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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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  • Always There!

    Following Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) as she leaves her fiance at the alter and moves in with her high school friend Monica (Courteney Cox), we join Rachel, Monica, Monica's brother Ross (David Schwimmer), their neighbors Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and zany Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow). A tremendous comedy series with great writing and great actors. Every show wants to be Friends, to have developed such a following and passionate fan base where binge watching the show for the 82nd time is considered to still be normal. The series is non-stop laughs as you feel like you truly become a part of these group of Friends as they sit in Central Perk drinking their coffee, you feel like you are there with them.moreless
  • The greatest show ever made!

    What can't be said about "Friends"? Just the greatest television show ever made, if it wasn't friends, there wouldn't be sitcoms like how I met your mother or the Big Bang theory, of course Seinfeld came first and is just as great but Friends is also a tv masterpiece.

    This show is great. People watch stuff like bobs burgers, just a show about some chubby ***s with their immature, terrible, not funny jokes. This show cheered me up when I felt sad. Can not explain how amazing this show is. As soon as you see a few episodes, you will be hooked. You will never get bored, there is always something going on that makes you want to laugh! I highly recommend this wonderful show.moreless
  • There really are no words to appreciate this tv show

    I really love this show more than than anything on my all time my sadness,lonelyness,this is what that cheers me had seen all episodes till 9th season more than 10 times may be more than that,but i couldn't make my mind to see season 10 because i love these guys,i never wanna seem i did see the finale just now. really guys you are more than awesome if there are no words to say about how awesome this show overwhelming.moreless
  • I'll be there for you!!!

    I just watched the whole series and i'm starting to miss them. I can't believe its finally over....... It was the best comedy tv series I ever watched. Jennifer Aniston, Courteny Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Leblanc, Mathew Perry and David Schwimmer all six were totally amazing. I don't know how to express my feelings now.. it's like the best ending ever <3

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