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 almost feels like watching a movie. The pace of ‘ER’ came first and the characters were established later (we didn’t get to know too much about Noah Wyle’s John Carter, other than that he was new and that he was scared). ‘Friends’ didn’t have this luxury. The first scene of ‘Friends’ takes place in a coffee shop, so we really have no choice other than to meet these people. And the thing is, in this first episode, these people are kind of awful.
Like anyone who lived through the '90s, Jimmy Kimmel loved 'Friends,' but while being a fan of the television staple is wholly understandable, the depth of his affection is, well, perhaps not. Kimmel hosted 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston on his show last night, and while she might have expected to chat about her latest movie, 'Life of Crime,' and share some fun tidbits and anecdotes, the host had other ideas.
Understandably, 2013 has become a banner year for TV reunion in that 'Arrested Development' will finally dish out Netflix's revival season on May 26, while even the dormant 'Veronica Mars' got its act together for a fan-funded feature film, but the latest rumors have little merit, despite their long reach. Sources lacking credibility yesterday spread news of a 'Friends' reunion season, but despite the rumor's prevalence, no such thing will likely ever take place. Find out why inside!
NBC's 'Go On' might have lost a bit of momentum without 'The Voice' as a lead-in, but the series will gain at least a few more 'Friends' in the comings weeks. Marking 'Go On's first 'Friends' reunion for former star Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox will put Monica and Chandler back together for an upcoming guest appearance. Find out how Courtney Cox will 'Go On' inside!