Welcome To Central Perk!

Hey! My name is Rachel Kim and I will be doing my comedy blog on Season 8 of the hit TV show Friends. This season ran from September 2001 to May 2002, and was the most watched season of the series, garnering an average of 24.5 million viewers. The show also won the Emmy Award during the season for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Friends was an NBC comedy show created and produced by David Crane, Marta Kauffman, and Kevin S. Bright. The six leading cast members are Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, and David Schwimmer as Ross Geller.

Friends features a close-knit group of six friends, three female and three male, who live in Manhattan, New York. It follows their lives and involves stories on their various relationships, jobs, problems, etc. Throughout all the ups and downs, the six friends are always there for each other and the show highlights their tight and strong friendship.

The finale episode of the previous Season 7 included the wedding of Monica and Chandler. Phoebe finds a pregnancy test and everyone assumes that Monica is pregnant, but Monica denies this. Rachel, however, looks very worried and the camera zooms in on her teary-eyed face in the last scene, hinting that she might be the one who’s actually pregnant. The season ends leaving the audience wondering whether Rachel is in fact, pregnant, and if she is, who the father of the baby is. The premiere episode of Season 8 picks right back up from where it last left off, at the scene of Monica and Chandler’s wedding.

Season 8 Opening Credits:

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September 12, 2010. Introduction.

3 Comments

  1. Matthew Corn replied:

    Great introduction and background information! I’m looking forward to reading your blog. Friends was certainly a trendsetter and you will definitely learn a lot about sitcom structure and character mix by following this show.

  2. mguilbault replied:

    So glad you did friends! I LOVEEE this show its one of my absolute favorites. It never gets old to me. I’ve seen every episode a thousand times.. I know all the words to most of the episodes. which tends to piss people off sometimes when i cant keep myself from saying them outloud. haha i’m a freak. its ok. dont mind me. haha but seirously i love this show, i almost followed it myself actually so i’m glad i’ll get to read yours!

  3. katiesorrels replied:

    I LOVE Friends so much! It is still one of my favorite shows and I watch episodes, even though I’ve already seen them all, all of the time. I’m really excited to read your blog and hear if you have any of the same thoughts after each episode. I also like the layout of your blog! Including pictures and/or videos will make it easier for your readers to understand the episodes you’re talking about!

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