January 16, 2019

"Friends" Is Television's Comfort Food

“Netflix subscribers were thrown for a loop on Monday, when a rumor that the NBC hit ‘90s sitcom “Friends” would be leaving the streaming service swept the internet.

Evidently, fans had looked at the details page of “Friends” on Netflix and noted that the content was listed as available only through Jan. 1, 2019. They then inferred that this meant “Friends” was being axed from Netflix, where it’s been available for nearly four years.

Netflix responded to the hysteria with a tweet declaring that in fact, no, “Friends” was not going anywhere.

The tweet was liked over 188,000 times and retweeted nearly 75,000 times, indicating massive rejoice.

I personally don’t really care for “Friends”, which makes me something of a social pariah among my peers (I’m 35, and almost all my friends are fans of the show). I’ve seen countless episodes (they’re rather impossible to avoid), yet I just don’t feel a connection with it and I find everyone very annoying.”

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