Reviews and Problems with Friends: The Complete Series
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Friends: The Complete Series
6 June 2013
Excerpt: On September 22, 1994 the first episode of Friends aired and television was never quite the same. Now I won’t sit here and say that this show changed television forever, but when a show comes on the air that lasts a decade, wins multiple Emmy awards and inspires a spin-off (albeit not a successful one), you’re doing something right.Admittedly I was a late adopter to the show and it wasn’t until 2000 that I really first sat down and watched it.
Conclusion: 'Friends' is one of the great multicam sitcoms, so it's fitting that it's WB's first major catalog TV release. The show brought laughter, tears, and everything in between for ten years. It spawned classic lines and left an indelible mark on popular culture, and that excellent run is all here in 1080p. The video quality is up and down, but still better than any other home video release of the series.
Excerpt: Our reviews of Friends: The Complete First Season (published June 11th, 2002), Friends: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) (published May 7th, 2013), Friends: The Complete Second Season (published September 16th, 2002), Friends: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray) (published May 7th, 2013), Friends: The Complete Third Season (published June 18th, 2003), Friends: The Complete Fourth Season (published August 8th, 2003), Friends: The Complete Eighth Season (published...
Summary: Ten years, 236 episodes, 63 Primetime Emmy nods, a string of coveted comedy awards, a sizable cultural impact, ratings that actually increased over the show's ten-season run, a series finale that drew over fifty-million viewers, and an ever-rabid fanbase that continues to expand thanks to syndication and the next generation of home video releases. Friends didn't just leave a mark on television history, it left a crater. It isn't just a cult favorite either.