I watch Friends religiously. I have no shame. It's a week night ritual, and I truly enjoy it. I have all 10 seasons on DVD, yet there is something about the mystery of the next episode on Nick at Nite. Gets me every time, and next thing ya know... it's midnight and that horrid George Lopez man is invading my flat screen. I digress.
Growing up, I always idolized the group of six for their entire dynamic. Their apartments, their jobs and their lives. How amazing were they? Rachel worked at Ralph Lauren (ultimate dream job). Monica married her best friend, makes my hopeless romantic heart melt. Joey was a famous actor. Etc. Their lives seemed pretty freakin' awesome...
Now that I'm in my 20's, I see things 1000% different.
3. Your friends will annoy you. Don't lie. Your friends annoy you. It's normal. We all do things that really just chap another person's *ss, and ya know what? That's okay. The writer's of Friends do an amazing job portraying this with the group. The episode where Chandler starts smoking again is the perfect example. Chandler turns the table on the group and points out their annoying habits. Joey cracks his knuckles, Ross over-pronounces every word ("Pivot"), Monica snorts when she laughs. Your friends will annoy you. I promise.
4. Roommates. Can't live with 'em. Cant live without 'em. Pheobe hates living with Monica so much, she moves out gradually. Joey basically lived with Chandler for free for 5 years because he was always out of work, and then let them get robbed? Ross had a vaporizer, need I say more? Rachel didn't even know where the trash shoot was in the building. Bottom line, roommates are tough! Sometimes you love them, like when Rachel lives little notes to Monica on the mirror when she's in the shower or when Joey and Chandler watch Bay Watch. Roomies are the best and the worst all at the same time.
Anyone else ever analyzed the deeper meaning of Friends or am I the lone ranger? What's your favorite Friends episode?