Like most series that run too long, Friends went at least two years past its expiration date.
However, it was the centerpiece of NBC's Thursday night “Must See TV,” so it stayed all the way through 10 seasons.
If they would have just gotten back together and stayed there, then maaaaaaybe this wouldn’t have to be an issue.
Not only was it crappy to make Rachel decide between love, family, and a career, but also to put poor Emma in a transatlantic will they/won't they that could have possibly never ended.
I was just a kid when Friends premiered and now as I inch ever closer to 30, the show hits a little closer to home now more than ever.
Sure, the size of apartments and incomes to which they are maintained are still ludicrous, but the multitude of dating disasters, the pressures of careers, marriage, and kids still hold up.
They even dragged poor Joey into the mix and had a totally unnecessary Rachel/Joey “love story” thrown in.
However, much like A League of Their Own, no matter how many times I watch it and knowing how it all turns out, I can’t help but roll my eyes at the ending. Had they not ended up together, it could have been worse than the abysmal How I Met Your Mother finale.The main issue here, though, is that their relationship keeps Rachel from pursuing a dream job opportunity in Paris.It’s been over a decade since we’ve bid farewell to Friends, but thanks to the almighty glory that is Netflix, we can watch the entire Friends series from start to finish as many times as we please (starting in January).Think of all the Thanksgiving episodes, the flashback episodes, the ones where Ross has a son and then magically doesn’t because of the power of writing (or bad parenting, take your pick).
The Ross and Rachel will they/won’t they storyline was dragged out so much that it stopped being charming and just became annoying.
You’d think that once they had a kid together, the whole thing was settled, but nope — producers refused to let them be happy.