Friends

The One Where Hollywood Keeps Taking Lisa Kudrow for Granted
In the decade-plus that’s passed since the series ended, it’s become increasingly clear that Lisa Kudrow was the best actor on Friends. Maybe we were too preoccupied with Rachel’s hair and perfecting our Joey impressions to notice it then, but thanks to the generous gift of hind…
Could This BE Any More 10 Facts About ‘Friends’?
NBC’s Friends may have given us one of the last great three-camera sitcoms, but might it have been so successful under the original title, Insomnia Café? Or with Jon Cryer as Chandler? Find an extra capable of working the espresso machine, as the 33rd episode of ‘You Think You Kno…
The Top-Rated Television Shows of the Last 60 Years
Over the past 60 years, just 26 shows have held the coveted title of a season’s top-rated series. They run the gamut from sitcoms to Westerns to medical dramas to soap operas and back. Viewers’ taste remains fascinatingly cyclical; 60 years ago, the most popular show in America was a g…
‘Friends’ At 20: Less Really is More
It’s always bizarre to re-watch the pilot episode of a long-running television series, especially a situation comedy. Both ‘Friends’ and ‘ER’ are celebrating the 20th anniversaries of their debut over the next few days, but watching the ‘ER’ pilot alm…

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