With the arrival of ‘Friends’ on Netflix UK, there’s – somewhat unbelievably – a whole new generation of people currently enjoying the show for the very first time.
For those who remember the US sitcom from when it originally aired from 1994 to 2004 (and have continued to watch repeats ever since), it has been an eye-opening experience seeing them get acquainted with Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe and Joey.
It turns out some of their opinions stand in contrast to those held by seasoned fans’, and they can be separated into seven categories.
Watching through Friends for the first time. Ross is a monster. What is Rachel seeing in him
I’m watching Friends all the way through for the first time and Ross is an absolute ass. WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE HIM?
Watching Friends for the first time n all I can say is that Ross is an absolute turnip
after binging friends on netflix for the first time in my life I’m seriously considering making an Instagram feed of Ross Gellar being a problematic entitled misogynistic whiny douchecanoe
January 1, 2018
I’ve been watching Friends for the first time: Ross is a dick and not funny. Phoebe needs more support from the gang. Not a fan of canned laughter. The duck is cool. The giant toy dog for the doll’s house was hilarious. #Friends
January 10, 2018
Okay, I’m saying Friends all the way through for the first time and I’m only at season 8 but… am I the only one that thinks Ross is the worst
2. The Ones Who Believe Ross And Rachel WERE On A Break
My 14-year-old sister is watching Friends for the first time. Her: I’m in season 3. Ross and Rachel were on a break! Me: Oh, that’s before it gets sad. Her, panicked: What?! Me, deadpan: They all die at the end. Her: *tears* Me: pic.twitter.com/xjWJW1KAum
January 4, 2018
So I’m watching friends for the first time, and I just want to say something….. THEY WERE ON A BREAK. Like I understand why Rachel was hurt and upset, but come on!!!! They weren’t together!
December 28, 2017
watching Friends for the first time and Ross and Rachel were def on a break. I don’t know why people argue it was obviously a break
There’s an episode of Friends where a group of 26 year olds are shocked that they drank 5 bottles of wine between 7 people over an entire evening and honestly that’s way more unrealistic than the massive apartment thing.
January 9, 2018
Watching Friends for the first time, and not only is it unrealistic that Rachel and Monica can afford that apartment, but HOW does Ross afford to live on his own, in anther big apartment?
January 10, 2018
4. The Ones Who Think Monica Is Totally Underappreciated
Right so I started watching friends for the first time (I know) and can confirm Monica is next level thanks bye https://t.co/8NKe0JfMYF
Watching Friends for the first time ever. Like Chandler and Rachel, Hate Ross, Joey creeps me out, Phoebe’s fun in a scary way. And why does everyone mock Monica for trying to keep a clean, organized home?
January 7, 2018
5. The Ones Who Think They Were All Bad Friends To Phoebe
Watching friends for the first time and honestly don’t know why they don’t help phoebe through her mental illness ?? #Friends#netflix
Another observation from watching Friends through for the first time. Why do none of the friends try to help Phoebe through her grief and with her childhood traumas? It’s like they don’t care. Poor Phoebe.
January 6, 2018
6. The Ones Who Had A Lot Of Thoughts About The Fashion
watching Friends properly for the first time. why does joey dress like a character from Queer as Folk. why do none of ross’s clothes fit
watching #friends properly for the first time…..I just want all the outfits minus the awful shoes pic.twitter.com/G0Ux0aX1Se
Watching Friends on Netflix and it’s basically just nipples
Watching #Friends for first time on #Netflix and wow is it not politically correct! Funny shit. Will keep watching!
The entire series of ‘Friends’ is available to stream on Netflix now.