The One With… Netflix finally adding Friends

Written by on 23rd January 2018

Netflix started their year off to a great start here in the UK with news that had everyone talking but are you a fan?

The 24-year-old hit sitcom ‘Friends’ has finally been added to the British version of the popular streaming service Netflix.

Since the early hours of the new year fans of the show can now stream the hugely successful US sitcom set in New York featuring Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox).

Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) and Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) also star in the series which last aired in 2004 and we’re pretty certain it will definitely make for some good binge-watching material.

However there has been some claims that the series isn’t as politically correct as we’d thought.

Some users on Twitter have claimed there’s issues around fat shaming, homophobia, gender stereotyping.

However despite these in jest comments many are still enjoy the series.

Netflix teased us with a small build up to the release of ‘Friends’ which started when Netflix UK & Ireland took to Twitter on December 30.

Despite not being solid evidence, It was an obvious reference to the show’s use of episode names such as The One With The Blackout, and The One With The List.

Fans had to wait a further 2 days to find out that Friends was indeed heading for Netflix.

On January 1, hours after the release of Friends. Netflix UK & Ireland tweeted:“If you quit your job and watched eight hours of Friends a day you’d complete it in two weeks. You know what to do.”

The temptation to binge-watch is too strong but now’s your chance since all of the episodes have been added to Netflix at once but be warned, that’s 85 hours worth!

Let us know are you watching for the first time or just reliving the series all over again? Get in touch!

Article is adapted from Spark Magazine. 

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