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Friends – Season 2

The producers of Friends season 1 took my feedback when making season 2 because a lot of the problems I had were pretty much addressed.

The season picks up where Season 1 left off. Rachel is about to tell Ross that she is thirsty, but Ross brings back his new Asian girlfriend foiling her plans.

The main characters that seemed like side characters had some major growth this season. You really see Joey’s career moves as he goes from making ends meet to a big role on a soap opera and back to struggling actor. He’s still dumb but just slightly less so.

Chandler’s growth this season mostly surrounding his emotions. He deals with realizing that he might die alone and trying really hard to trick women into sleeping with him. He also has to deal with a creepy roommate which he’s lucky to have survived from.

Phoebe’s storyline grew by leaps and bounds this season. She has a lot of men in her life, a not-gay-gay-Canadian-husband, a sailor that she gets with in Monica’s apartment and a new half-brother. Still not a lot but way more than season 1!

Monica’s storyline follows her career and romantic life. She loses her job after making an ethics mistake and struggles to find a new job. She also falls in love with one of her parent’s friends/friend’s parent. She deals with a few life decisions that come with that.

Ross is still boring funny. He brings a new girlfriend, breaks up with that girl, gets with Rachel, breaks up, makes up, etc. He’s still earning a good income. He confronts 2 bullies with Chandler and he ends up seeing eye-to-eye with them. Blah.

Rachel is still pretty much the same. She wrecks a home. Makes the situation about herself. Everyone does things for her. Her best episode was when she tried to stand up for herself at Barry’s wedding.

Some highlights, Monica and Rachel’s prom video and Chandler gets stuck in a bathroom wearing women’s panties,

Friends – Season 1

Whenever I help move some furniture, someone will always say, “Pivot! Pivot! Pi-VOT!” and then ask if I know the reference. That is one of a handful of Friends episodes that I have watched. The situation seems to always continue with a stand-off of “do you know this Friends reference” moments. Sorry folks, I didn’t watch every episode. But I will now!

The show is about 6 mid-20 aged friends in New York dealing with the randomness that happens in life. There are a lot of unrealistic things to point out about the show but it’s fiction so who cares!

There characters are Ross, Monica, Rachel, Joey, Chandler and Phoebe. The characters seem to work really well off of each other since they are portrayed as an extremely close group of friends that doesn’t mind making fun of each other.

Ross is the moody intellectual that seems to always get himself into some ridiculous situations. In the beginning of the show, he’s getting divorced from his pregnant lesbian wife, Carol. Yes, folks… pregnant lesbian wife. He also has a high school crush on Rachel which plays out throughout the season. Everyday he hangs out at the apartment of his younger sister, Monica. He also adopted a monkey named Marcel(sp?) the butt of a lot of their jokes and antics.

Rachel starts off as the privileged girl who just left the groom at the alter. You feel bad for her because she never really learned real world skills to survive. She lucks out by running into her high school classmate Monica at a coffee shop after leaving the chapel. Her skill in making people feel sorry for her is 10/10.

Monica is an aspiring chef that has a ginormous apartment that all of her friends hang out in. She seems like the motherly one in the bunch and cares a lot about cleanliness. When Rachel abandoned her wedding and ran into the gang, Monica took her in.

Joey and Chandler are just laugh track manufacturers. They say things just to make a laugh without really progressing their story lines. Joey is the young aspiring actor with a big heart but a small brain. Chandler is the sarcastic goofball. It’s almost like he has lived a life of pain and is trying to hide it by making everything in the world a joke. These two play off each other very well.

Phoebe is the wild card character. She’s super random in what she does or says and is funny because she makes the scenes awkward.