Thursday, February 17, 2005

From FRIENDS-o-phobia to FRIENDS-o-philia

I haven’t seen a single episode of FRIENDS ever in my life. Not until today. This isn’t a crime or a mistake, but I guess with about 75% of the people I know and can relate to watching this episode, I’m most likely expected to know who Ross or Rachel is. I don’t think it is right on my part to be an ignoramus anymore. This episode has been the table topic for a long time, and there is probably a good reason for so many people to be crazy about it. I’m joining the bandwagon from today. I can’t really recollect why I missed it for such a long time, but I guess it’s because of my anathema towards TV serials (some of those late night Sun and Zee TV serials really suck!) and due to I not owning a TV when I was working. Additionally, I really hated every bit of the background laughter (or chatter), apart from not wanting to waste time. 

But this time around, with our LAN filled with multiple copies of all seasons, I’m not really in a position to find a reason to evade. I started today with three episodes, and I can’t really say I’m obsessed with it. In terms of amusement, Joey and Pheobe seem damn cool and has so far been the best of the lot. FRIENDS looks like a nice way to pass time, and to know more about the American culture – [here, I’m willing to take our HR prof’s suggestion to be receptive to other cultures, particularly since, according to his prediction, most of us would be loitering around the globe before 2010 :) ].

I still hate the background laughter, but I guess that isn’t reason enough for abstaining myself from the serial. Oh FRIENDS-omaniacs, is there any other character to watch out for?


At Monday, February 21, 2005 11:53:00 PM, Blogger Whats In A Name said...

Me a first timer on your blog..(We might have met once or twice on PG..)
You have some interesting stuff.. Shall read it all:-)

Nice Blog..

PS:Even I havent seen FRIENDS offlate...Just begun seeing it some six months back...ANd it surely isinstersting

At Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:25:00 AM, Blogger Vinod said...

I'm as big a friends fan as it gets and I must tell you the show totally rocks...

During the first few seasons, Chandler is easily the best character though he loses his charm later on. Chandler and Joey as a combo will literally blow you away..

Have fun..

At Friday, February 25, 2005 7:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey enjoy your blog... good luck with everything in ur life. I just wanted to add that the background laughter u talked about in friends comes from the "live audience" since the cast actually performs this in front of a live studio audience in NBC studios in Burbank, CA. Just an FYI thing

At Friday, February 25, 2005 9:52:00 AM, Blogger Govar said...

Oh! Thx a lot! Never knew this piece...

At Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:30:00 PM, Blogger Bhars said...

Guess what, I still don't know what is friends :p. I was forced to see one or two pieces but could never relate to it :)

Hmmm... people like me also exist on earth :p


At Sunday, February 27, 2005 10:32:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

He he. Would be fun to see how much time it takes for you to start. :)


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