By: Nikhita Iyer
The much awaited Friends: The Reunion finally released on the 27th of May. It created a huge online buzz as this was the first time in 17 years since the show ended that the entire cast were going to be seen together again.
This 1.5 hour long episode was a perfect amalgamation of laughter, tears and moments of surprise. It was an unexplainable joy to see Phoebe, Monica, Rachel, Chandler, Joey and Ross in their complete elements and all of them revisiting the set of Friends, reading lines from the actual show, chatting with each other and sharing anecdotes as if they were one family. Everything was an emotional rollercoaster. The cast also gave an interview in front of the audience with James Corden as the host.
Friends will undoubtedly be a timeless show regardless of the mixed opinions that people have. It has the unique and wonderful quality of getting stuck in your minds. It gives us a sense of homeliness and can never fail to make you laugh. The brilliance of this show is about how it is nothing but 10 seasons worth of just 6 friends hanging out together, yet this journey is relatable and comforting on another level.
It is always a perfect time to watch friends regardless of whether you are watching it the first time or rewatching it for the hundredth time.
P.S: This reunion was a much needed experience that will always be close to my heart.