So recently I decided to binge-watch friends, the whole series. I watched it years ago like most other people my age but I wanted to see it again with fresh eyes and I did learn a few things. For starters. Joey is truly the best guy in the show tho he really is an idiot. Chandler may be the best friend you could possibly have and Ross, well Ross should probably be punched in the face. Seriously, dude, we get it your wife turned out to be a lesbian. Sure you can be upset but like 6 years later its time to move on.
The show, however, is funnier than people give it credit for and I really don’t understand why so many people feel the need to bash it. The show had great character growth in the show and while it rarely covered serious topics when it did they did it well. Realistically the show was never meant to be that way tho, it was mostly just there for a laugh, and it ended up it needed to end. Ross and Rachel always needed to end together, Pheobe needed to end with someone, not on the show the entire time and Monica and Chandler deserved their happily ever after.
Many people, however, will point to Joey and say how he kind of got screwed, but forget his show was planned as friends was ending. He couldn’t have a really happy or definitive ending because he was getting his own show which sadly ended rather abruptly, many of its episodes actually never even aired.
The show itself, however, was simply good for a laugh and was never meant to be overly realistic and that is why it was enjoyable. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.