The world is highly dependent on web-series these days. People find different source of entertainment through different series. Amid pandemic, Netflix, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime became recognized platforms where the world watched web-series according to their picked genres. But some series can melt your hearts and stay with you forever. FRIENDS is one them. Six friends, two apartments, and one grand story. Today it’s all about the episode where they all come back after 17 years in The FRIENDS Reunion 2021!
FRIENDS America Sitcom
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Finally after 17 whopping years, FRIENDS reunion happened! The show that was aired between 1994 to 2004.
Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City.
The series was produced by Bright-Kauffman-Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane.
How did it start?
Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe between November and December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the show to NBC. After several script rewrites and changes, including title changes to Six of One and Friends Like Us, the series was finally named FRIENDS. Friends received massive love and appraisal throughout its run, becoming one of the most popular television shows of all time.
The series was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the Outstanding Comedy Series award in 2002 for its eighth season. The show ranked no. 21 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and no. 7 on Empire magazine’s The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013. Friends was also ranked no. 24 on the Writers Guild of America’s 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time.
Fans and followers have a special place for this show and they always wanted a reunion! And they announced last year that they are coming back and since then people have been gearing up. Shooting a reunion during Covid was difficult but they all came back!
The FRIENDS Reunion 2021 – The one where they came back together
And the cast came back and gave us tears one last time! The FRIENDS Reunion 2021 episode starts with all the cast members Ross (David Schwimmer), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), and Chandler (Matthew Perry) enter the set one by one being nostalgic looking at the things on the set and went down on a reminiscence lane together.
[MAJOR SPOILER ALERT] Furthermore, a big revelation happened when Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer finally admitted to the whole world that they both had feelings for each other during season one in real life made us cry. David said, “I had a major crush on Jen.” And Jennifer replied, “It reciprocated.” And they both knew that they were into different relationships so they channeled the whole love in Ross and Rachel and projected it on-screen. They also did a tearful reading of their “first-kiss at the coffee house” lines!
Moreover, the cast also re-played the game where Monica and Rachel lost the apartment in the episode, “The One with the Embryos.”
Many cast members and celebrities gave a surprise guest appearance in the show including Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles, Thomas Lennon, Larry Hankin, Barbershop Quartet, and Maggie Wheeler.
Celebrities included Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford, David Becham and Malala Yousafzai.
And that’s the beautiful end for a wonderful series! and if you don’t like FRIENDS,
FRIENDS The Reunion 2021 is available on HBO Max.