A TV Show Is My Escape From Reality

A TV Show Is My Escape From Reality

The famous sitcom "Friends" is the only show that can calm me down, put me in a good mood, and make me forget about everything.

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Recently, the TV show, "Friends" announced that in 2019 they would be taking it off Netflix. This, of course, made my heart stop, my body drop to the floor, and had me crying for about 3 days straight. UNTIL they announced that Netflix paid $100 million dollars for them to keep it on Netflix. This made all my panic and tears wash away. This show has done more good for me than chocolate during my period. I am just saying. It never fails to make me laugh when I am sad, calm when I am in a state of panic, and even more happy after already having a great day.

Since I have watched every season probably more than 10 times, you can imagine that I know every single word to every single episode. That assumption is true and all my friends and family get super annoyed at me minus my little sister that is equally as obsessed. Although, I will say that I might qualify for most obsessed because I have a Central Perk sweatshirt, stickers and a possible mug in my stocking this year. It may seem like a little obsessive but I swear that this TV show has done wonders for me.

As someone who feels anxious a lot, this show seems to be the only one that can make me feel so much calmer and at peace with my mind. I do not know what it is. It has always been the show that takes my mind off of whatever is consuming my mind. It is possible that it is the fact that it is a very light-hearted show and there are not many episodes that would cause me to feel anxious. Also, the characters are all best friends, yes there were fights and tears, but in the end, all of them loved each other and were constants in each other's lives. I think that was what made me feel so happy and safe watching the show. I liked seeing people getting along and having so many fun memories together even though it was just a tv show.

Let us not forget the fact that this show is hilarious. I do know a handful of people that hate the show but I am convinced they are crazy. This show has so many moments where I have been uncontrollably laughing. Each character has a different personality and a different way of making the viewer laugh. The show definitely had a great way of making someone laugh in every episode. Even in the episode where Rachel finds out Ross slept with another woman. Big mistake Ross, you were in the wrong. But, while all the rest were stuck in the bedroom, even at the saddest time, they still managed to make jokes for the viewer to laugh at. It really is the best show to put you in a good mood.

I get it might seem silly for a TV show to bring someone so much happiness, but I don't really care because this is what works for me. If you are reading this and totally confused because you have never seen the TV show, exit out of this article and start season one because you will absolutely not regret it.

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs to Visit

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As a Friends fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite Friends moments. So, here are 6 places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a Friends fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in Friends is real, and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pullitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in The One WIth Monica's Thunder, and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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Another 12 Binge-Worthy Shows You Need To Start Watching

"Well damn, Jackie, I can't control the weather."

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Each and every one of these shows has something we all want. They're interesting, unique, and more than just a show. Take some time to appreciate the writing, dialogue, and cinematography in these shows.

The best part about these shows is that they're all available online.

1. "Dexter" - Netflix

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Dexter is a serial-killer-killing serial-killer. And if that was confusing. He kills serial killers.

2. "Breaking Bad" - Netflix

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Chem teacher deals with his illness' financially-demanding treatment by turning into a badass. Strap in for some crazy sh*t.

3. "American Horror Story" - Hulu

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I'm sure I've posted about "American Horror Story" before, but this show really is incredible. Each season is a different one than the others, but somehow they all have a way of connecting to each other. Both terrifying and woke, it's the best show to binge-watch on nights in.

4. "Game of Thrones" - HBO Go

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There’s a lot going on in this fantasy-fiction drama, but we all know that the last season is happening very soon and you need to get caught up.

5. "Burn Notice" - Hulu

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An oldie, but a goodie. "Burn Notice" first started back in 2007, but Michael Westen and his story of being a burned spy will keep you reeled in as he investigates who burned him and why.

6. "The Office" - Netflix

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You live under a rock if you haven't seen "The Office." Wacky adventures occur with the lovely characters at Dunder Mifflin Paper Co.

7. "Parks and Recreation" - Netflix

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Leslie Knope is a goddess and you need to watch her kick ass with her tenacious attitude and big heart. Not to mention, she's an inspiration.

8. "Friends" - Netflix

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A cliche, but everyone loves this cliche. Enjoy watching 20-somethings enduring tough times, but always being there for one another. Because who doesn't know "Friends."

9. "That '70s Show" - Netflix

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Some of us grew up watching this show after school. And some of us have not watched this gem. Binge-watch these teenagers in a kick-ass decade that includes the grooviest music.

10. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

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I love "Law and Order," by there's something about "SVU" that is just that much better. Witness Detective Stabler and Benson catching criminals and helping rape victims.

11. "Bob’s Burgers" - Hulu

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This family is hella relatable and Bob’s sarcasm is everything and more. Each episode is an adventure, no matter how strange the plot is.

12. "Rick and Morty" - Hulu

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The ultimate show to watch. Morty is the vulnerable kid in all of us and Rick may be an assh*le, but at the end of the day, he cares about his family. The honest writing mixed with sick humor is everything we love in a show.

I know we've all heard of these shows, but if you haven't, check them out. They are all super entertaining and interesting. Take your pick out of the 12 and see where it takes you.

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