People in the United States seem to have a legitimate disease: nostalgia. Maybe this is why they’re desperate for another Clinton in office and, now, a Friends reunion, which is slated to happen on February 21st as part of a somewhat random tribute to legendary TV director James Burrows for directing his 1,000th episode for a series, fifteen of which were for Friends.
Though no one is promising that the all of the iconic cast members will actually be in the same room together–apparently the lame excuse of scheduling conflicts doesn’t just apply to Arrested Development–fans are already losing their shit in spite of a recent flurry of “think pieces” expressing how white and indulgent the show was in retrospect.
One can only hope that no one tries to direct a new “mini episode” detailing the lives of Monica (Courteney Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Joey (Matt Le Blanc), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) and Ross (David Schwimmer) now. Because this could only result in an extremely sullying depiction: everyone with kids, technologically-driven jobs and even more unrealistic New York apartment situations. As Kudrow stated, “It wouldn’t be the same show anymore.” TV audiences would do well to remember that when they’re invariably disappointed by the so-called “reunion.”