Although I appreciate that I am still able to watch the beloved sitcom on TV (where most of my friends had to run out and buy the box set when E4 delivered the bad news). I am appalled at how Comedy Central has decided to show us Friends. I’m sure everyone with the Comedy central channel is very grateful that they have given our good friends Monica, Rachel, Chandler, Ross, Joey and Phoebe and stable place to live but I have to admit, I preferred their old home a lot more.
I think we underestimate the importance of watching things in the right order. It may only be me with the crazy problem of having to see through “best of” episodes and wanting to rip my eyes out because you’ve missed entire chunks of plots and storylines. They mix around the episodes so much that you actually find yourself confused even if everyone in the English speaking language has already seen every episode at least once.
I for one am heartbroken… Friends belongs on E4 where there was a double bill everyday that went in a logical and systematic order. Where we could follow the character’s lives and actually understand what had happened to them in the episode prior.
I almost feel that those without the Comedy Central channel had a lucky escape- they don’t have to deal with seeing something so precious being damaged. I didn’t think it was possible but they’ve ruined Friends.