From the Millennial That Binge Watches Friends in 2017

From the Millennial That Binge Watches Friends in 2017

The TV show we all wish would have a reunion.

So, most of us remember the iconic show Friends. From 1994-2004, the show was magic. Every Thursday night, America would gather around their television to see what wacky adventure the six iconic characters would get themselves into (and see what Rachel's new hair). My parents were part of this crowd, but when I was born in 1996, they missed a few episodes here and there because, well, LIFE. Now in 2017, I CAN WATCH EVERY EPISODE AS MUCH AS I WANT. I'VE NOW WATCHED THE WHOLE SERIES AT LEAST 7 TIMES. I LOVE IT.

Friends is the best show ever aired. Friends is this unrealistic, timeless, simple, yet relatable comedy. They make fun of adulthood, and they make the city life look so easy and fun. We rarely see them work or pay bills and just see the fun parts of life. We learn about relationships between friends and lovers. I watch this show because it makes me feel like I am part of the group. No matter what, I'll be there for you 'cause you're there for me too. We all of a little bit of Friends in us. There are so many iconic and relatable elements that as a millennial, I love.

To name a few....

How to flip someone off without flipping someone off. (Thanks Ross)

We all have a little Joey in us.

At least I do.

The bond between girl friends is not hating, tearing one another down, or lying.

It is being there for one another and genuinely caring for each other. I love the bond the girls hold.

Just when you think that one girl is gone, she shows back up again.

In every season. OH MY GOD.

The Grammar Police. They are everywhere here.

We all have some type of anger/control issues like Monica.

We all know the struggle, Chandler.

When we are doing karaoke in the shower and imagine we are in our own music video.

Everyone also just knows all the lyrics to Phoebe's original, Smelly Cat.

Trying to do our foreign language course, we all sound like Joey in the front of the classroom.

Ross taught us about being aware of our surroundings and love of sushi.

When Pheobe had enough on her birthday, she sounded like our mom when we need to clean our room.

When we show up late to the party after pre-game.

Come on, you know you can relate.

Having a Girls' Night is exclusive and means no boys allowed.

Adulting is going to suck. But adulting is a new adventure.

The best thing about today, is I don't have to wait until Thursday night for Friends to come on.

I have endless access thanks to Netflix! It's like a marathon every day!!

Friends is a TV show that will never get old. From "The Pilot" to "The Last One," the magic made on this show is real and timeless. These actors will always be these characters in my eyes. Every movie, new show, or red carpet event, that is Rachel Green, Joey Tribbiani, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Phoebe Buffay, and Ross Geller.

I know it's crazy that someone in college watches a show that ended over 13 years ago, but that's because I was too young to appreciate it will it was popular. No show will ever top it. I can try again and again to find a new show to watch, but nothing will compare and I find myself rewatching the same episodes I have seen gazillion time. Let's just say I am bad at taking breaks *wink* *wink.* Now, excuse me as I finish up the series for the seventh time.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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8 Old Katelyn Tarver Songs You Probably Haven't Heard

None of her new songs will ever go as hard as "Chasing Echoes" and that's a fact.


Years ago, I found (through iTunes recommendations) a pretty cool female artist. Later found out she was on "Big Time Rush", and then I found out she had some new songs out. I decided to give her new songs a listen, and they're good. However, I prefer some of her older stuff, which sadly isn't on Spotify. Fortunately, YouTube exists, and I'm here to share the best ones.

1. "Wonderful Crazy"

This is just a fun, upbeat song for when you're having a good day. Would recommend playing in your car with the windows rolled down.

2. "Rain"

I have a very specific memory of a time when this song blessed my life, but for all intents and purposes, it is a beautiful and happy song.

3. "I'll Make It Real"

This is a beautiful song with a wonderful message about staying true to yourself. I used to listen to it on the way to school every day my senior year of high school.

4. "Something In Me"

Featured in the greatest show of all time, "South of Nowhere" season 1 episode 6. A very relatable breakup mood.

5. "Love Alone"

This is definitely the second-hardest-hitting song she's ever released. The fact that this is not on Spotify or even iTunes anymore is just not fair.

6. "Favorite Girl"

This one's cute and upbeat, a definite crush mood. Not on the same level as "Love Alone", but it's still underrated.

7. "Closer to My Heart"

Another cute love song. I'll tie it with "Everything" for cutest love song on her first album. Highly recommend both.

8. "Chasing Echoes"

Facts are facts and the facts are that Katelyn Tarver's new stuff could never go as hard as "Chasing Echoes". I can't even begin to explain how deeply these lyrics cut through me when I was fifteen. Even now, this song can take me all the way back. She is robbing us by not making this available on streaming services (or even to purchase). Katelyn, bring this song back, I am begging you.

Anyway, I'm still enjoying the new stuff and am excited to see what's next.

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