Review Friends (1994-2004): One of the Best Sitcoms of All Time


The Friends series was a successful TV show from 1994-2004. The show, starring Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow can be said to be a success because it can last up to 10 years and is broadcast in several countries. Even now Friends have been watched a total of 100 billion times, no wonder this TV series has a lot of fans.

Friends can be said as one of the comedy series of all time because of the several advantages it has and is in the series. Friends tells the story of 6 friends who live in an apartment located in New York and experience various events in each episode. the six people were Ross, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Monica, and Rachel. Each episode of Friends always presents interesting and sometimes unique problems for the six people to face.

The strength of Friends and support as one of the best sitcoms of all time is in the characters they have in the series. Each character has its own color or character and is different from one another.

It certainly makes for an interesting and sometimes funny combination when put together. As it is known that Monica is a brave, perfectionist, cleanliness freak, and competitive person.

Meanwhile, Joey is a character who likes to seduce women, is dirty, and is not too smart. It can be seen from the two characters alone that a very striking and interesting difference can be seen.

Furthermore, Friends also always show or have major problems in each season, so that the story in that season has a clear goal and a clear ending. The comedy shown by Friends can be said to be relatable  when watching it in this era.

It can be said that the comedy that is shown is sometimes unpredictable and actually makes it funny. The story or drama in this series also helps make the story not only focused on comedy, but can focus on friendship, love, family, and so on.

The opening song featured in this series can also be said to be very iconic. Everyone who watches this series will surely memorize the song from The Rembrandts with the title ” I’ll Be There For You”. This song was originally only designed as an opening song with a short duration, but due to the success of Friends The Rembrandts, it made it back into a full song.

The music video for the song also features the cast of Friends. This shows that this series was very popular with many people at that time.