13 November 2012 6:41 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s hard to believe eight years have passed since Friends went off the air. Harder still to believe just how much television has changed in that time. Friends may have been the last of the network behemoths: old school dramas and comedies that everyone watched and chatted about over the water cooler the next morning. The environment in which it thrived no longer exists, replaced by the long tail and cable shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad that now command our cultural attention. Which is why the new Blu-ray set covering the entire series feels more like a nostalgic throwback than a white-hot imperative.  Hit the jump for my full review. The show itself remains the nicest sort of television comfort food you can imagine.  Its ensemble of characters are likeable and sympathetic, their dilemmas are engaging but angst-free, and the writers found smart and interesting ways for »

- Rob Vaux

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