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"With a Little Help From My Friends" is a song written by the Beatles (and expertly covered by Joe Cocker) and it could easily be the subtitle for the thirty minute comedy, "Friends". In 1994, the idea was created for "Friends": a show about six friends in New York as they navigate their way through life and learn to grow up as they approach their thirties. All, with the help from each other to get them through the obstacles that life naturally has for us. Monica is the excessively neat and organized "older sister" of the group, who works as a chef while yearning to find her ideal love. Ross, Monica's older brother, is a paleontologist with a lifelong crush on Rachel. He is a laid-back man with low self esteem and a recent divorcee. Rachel is the pretty, bubbly girl who spent most of her life as a spoiled rich princess. Now she must learn to face the real world. Chandler is Ross' college buddy and the guy who will crack jokes at a moment's notice. Phoebe is a lovable eccentric masseuse who easily could have fit in with Haight Ashbury in the 1960s. And then there's Joey, the friend who has an inverse relationship between his good looks and his intelligence. He dreams of becoming an actor. These six individuals make up the cast of Friends.

In May 2004, Friends officially ended it's phenomenal 10 year run. The show's time slot was taken over by a spin-off called Joey.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Rachel Green

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox

Monica Geller-Bing

Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow

Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan

Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc

Joey Tribbiani

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Chandler Bing

David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer

Ross Geller

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Fan Reviews (1207)

  • friends.

    This is a show involving six friends as they navigate their ways through lifes and also learn to grow up as they approach their thirties.
  • Just finished watching

    I watched friends i mean ALL of it this year, i finished it yesterday and i really miss them !!!!
  • One of the best of the BEST

    Who could forget "Friends"? Ha, NOBODY!!! :-)
  • I'll be there for you!!!

    I can rewatch this 10 years from now and I'll still love this show. Every time it comes on tv I have to sit through it because it's always funny and it has a special place in me. Never bored of Friends!
  • Funny in a juvenile way

    I loved this show in the first season because the whole thing with Ross having a crush on Rachael thing was really sweet, but then it just got annoying after that like the constant on and off relationships ugh. I don't understand why it's called "Friends" when it's more about relationships than friendships. This show is funny but some jokes are just pathetic with unnecessary laugh tracks, I think the acting is kind of cheesy, like Pheobe's character can really annoy me. In my opinion, Chuck Lorre sitcoms are way more intelligent. Anyways I do like Friends but sometimes it's just too childish for my tastes.moreless

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    Romantic Comedy, feel good comedy, 90s, life in a new city, city living