posted on May, 7 2004 @ 06:59 AM
(CNN) -- "Friends" parted ways with viewers Thursday evening, with the cast moving out of their rent-controlled New York apartment, each leaving
behind a door key. CNN
What did you think about the farewell? The series?
I was never a huge fan, but the retrospective did make me think about the past 10 years. The 90's. And Generation X.
For me, I mainly resisted the show when it initially came out because I was a recent grad then, early 20's, on my own, stuggling...and as a member of
the core group the show was trying to capitalize on...there were too many disconnects from my own experience.
My friends were ugly. Average at best. And even the ones that looked good then, don't now 10 years later. And the apartments we had...yikes! Nothing
like those flats. Plus what's with the coffee? We drank... heroically. And instead of everything getting easier and easier, life got harder. Friends
got cut out. Buildings fell on some. Some went to war. People bought and lost homes. Filed bankruptcy.
And why are they all better off than they were 5 years ago? Who the hell in our age group is better off than they were 5 years ago?
I know. I know. It's a fantasy. 9/11 never happened. A high school grad can go from waitress to fashion executive. And magic faeries pay your rent
for you while you sex and coffee away the day.
As for the finale...big yawn IMO. Ross and Rachel have about as much chemistry after 10 years of that back and forth stuff as water and oil. Joey is
probably the first character in TV history to actually get more one dimensional as time went on. Phoebe seemed more and more forced over time. Monica
and Chandler were probably the best characters...though Chandler should have been an alcoholic/addict on the show...like he was in real life.
What did you think?