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on 29 August 2002
Ok so 'Friends' has over the past 8 years been an excellent sitcom with some really funny lines and stories.
This series was supposed to have been the last, but now there will be a series 9, and a part of me, while having enjoyed it for many years, thinks the time has come to put it to bed.
There is only SO much 5 friends can go through, and I am finding some of the more recent episodes like ones on this DVD to be almost duplicate of earlier episodes from years back.
Where as once, Rachel getting pregnant would have been quite exciting and leave me aching for the start of the next series, now I feel that the humour has been exhausted and that its just nothing special anymore. Of course there are still some classic moments that will have you in fits of laughter. Phoebe remains quirky and not quite of this World, and probably the funniest of the lot, Rachel remains the naive ex socialite made good, with the addition of a baby on the way, Ross remains, well boring! Chandler remains a one line wonder, Monica remains up tight and self obsessed, Joey remains a little bit dim and out of work. The key word here is 'Remains'
So if you are a die hard Friends fan then you will not get bored, but the days of being able to watch the same episodes over and over again have gone, and the best days have well and truly passed.