I've seen all the episodes of Friends in random order, but I've never watched them starting with the 1st episode. I recently did that (thank you, Netflix for making that available in January...perfect timing with a newborn!!), and I noticed a few things I've never noticed before. I want to sit down with a bunch of Friends enthusiasts and have a long conversation. Let me know if you're available to do that.
*My favorite season by far is Season 5. Episode 1 starts with the aftermath of Ross saying Rachel's name at the wedding and ends with the episode in Vegas.
*I love seasons 6-10, of course, but I could definitely tell that that's when they became famous. Things changed a little bit. Rachel went from wearing pjs and her hair up like this
to wearing her hair and outfits like this
Super cute, of course, and yes she started working at Ralph Lauren...but I never noticed a moment after season 5 where the actors' hair wasn't done or when they wore a super casual outfit.
*I really love the mismatched colors and designs of the kitchen chairs in Monica's apartment. I'd like to do something kinda like that one day. But it probably will never happen because my brain is too Pottery Barn symmetrical.
*All the characters had great moments, but the BEST moments were with Ross.
-Fist pump together (and elbows) in place of the finger...hah!
*Each episode featured a different character in the earlier seasons. After season 6, the plot shifted to focus mainly on Rachel's character. I missed a lot of Monica's spunky personality towards the end.
*I find myself to be a little...."Monica".
*I actually wish Rachel ended up with Joey. I never thought that before watching it all the way through. They were so good together.
*I realllyyyy want a mug like the ones they used at the coffee house. These polka dots need to be in my cabinet.
*And I seriously considered painting my pantry door purple and putting a gold frame on it. Too much?
After finishing up the seasons, I watched interviews online with the cast, and read all the "Things you didn't know about Friends" articles I could find on Pinterest. I knew them all, by the way.
And yes...I'm slowly coming out of my obsession. I don't need an intervention.
Talk to me about Friends!!!