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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 3 Jan 2007
This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 10 - New Edition [DVD] (DVD)
Friends? Is that the really poor comedy that seems to be constantly repeated on channel 4? Ah yes, I remember.

This is exactly what is wrong with american humour, and frankly I'm surprised that Brits are not more discerning. It seems to rely on Chandler making 'witty' comments in a silly voice, Joey being stupid, and that other guy being whiny. As for the women, they try bless them, and one tries to get a few cheap laughs by being strange, but it is just too much standard american comedy fare, i.e not funny.

It still relies on 'canned laughter' so that the audience actually know when to laugh (I thought we'd got past that), and the plots only serve to highlight the feeble imaginations of the screenwriters. As for the delivery, well, pathetic to be honest. Avoid this woeful attempt at comedy if you have a brain.
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Initial post: 22 Aug 2009 20:40:23 BDT
mrs c Hoban says:
this has to be in the top 5 best comedies ever!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2011 09:11:29 BDT
McGillfan says:
I disagree. I only just discovered this series via repeats, and still can't fathom out why it was so popular. Maybe I was just unlucky with the episodes I caught but it harkened back to some of the awful American comedy shows from the 70's like 'Chico and the Man', when the audiences were in hysterics if the main characters just walked down a flight of stairs. Give me quality material like Frasier every time.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2012 02:54:07 GMT
You just NEED some better perspective--not, ie, "the USA sitcom culture sucks" might be a place or way to think--not catagorizing...????

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2012 02:57:01 GMT
Otherwise, one could say.."I do not like ..shallow-type sitcoms--ya knoww?
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