10 Reasons Why "Friends" Is The Most Reliable Show On Netflix
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10 Reasons Why "Friends" Is The Most Reliable Show On Netflix

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10 Reasons Why "Friends" Is The Most Reliable Show On Netflix

Netflix is a pivotal part of today’s pop culture and has a show for everyone. While some are drawn to the new hot original series or want to re-watch the new season of a drama or comedy that already aired on television. However, we all know the feeling when your series ends and you are at a loss of what to do next. My next move is to turn on an old reliable: "FRIENDS". Although most people my age never watched "FRIENDS" when it was still on regular television (back in 2004), Netflix has given millennials a chance to experience the adventures of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross as they live the dream life in New York City. So let's all sit down with a cup of coffee and relive the one where I talk about 10 reasons why FRIENDS is the most reliable show on Netflix.

1. It’s funny.

The quirky jokes from every character are sure to provide a laugh.

2. It's predictable.

No shocking cliffhangers here. Just lots of laughs and happy times with one of America's favorite groups of friends. It's also on all the time, all year long, so you can watch it whenever you want.

3. It's relatable.

The problems and situations they have are often hilarious, but I'm sure we all have had the same thing happen to us at one point or another.

4. It gives us things to dream about.

Watching "FRIENDS" makes us believe that we can be whoever we want. If we want to be bold like Rachel, funny like Chandler, quirky like Phoebe, bossy like Monica, gullible like Joey or smart like Ross, nothing is stopping us.

5. We all have a favorite character.

Some of us like one of the classic six while others like a supporting character, like Janice or another girlfriend or boyfriend. I’ve always been a fan of Phoebe’s alter ego Regina Phalange.

6. It’s emotional.

It makes us laugh, it makes us cry, it's the feel good television show of the 1990s and beyond. These characters are literally our "friends" and we get emotional along with them.

7. It's realistic.

While we may not live with a chick or a duck or have our towels arranged in 11 different categories, we are able to watch realistic relationships among friends, messy breakups and the unlikely romantic relationships that will stand the test of time.

8. It reminds us that we don’t need to always have it figured out.

The fact that Rachel can leave her fiancee at the alter and move to New York City in Season 1 and eventually become a fashion executive by the end of the series proves that hard work, timing and good friends can take you anywhere you want to go.

9. It defines what true friendship is.

Some of the best times can be spent with friends and this show is proof of that. The best kind of friend is the one who gets as excited as you when a "FRIENDS" marathon is on.

10. It will always be there for you (unless Netflix takes it away).

To the people at Netflix, if you take away "FRIENDS" one day, you will be taking away my TV friends. I may be able to recite the episodes and know what season I'm watching based on their hairstyles, but I will never stop watching because it makes me happy. Netflix is meant to let people escape from real life for an episode (or season) and I will always depend on seeing my friends each day. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be watching this show with my kids and my husband (aka my lobster). If you don’t get that reference, log into Netflix and immediately turn on The One With the Prom Video, it’s a classic!

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