Friends completes 26 years. 26 beautiful years. It is still relevant still fresh and still being introduced to a new set of audiences across the globe. I was one of the few lucky ones who actually watched the series when it premiered way back in 1999. And there was instant connect I was a teen back in those days so I could relate to the troubles and joys of the main leads.
India was also booming with call centres and changing lifestyle patterns. Friends was a mirror image of the Indian youngsters at that time. It wasn’t long before Indian youngsters too celebrated friends like their western counterparts. Central Park was our safe heaven with the funniest of conversations.
We all had that one friend in our gang who loved
To dress up like Rachel Green
Embraced perfection like Monica
Was Weird like Phoebe
Ate like Joey
Loved like Ross
and was sarcastic like Chandler
That’s why the series was so relatable.
The new generation kids are even more lucky. They don’t have to wait for the next season to be aired. They can just binge watch for months or watch an episode of Friends when they have a bad day. Friends instantly lifts our spirits. The title song ” I’ll be there for you” is so reassuring.
So are you a friends fan. If the answer is Yes. Tell us your favorite friends moments and episodes.