#justfinished i’ll be there for you: the one about friends by kelsey miller
This is obviously a light, fun read. It is a critical analysis of the show, looking at it through today’s lenses, while also examining the impact of Friends when it first was broadcasted
I’m an avid Friends watcher. And even though I started watching the show when I was a kid, I’m fairly young, so I did not know about most of the stuff that happened around it. It was so cool to actually see the impact the show had while it was being broadcasted and understand why it became such a phenomenon.
I also liked how the book examines some of the subjects why people are so against the show right now, like the lack of diversity, the gay jokes, the transphobia and even the “how come they get to be in a coffee shop in the middle of the day? Don’t they have jobs to go to?”. Yeah, I liked that.
One of the things I really loved, though, were the parts where the author would describe a scene that I had obviously watched before and I would recognize it right away. I honestly, would get so excited just remembering it.
Overall, it was a light, fun read. You’ll probably love it if you love the show, and specially if you don’t mind talking about the things the show did wrong. Ultimately, I’m going with the premise, as the author does, that Friends is a product of its time and should stay there. - 17 minutes ago