With the entire series of Friends now on Netflix, our all of our post-work hours have been devoted to reliving the glory days with Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe. Sure, the show lives on every single channel you turn to on a random weekend afternoon or a late sleepless night. But its new life on the streaming service is giving us unlimited access to our favorite comfort show like never before. Read more…
What happens when one of your favorite television shows visits another one of your favorite television shows? Magic, that’s what! There’s a certain feeling you get from finding out your favorite characters exist in the same fantasy world as another one of your favorite characters, like you’ve been let in on some very special little secret (never mind that everyone else watching is in on that secret, too). Read more…
Friends fanatics will be extremely pleased to hear that Netflix just announced they will stream all 10 seasons of Friends starting January 1, 2015. Buy some champagne and make sure your Internet is working now, because there will be nothing better than ringing in the New Year with your trusted companions Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey. Let the binge-watching begin!
When a TV cast is good, it’s good. There’s nothing like a couple of co-stars who have such undeniable chemistry that it carries the show. Makes you believe in them. Makes you wish you could, like, look them up on Facebook long after the series finale. For fans of the original Beverly Hills 90210, this dream is sort of coming true. Co-stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling (who were BFFs on the show, and truly the only duo that stayed intact during the series’ decade-long run) are making a primetime comeback! They’re starring in a new ABC Family sitcom, Mystery Girls, where they’ll play “former co-stars on a ’90s TV show” who open a detective agency. Amaze. And it had us thinking — what if we could find out what our other favorite old school co-star characters are up to these days?
It’s been a decade since the series finale of Friends, and we’ve still failed to find a show that’s as hilarious or as enthusiastic about celebrating Thanksgiving. (How I Met Your Mother came close, and ABC never gave Happy Endings a real chance to succeed.) In the 10 years since the finale, many a TV writer has embarked on a quest to recreate that Friends magic. Turns out, it’s harder than it looks.
May 6th marks the ten-year anniversary of the Friends series finale. That night, over 52 million people tuned in to find out how it would all end. Would Ross finally get together with Rachel? Would female characters ever stop moving to Paris when their shows drew to a close? Who actually lived in Rachel and Monica’s apartment? Would coffee ever taste the same again? While we got most of those answers, we were left with a bitter taste in our mouths. Our best friends of the past 10 years left us feeling lonely. Knowing it was time for us to change the channel, the networks rushed to fill the void. NBC tossed out a few post-Friends options that failed to capture our hearts while ABC, FOX and CBS attempted to mix up the template with a few different offerings. Sadly most of them failed (and failed badly). While How I Met Your Mother managed to soar for nine years, the faux Friends on this list did not.
Ah, Thanksgiving… It’s a time to feast with family, friends and the television show Friends. For whatever reason, the writers of Friends decided to take Thanksgiving and make it the show’s big holiday and we are incredibly thankful to them.
Now some people marathon all the Friends Thanksgiving episodes. Some people need to watch them in order. However, we at VH1 know that you might not have the time for five hours of your favorite Friends. (I mean, there’s also this thing called football happening and some people are actually cooking.) To help you pick and choose, we’re ranking them Thanksgiving buffet style. Which episodes make a good main dish? Which offer a sweet sentimental dessert? And which episode, like Chandler’s traditional non-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving food, is fulfilling for a Friends fan, but not very festive?
It’s impossible to imagine watching an episode of Friends without seeing the familiar faces of Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt Leblanc. The chemistry generated between the gang made it one of the most iconic lineups in TV history. Hell, they’re like the Beatles of situation comedies! John, Paul, George and Kevin just doesn’t have the same ring to it, y’know? So by the same token, it’s a little jarring to see the original casting choices for the legendary show.
The news comes to us from the folks at Vanity Fair, who are running an “oral history” of the series in their latest issue. It’s definitely fascinating to see how television history might have turned out. Could Jon Cryer have been a snarkier Chandler? Would Tea Leoni have made a better Rachel? Tantalizing questions indeed! Click under the jump to see which celebs almost played your favorite Friends!