Like it or loathe it, there's no denying that NBC's Friends was a television phenomenon. Groups of television viewers would gather around the boob tube each Thursday night from 1994 to 2004, wondering whether Rachel and Ross would ever get together (spoiler: They do!), what stupid thing Joey will say ('cause he's a model!), and what quirky song Phoebe would sing next (I hope it's about a cat!).
Rumors of a Friends movie have popped up ever since the show went off the air in 2004, but none have been stronger than those that surfaced today. Several UK sites today are reporting that the ball is once again rolling to get a Friends movie into production, with most pointing toward the recent success of the Sex and the City film as the catalyst (over $130 million domestically at the box office will change a studio executive ...Read more
How I Met Your Mother revolves around the idea that the main character, Ted Mosby, is telling his children the story of how he met his wife. So far, that story has taken more than four years to tell. There's been lots of hinting and foreshadowing, but obviously The Mother has yet to be revealed. And now we don't care anymore.
"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.