Why are they all slurping up those two milkshakes while ignoring those sundaes? Those sundaes look perfectly edible, and yet they're clearly going to waste here. This country needs to wake up to our collective prejudices and learn how to accept non-liquified ice cream on its own terms. #NotAllConfections #SundaeBloodySundae
Somehow, I had never seen a single episode of this show before today. This has more to do with me not watching anything other than reruns of The Simpsons on the local Fox affiliate while growing up and less to do with any intentional evasive maneuvers. Friendship is a concept that anyone can get behind, so heck, this show should be great!
Based on how conversations about this show tend to go, I think that I'm supposed to rank the characters against each other, including which ones are my "faves" and which ones are "hot." So, after watching only the first three episodes, here we go!
Joey: He's a good looking dude! He's also really boring, so not a fave. He got his own spinoff, though, so maybe I'm missing something here.
Rachel: Yep, Jennifer Aniston is attractive. The whole running-from-the-wedding and moving in with a friend that she hasn't seen in a long time thing seemed like an unnecessary amount of setup work for a sitcom that's about people living in apartments in New York, but whatever. Mid-tier fave.
Chandler: Stop talking, you're the worst. Really just mugging it in every scene. No one even seems to acknowledge that he's in the room after he smirks out his wisecracks. Not hot, least fave.
Phoebe: Probably the funniest so far, and somewhat hot. I appreciate her surprisingly dark backstory and various non sequiturs. Her "I wish I could help, but I don't want to" line from the pilot was great. Let's go with "most fave-est."
Monica: I guess that she's supposed to be the "responsible" one, with a bit of a neat-freak vibe going on? Eh. Her reactions to how her parents tread her in the second episode were solid, at least. Low-tier fave, mid-tier hot.
Ross: He's a paleontologist, which is a really cool job. The show seems to be giving him all of its emotional beats so far, too. Knowing how sitcoms work, I guess he'll be trying to woo Rachel for the rest of time. I also don't actually know if that's what will happen. Chaotic-neutral fave, pretty hot.
Watching these episodes also reminded me that things were different in the 90's compared to how things are now. Some examples of this include the computers being older and the clothes being baggier. This is SUCH a great blog post.