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5.0 out of 5 stars
Season Eight, 6 Nov. 2002
This being their eighth series, the six Friends stars have come a long way since the pilot episode and the first series (don't they all look so young! And what was Monica thinking with some of those outfits?!). But now whilst many are saying it has reached the end of the tunnel, I would say that what started out as an exceptional comedy show has evolved into much, much more. Series Eight definitely proves this for me. The original, outstanding comedy and one-liners have not decreased in quality. Combined with the gripping storylines that have evolved over the years "Friends" is now superior to comedy or soap opera, but is in a unique class of its own. But has it got too emotional? If it has it hasn't decreased the comedy element, but added a whole other dimension to what we expect from a TV series. God help the others! In this series in particular, the whole "who's the Father?" thing early on manages to keep you coming back for more with a begging bowl in your hand! Then later on, after Joey's secret crush is revealed, he ends up proposing by the end of the series, and we are left aching at the thought of what series nine will bring. In the meantime, there is plenty in this DVD collection to keep you occupied, and believe me, you will be more than occupied!