30 Thoughts Before 30: #24: “I Don’t Mind ‘Friends’ Now”

Growing up, I was far too young to get into “Friends” during its original run on NBC. I was also reluctant to give it a chance during reruns on cable.

But I must admit, I have found myself watching the show on-and-off again with my weird work hours and having days off on weekdays. Also, it feels like TBS airs ten episodes an afternoon.

I loved “How I Met Your Mother” and that is said to be the “Friends” of my generation. Both share their similar quirks, like how do they all afford apartments in Manhattan when some of them aren’t even working at times? And, the characters dating one another throughout the series.

I relate more to Ted Mosby and Marshall Eriksen than a Chandler Bing or Ross Geller, but I find that “Friends” has its moments, even with it being wrapped up in the 90s sitcom era, but it does hold up for the most part.

Both shows present a world most of us in our late 20s and early 30s would love to have. Again, how are not worried about making rent?!

Maybe that’s why I don’t mind watching a few episodes.

I’m now at that age the characters were when “Friends” began. Maybe that was the problem. You think you have it all together in your late teens and early 20s, but you don’t.

“Friends” is just something I didn’t give a chance when I was younger. The same goes for broccoli, tomatoes and almond milk. Now those are a staple of my diet.

No one told me life was gonna be this way (clap, clap, clap, clap).

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