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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2004
let's face it, Friends is brilliant, and even if a particular series is not your favourite, it will still make you laugh, smile and cry.
buy this, in fact buy them all!
whatever mood you are in, whoever you are with, or if you are alone, Friends is ideal to have a good old laugh to. it is excellent with your friends or to cheer yourself up or for a romantic cuddle with your other half!
buy it and be forever happy!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2001
I dont care what everyone else says. i still think it's great. I think that series 5 was really good, but 6 started to go downhill slightly, and i think 7 has brought it up a bit. I think it's excellant, and the DVDs do have quite a bit extra i found, but i suppose it depends on your veiw. But i'd say BUY IT.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2001
Well I am still a huge Fan of "Friends", but even I do confess trying to mature the topics (cause the cast is getting older and they are expected to have more significant goals, troubles, careers, relationships) has caused that the Plots simply aren't that funny anymore. Of course there are still a lot of fun moments and entertainment, but obviously the producers think too, that they have to spice up things a little and that's why they have so many Special Guest Star Appearences. (in Volume 5 Andrea Bendewald 'Suddenly Susan', Gabrielle Union 'City of Angels', Troy Norton, Denise Richards and Winona Ryder) Winona Rider's "Big Kiss with Rachel" got already famous through tabloids... Special Features in this DVD are very limited as usual in Friends Series; 'never seen before' footage is pretty much all what you get.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2001
The tragedy with the whole seventh series of Friends is that, supposing it was the first or second series, it would be very funny and although it probably wouldn't have been a big hit, it would have done quite well. But it isn't, and because we have the earlier episodes to compare it with, it doesn't seem half so funny any more.
The writers are finding it difficult to come up with new stuff, and who can blame them? How many more times can we see Monica freak out over a speck of dust, Chandler making sarcastic comments, Joey seduce endless good-looking girls, Phoebe making quirky remarks and Ross and Rachel breaking up (yet again)without it becoming tired?
Saying that, this volume is probably the best of series 7. Chandler's antics are still just about enough to raise a laugh, but I am glad in a perverse sort of way that Friends is ending at the end of series 8, because I want them to end on a high note. If you are going to buy this volume, just make sure you are buying it because you think it will be funny, not because Friends has an excellent reputation.
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7 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2001
If you are a FRIENDS fan what I or anyone else says doesn't matter, but a couple quick points.
1) Of course you have realized that we are all getting ripped-off. On FRIENDS Series 1-6 DVDS there there were 8 Episodes per disc. Now we get four and charged the same.
2)Things are heading downhill -- and fast. Another reviewer makes a good point about the surge in the number of guest stars. Here's an idea. For the price paid to get Winona Ryder for a 3-minute scence you could hire a team of writers writers to inject some life back into a rapidly deteriorating series. Throwing big names into small-time plots isn't the answer.
All that said, the ratings in the US are still strong. There's an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude on the set so don't expect an upturn in quality. That's too bad. For five years, it was a great show.
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