Friends is a UK's many renouned streaming uncover – because do we still adore it?

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“We’ll be there for you…”

It’s been 14 years given Friends ended, though we adore Ross, Rachel, Monica, Joey, Chandler and Phoebe as most as always.

The US sitcom has surfaced a list of a UK’s most-watched streaming shows, violence some-more new releases.

Netflix UK combined Friends in Jan and twice as many episodes were streamed in a initial 3 months of 2018 than a nearest rival, Amazon’s The Grand Tour.

Services like Netflix and Amazon don’t tell spectator figures, though this information has been expelled by TV watchdog Ofcom.

The list in Ofcom’s Media Nations report, formed on a consult of 2,500 viewers, ranks a most-watched programmes on subscription streaming services.

Although Netflix is pumping outrageous sums into a strange programming – spending about $6.8bn (£5.3bn) this year alone – a uncover that ran from 1994-2004 has come out on top.

The recognition of Friends substantially has something to do with many fans binge observation after 234 episodes were combined to Netflix UK during a start of a year.

January-March 2018. Source: GfK/Ofcom

While many Friends fans were gay when it arrived on Netflix UK, it sparked a discuss after some people found tools of a humour were now unpalatable.

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Writer Rebecca Reid told BBC Radio 5 live in January she “couldn’t trust how badly it has aged”.

“The homophobia is towering – a punchline of each fun about Ross is that his ex-wife is a lesbian, as if that’s some unwell of his and that it’s waggish that she’s a lesbian,” she said.

“The sexism’s flattering prevalent as well… [and] it’s a whitest uncover in a whole world.” She did acknowledge, however, that “she did arrange of adore it”.

There is still outrageous seductiveness in a show, and Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel, recently pronounced she “fantasises” about a uncover being brought back.

As good as being on Netflix, a uncover is promote on Comedy Central daily in a UK.

The channel has also enjoyed success with FriendsFest – a live furloughed eventuality where fans can travel into recreations of Central Perk and a characters’ apartments. Tickets have sole out in 4 of a 6 cities it is visiting this summer.

We went to FriendsFest in Manchester to ask fans because a uncover still appeals.

Sue Kemp, 48, from Liverpool, has been examination given a initial episode, and daughter Rose, 21, is now a large fan too.

“Even my younger daughter watches it as good and she’s 15, and she finds it usually as humorous as we do and I’m scarcely 50,” Sue says.

“It’s good fun, it’s light-hearted, it creates we feel good. You can simply watch dual or 3 episodes a night. Come in from work, prepare a tea, put Friends on.”

Rose has been bingeing on a uncover given it seemed on Netflix during a start of a year. “I’ve watched it start to finish twice. Maybe 3 times,” she says.

Should it ever return? “I’d adore to see a sequel.” she says. “Even usually a film throwing adult with them where they are now. Did Ross and Rachel ever unequivocally get together and live together? Did Monica and Chandler last?”

For sisters Cara Templeman (left, in a recreated Central Perk) and Jamie Sutcliffe, from Halifax, examination a uncover reminds them of when they were flourishing up.

“The jokes are still humorous now. We were substantially 10 or 11 when we initial watched it,” says Cara, 29.

Jamie, 27, adds: “A lot of a jokes substantially went over a heads when we initial watched it though now we watch it behind and we find new things humorous that we didn’t find humorous a initial time.”

Her sister continues: “It’s not descent or anything like that is it? Sometimes we watch aged programmes and we think, ooh, that wouldn’t work now. There’s not most in it like that.”

Jamie says she recently watched all a episodes again to teach her husband. “When it came on Netflix. we was like, ‘Right, start to finish, we’re examination it.’ So we did, and he got into it.

“It usually took us usually over a month. I’ve usually finished by PhD so we indispensable some wind-down time!”

Husband and mother Ben and Sarah Sloan, from Bolton (pictured in replicas of Joey and Chandler’s chairs) can describe to opposite things as they’ve got older.

“Chandler’s irascibility and a things Ross gets himself into – we see myself removing into those situations sometimes,” says Ben, 34.

Sarah, 33, adds: “I’ve review a lot newly about how it doesn’t interest to millennials, though we are millennials, we think. we adore it usually as most now as we did when we was younger, though now we see opposite things that we find funny.

“Now we’re married and have kids there are other things we appreciate. As we’ve got comparison and they’ve got comparison we can know a stresses and things, and how it’s brought to a humorous light.”

The integrate especially watch on Comedy Central. “There’s been this duration in a final few years where it’s always on a telly when we spin it on,” Sarah says.

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