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Friends is a sit com about three guys and three girls living in New York who become best friends. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey deal with life's adversities together. NBC 1994-2004

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Episode 1 - TOA Ross Says Rachel

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Although Ross and Emily get married, she runs away after the ceremony. Rachel is torn as to whether or not to confront Ross about if he has feelings for her. Meanwhile Monica and Chandler’s attempts to have sex keep getting foiled.

The Good: Monica and Chandler are a charming couple here. They make each other funnier and their foiled rendezvous’ are the comedy highlight. Joey is funny as are Emily’s parents as they pop up to mock Ross for his mistake. Ross is good as well and his struggle to find Emily does make him sympathetic after his foolish misspeak. Overall this is a good episode as there is a real sense of focus on the two main plots that drive each scene forward.

The Bad: They try to squeeze so much humour out of the vows that they ruin what is actually a very tragic moment. Real sympathy for Emily is therefore rather overshadowed by Ross trying to get laughs. Rachel seems a bit callous throughout as she is more concerned with herself than Ross and Emily’s plight.

Best Line: (C) “Well we’re, we’re hanging out in here.”
(J) “Which one of us is gonna be having sex in there. Me or you?”
(C) “Well I suppose I would have to say you. What if we’re watching a movie in here?”
(M) “Which we are. And we already paid for it. It’s My Giant.”
(J) “My Giant. I love that movie!”

Best Friend: Monica

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