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The One Where FRIENDS Happened Today!

Friends is one of those shows that will never go out of style. It’s just a group of friends, hanging out going about their daily lives on the surface, but so much more underneath. What made the sitcom so universally popular, generation after generation?

Growing up, I watched reruns with my mom on Sunday nights. I loved it then and still do today. We spent 10 seasons with them and when it ended, it was like I lost a best friend. Thankfully since its release on Netflix, I’m able to hang out with Rachel and the gang all over again. It’s helped me to understand why everyone loves them so much.

That’s what makes it so popular. It’s funny, quirky, and so very relatable. We laughed and cried with them, and felt like part of their group. I know we all felt something when Rachel got off that plane for Ross, am I right? And, we’ve all got that friend with a little bit of Monica in them, or a little Joey… Or at least I hope you do!

Even though we still connect with the show, it would be totally different if it aired today.

What would the gang be up to in 2019?

For starters, they would all be living in their parents basements because apartments in Central New York today are expensive AF. Ross and Rachel’s relationship status during their ‘break’ would have never been questioned. They would be ‘In a complicated relationship’ according to Facebook. Wait, is that considered a break or no? Guess, it’s still a little dicey.

Speaking of Ross, he would be on marriage number four thanks to online dating. But at least he married a Russian bride this time around so if he accidentally says the wrong name at the alter she wouldn’t have a clue. Doesn’t matter anyways, because the marriage would be over as soon as she gets her green card. Ross would be left broken-hearted but just as entertaining, blogging about his relationship problems… and dinosaurs.

Rachel would be an instafamous influencer for boss brands like Luis Vuitton and Gucci. She would be more famous for her brows, than her hair though cuz #browsonfleek.

I’d follow Monica on Pinterest for her recipes and good hosting tips. She wouldn’t be able to hide from her fat past, but I’m sure she’d use it to create an award-winning weight-loss program for fat kids.

Chandler would use socially awkward sarcasm to tweet hilarious one-liners. #couldhebeanyfunnier? Still left wondering exactly what he does for a living.

Joey would never leave his apartment thanks to apps like UberEats and Tinder. And, we’d all subscribe to his Youtube channel to see the damn duck does next.

Smellycat would go viral, but Phoebe would be too busy with her online chakra shop to even notice.

Lastly, Gunther would be cyber stalking Rachel.

So even in #Friends2019, they’re crazy, silly, quirky and drinking coffee at the Central Perk. They continue to show us that with the right friends, anything is possible. You can get your very own Central Perk to go mug and keep our Friends popular for generations to come!

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  1. I loveeee F.R.I.E.N.D.S !!!! No other sitcom can beat this show

  2. I am currently watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S from the beginning on Netflix. This show never gets old. Great post, make me giggle, because it’s all accurate 😉


  3. I’ll watch the entire tv show and then I’ll come back to this post 🙂

  4. Since we do not own at tv. (yep we are odd) I enjoy reading about the programs others are watching on tv.

  5. Ha ha I loved friends and this one was really great! Spot on with all the various channels! I would for sure follow Rachel as the key influencer and Monica on Pinterest!

  6. Kenzie Hitz says:

    Haha! I love your take on modern day Friends and I think you’re soo right!

  7. You, Me and Benny says:

    Thanks to online dating hahahahaha that’s SO true for Ross!

  8. haha this is so on point. I love watching this show. it would be so awesome if they did another season.

  9. Holii!
    I really liked the Friends series, and every time they replace it, I always see it.
    Good day!!

  10. I thought this post was hilarious especially about Rachel being an influencer and she would certainly have her brow kit! Thank you for sharing this post!

  11. Omg, I can’t stop laughing. I love friends and after reading it I am thinking today’s version will be more popular. It was such a fun post.

  12. Liz Cleland says:

    I just started watching the Seasons on Netflix. I have to say the group dynastic so far is pretty similar to today’s friendships.

  13. owengigg says:

    I liked Friends. I thought it was a fun show, I’m guessing they will all come back together at some point and create a movie.

  14. Yes I was a big fan of FRIENDS.I would be glued to the tv if they make the sequel again

  15. I love Friends and although that’s sad I think you predicted well what Friends 2019 would look like. We’ve developed amazing technology but we still lack adequate mental and social development

  16. Nandyz Soulshine says:

    Really liked your take on Friends in 2019…lol…couldn’t stop smiling….their equation and dilemas are still valid today, but have just become a lot more visible for the public eye.
    – Nandita

  17. Thats hilarious! Ross, marriage 4? Yah I can see that haha!

  18. Lol that’s pretty funny. I loved Friends growing up.

  19. Friends is by far the best show i have watched till date. I have watched it so many times that I remember the dialogues as well.

  20. Fatima D Torres says:

    This was such a classic show. I remember discussing it with highschool buddies and such.

  21. themimiodyssey says:

    OMG! Best TV series ever! And I can totally see Gunther cyber-stalking Rachel.

  22. Becca Wilson says:

    This was such a fun read! I love to imagine how they would all be in today’s world.

  23. Our daughter has discovered Friends and watch’s the show every day. She has seen enough to be able to say she is now watching her own reruns of reruns.

  24. i love how you predicted FRIENDS in 2019! Central Perk it is! Who else is waiting for the sequel? JEEEEzzzzZZ!

  25. Somehow, I never really watched Friends, when It had it’s golden years I was tooo young for It, then other comedies got popular like HIMYM and so. Is it loo late too start watching it now?🤨🤔😁

    1. Definitely not too late!! If u like HIMYM you’ll love Friends I promise! It’s so funny:)

  26. twinspirational says:

    We loved FRIENDS. We even hosted a FRIENDS themed dinner party. I linked it below 🙂

  27. I watched Friends many times and I think I can watch it again 😀
    Great post! <3

  28. Ive never understood friends honestly but my sister is literally the hugest fan! She could probably read line for line of every episode lol

  29. Rebeca says:

    Hello Steph,

    Such a nice and fun article. I looove Friends Show. I’ve already watched it almost 3 times, but these days I was thinking to watch it again.

    It would be so fun to have them back on 2020 show.

    Thanks for this amazing article.

    1. Thanks for the comment! I LOVE Friends so much too! No better time than now, to rewatch!

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