscripted show and people from all over the world watched the series and the special reunion received massive ratings…
A Classic Sitcom Drama Series…
How did the sitcom series become so huge? Well, there are many reasons behind the success of this extraordinary drama series but more than anything else it was the storyline and the script which made it what it turned into, one of the most popular dramas in the 90s and early 21st century.
Friends went on to achieve matchless success and was nominated for 62 Prime Time Emmy Awards winning the Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002. The show also got ranked as the no.1 TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Times. In the year 2013, the drama series was rated as no 24 on the Writer’s Guild of America’s 101 Best Written Series.
The drama has also been ranked at no 28 as the most-watched drama series of all times. The popularity gained by this series is surely timeless and very few series have been able to make this much success…
An Impressive Storyline…
The series revolved around six main characters or six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York. The series began with one of the main characters Rachael Green, a wealthy and friendly woman who flees her wedding and finds her childhood friend, Monica, who is now a chef, she moves in with her…
Rachael becomes a waitress and meets a group of single friends at Monica’s house who are in their mid-20s. The friends include Phoebe Buffay, an eccentric and weird masseur, Joey, who is a dim-witted neighbor. The other friends include Chandler Bing, a sarcastic IT manager, and Monica’s older brother Ross Geller, a good-natured paleontologist.
The first episodes depict their lives together as they get to know each other and as Rachael settles down in the apartment. The later episodes are more comedic and interesting as they depict the adventures they go through and the career issues that Rachael faces.
Later on, there begin romantic relationships among the friends Monica begins to date Richard Burke, and Ross starts dating Emily. Also, the intermittent love story of Ross and Rachael is the most recurring storyline in the series. Ross and Rachael then have one child after their famous one-night stand. Chandler and Monica fall in love…
Overall, the comedy series had a touch of many different aspects of life to it like love romance, routine life, business, parenting, and much other stuff. The series also has homosexual themes and touches deep into the problem of love.
Production & Making of This Masterpiece
How it all began? How did the series come into being? That’s the main question. The series was the idea of Kauffman and Crane who presented the idea to Bright and initially the series was made under the name Insomnia Café but later the name was changed to Friends. The production began between November and December of 1993.
The series was produced by Bright, Kaufman, and Crane Productions in collaboration with Warner Bros Television. The distribution of the series was carried out by Warner Bros TV Distribution. When the idea got famous many other producers jumped on the bandwagon. The executive producers included Adam Chase, Wil Calhoun, Shana Goldberg, etc.
The drama has been called a result of the teamwork of the directors and producers. The recent Reunion of the series was directed by Ben Winston and produced by many producers including the main producers for the series like David Crane, Kevin Bright, and Kauffman.
The Unforgettable Actors!
The cast of the series has been absolutely dynamic and versatile and has been highly praised by critics from time to time. The amazing cast consists of top actors in the lead roles like Jennifer Aniston as Rachael, Courtney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, and David Schwimmer as Ross Geller.
Now let’s discuss the role and character of every actor in detail…
Rachel Green’s character was played by Jennifer Aniston. The character was created by David Crane and Kauffman while they were working on the script. Rachel appeared in 236 episodes of the series and she is introduced as the runaway bride who gets united with her childhood friend Monica.
Now, Monica Geller is the character played by Courtney Cox and she appeared in all of the 236 episodes too. She is a chef and known for her cleanliness and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is the younger sister of Ross Geller…
Ross is basically the main guy in the series, played by David Schwimmer. He is considered to be very intelligent and noted for his goofy but adorable nature. He is in a relationship with Rachel Green. Now comes Phoebe.
Phoebe is played by Lisa Kudrow. She is the daughter of Frank and Lily Buffay and knows several languages. She is a masseuse and musician and known for her eccentric behavior. Sometimes she is romantic but mostly offbeat.
The other two guys are Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing. Joey is played by Matt LeBlanc. Joey is an Italian American struggling actor living in NYC. He hangs out with his friends very often and is depicted as a dim-witted but good-natured young guy. He doesn’t like sharing food!
Chandler is portrayed by Matt Perry, and he’s an erotic romance novelist and a gay female impersonator. He is of Swedish and Scottish descent and is the only child of his parents. Chandler is Joey’s best friend. He is sarcastic and suffers from a lack of commitment.
Well, that’s the cast and characters!
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