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Friends resurgence

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WickedEmoji Sun 27-Sep-20 10:08:53

What is with the resurgence of Friends themed tat? A show that is dated, doesn't translate well into 2020, and frankly one that I thought no one watched anymore?
I have seen all manner of branded things recently, from clothes to mugs, to Christmas tat to cakes even.
Anyone else seen this and baffled?

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Alexindiamondarmour Sun 27-Sep-20 10:17:09

I’ve seen it and I love it! Best show ever smile

SirSamuelVimes Sun 27-Sep-20 10:23:03

It's on Netflix and the viewing figures are huge. HUGE. It's not just millennial nostalgia either - a couple of years ago my year ten students were quoting it at me.

midnightstar66 Sun 27-Sep-20 10:25:00

It's for a whole new generation now. Dd is 10 and her and all her Df's adore friends!

GammyLeg Sun 27-Sep-20 10:25:19

How weird! I saw an episode recently and thought how badly it had aged - hackneyed jokes and quite a lot of jokes I’d assume would fall flat with “woke” young uns!

WickedEmoji Sun 27-Sep-20 10:47:10


It's on Netflix and the viewing figures are huge. HUGE. It's not just millennial nostalgia either - a couple of years ago my year ten students were quoting it at me.

Well thats surprising!

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LongPauseNoAnswer Sun 27-Sep-20 10:48:39

Friends is still funny. It’s our background tv when we’re not really sitting watching. I love how you can dip in and out at any time and still get the storyline.

hypochondriacseveywhere Sun 27-Sep-20 10:51:33

I loved friends back then and now. Don't buy any merchandise though but don't see any problem with it.

SapphosRock Sun 27-Sep-20 10:54:46

Watched a bit recently and was surprised how racist, homophobic and disablist it is. Didn't notice the first time around.

Not my cup of tea but people obviously enjoy that kind of thing.

BalanceGreen Sun 27-Sep-20 10:56:02

I find highlighted clips funny now but not so much watching a whole episode - and I speak as someone who had The Rembrandts' single and would wait with anticipation weekly for the new episode!

SirSamuelVimes Sun 27-Sep-20 10:57:04

Well thats surprising!

They were fairly surprised when I quoted it back at them, anyway.

I think a lot of the current school age kids are quite anti-woke, actually. They're sick of identity politics being shoved down their throats, sick of being told to feel bad about something all the time. Friends is funny, they like it, it makes them laugh and it doesn't shove any political agenda in their face. It's glamorous enough to be aspirational (NYC living) but juvenile enough to be relatable (hanging about with your mates all day).

jackstini Sun 27-Sep-20 11:00:49

My dc are 11 & 14 and have watched the whole series multiple times, as have their friends - they think it's hilarious

They can also do the Ross & Monica 'routine'! 🤣

Dd has a couple of tops with the logo on

Ginkypig Sun 27-Sep-20 12:32:53

I have a plate from the first time round that originally also had a huge cup like the ones you use at breakfast in France but only the plate survived and I keep it as it is perfectly sized for toast smile

I should say though the set was a Christmas gift I didn't buy it.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sun 27-Sep-20 12:34:40

You mean you’ve been to Primark, OP grin

midnightstar66 Sun 27-Sep-20 12:37:33

@DrinkFeckArseGirls it's everywhere tbf, online, in Asda - probably all the supermarkets to be honest, H&M, Debenhams and likely many more. That's just the places I've seen it this week (I've been nowhere near primark in over a year)

doctorhamster Sun 27-Sep-20 12:43:08

My 12 year old is obsessed with it. I agree that it's very dated and of it's time but she finds it hilarious.

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