I'm just like you. I binge watch, I name pets after characters (Have you met my goldfish, Chandler?), I live for the *clap clap clap* sound and the sight of the purple apartment. "Friends" was not only the show for our parents after we went to sleep, "Friends" has become our generation's show too. "Friends" is MY show.
When I was in eighth grade, I began to watch "Friends" on TBS after school. Soon after, I was loaned all ten seasons on DVD. It wasn't long before I was hooked and had seen every episode. From "Smelly Cat" to "How you doin'?", I was a Friends-Fanatic.
Since finishing the series and re-watching it time and time again, I've had a lot of time to think about what a "Friends" reunion would be like. Would all of the characters participate? Would Ross and Rachel still be together? Would they have more kids? Would Joey finally settle down?
It wasn't until the recent false preview for a "Friends" movie circulated Facebook, that I realized that a 'Friends" reunion is a horrible idea.
It's not that I wouldn't want to know what Chandler and Monica's twins grew up to look like, or if the plane ever fixed the phalange, it's that the romance in the mystery would be spoiled.
After developing such a love for each and every character--especially, you, Chandler Bing--you want to imagine that they all lived happily ever after and enjoyed many more afternoons at the coffee house. Like the old saying, "If it's not broke, don't fix it," "Friends" is a perfection that I don't think should be messed with.
Usually, when a great show does a movie or a great movie comes out with a sequel, disappointment accumulates more revenue than the box office. "Sex and the City" was an exception, but Carrie Bradshaw wannabes like myself will forever be scarred with the disaster that was the second movie. When a franchise keeps going to make more money, the franchise becomes washed up.
And no one wants that for our six favorite twenty-somethings. What if they did a reunion and Jennifer Aniston didn't show up, or David Schwimmer had another gig? There is not a single expendable character, and it wouldn't be the same if the whole gang wasn't reunited (This CANNOT be a "Miranda was in Mexico City" Lizzie McGuire Movie situation type fiasco thing-I won't have it).
And now that so much time has passed, the cast may not even want to do a reunion. We often forget that acting is a job, and celebrities make a living off of our favorite guilty pleasures. If the "Friends" cast is still taking money baths like they were in 90's and early 2000's (Jennifer Aniston upgraded to a solid gold tub), they may feel the same way I do: Let the purple apartment door stay closed.
Warner Brothers, don't give the false Facebook previews. Please don't mess with perfection.
You can stay in your bathtub, Jen.