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Friends 

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Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jennifer Aniston ...  Rachel Green 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Courteney Cox ...  Monica Geller / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Lisa Kudrow ...  Phoebe Buffay / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Matt LeBlanc ...  Joey Tribbiani 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Matthew Perry ...  Chandler Bing 236 episodes, 1994-2004
David Schwimmer ...  Dr. Ross Geller / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
James Michael Tyler ...  Gunther 148 episodes, 1994-2004
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Storyline

Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

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Everybody needs Friends! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

22 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Across the Hall See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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| (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Ross is Jewish, just like David Schwimmer. See more »

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None of the principal characters speaks with a New York accent. See more »

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Phoebe: I think the most romantic song is the one that Elton John wrote for that guy from "who's the Boss?"
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Phoebe: You know, uh, "Hold me closer, Tony Danza... ".
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One of the best t.v. shows ever!
23 March 2004 | by PookyiscuteSee all my reviews

Easily in my top five category of funniest and best shows in prime time history.

Everyone on this show is so witty and delivers their lines superbly that it's hard not to like all of them equally. However, I do have my favorite characters/actors/actresses, as I'm sure everyone who has watched the show even once or twice, to those who are avid fans of it.

We'll start from least favorite to best character/actor.

Matt Le Blanc/Joey Tribbiani:

Although some might say, because of his boyish good looks, his cute jokes that he delivers now and then (very well, mind you), and his ability to make you feel sweet and sorry for him at the same time, he is a great actor, and plays his part as Joey Tribbiani really well, he's probably my least favorite on the show. I love him, don't get me wrong, but I just appreciate everyone else's talents on the show much more.

Jennifer Aniston/Rachel Green:

Rachel Green is a fun-loving, cute little waitress, who seems to always have trouble finding Mr. Right, who is plainly right in front of her 24/7. Who is that, you ask? Well, obviously Ross Gellar. Her roommate Monica's brother. Rachel is undoubtedly most everyone's favorite character who watches this show, just not mine. Sometimes her personality can get a little annoying, and although I like her better than Joey, not very much more. But, that doesn't go without saying that I don't love her in movies. Because, well, I do.

Courtney Cox/Monica Gellar:

It's hard to put Monica Gellar so far down the list, but if I have to make room for the other three, than so be it. As much as I love her on this show, she's just not as good as she is in the 'Scream' trilogy. But, she certainly does a good job convincing you that she hates to be wrong, has to have everything her way, and is a real trooper with most all of her challenges on the show, that the writers give her.

Lisa Kudrow/Pheobe Buffey:

Now, I love Lisa Kudrow. She is definitely one of the funniest woman comedians, which is why I classify her as my favorite female on the show. She outdid herself in 'Romy And Michele's High School Reunion', but she's extraordinary on this show. She's so ingenious with her comedy which is no doubt why she's won several awards for her role on the program.

David Schwimmer/Ross Gellar:

It's so funny to me that I like him so much. He's not the best actor in my opinion, but he was really good in Kissing A Fool, and really just ok in The Pallbearer, but my second favorite on the show. He's so funny and he cracks me up with all of his facial expressions and the excellent way he delivers his lines. He is definitely my second favorite character and actor on the show.

Matthew Perry/Chandler Bing:

They should have a shrine dedicated to this man. He is so outstandingly funny in every single project that he works on! He is so hysterical and a true actor in everything that he does, it is amazing that someone can be so talented. I wish that he were given more roles than just the few comedies he's been in, including Friends. But, he is such a great character on the show, it's hard to picture the program without him. With that being said, I would also like to add that he is not only the best actor on the show, and one of my personal favorites, but I also believe that he would be such a great dramatic actor if given the chance. If you've seen him in 'She's Out Of Control' you'll know what I'm talking about.

So, with that I give this show a definite 10/10. It's one of the best shows to come out within the last ten years, and definitely on my top five best shows of all time list.

And that's my review.


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