NYU professor Saul Austerlitz details how a show about six friends hanging out in a Manhattan coffee shop turned into a cultural, and global, phenomenon. The 1990s TV series Friends reflected a simpler time in America. In the decades since it first aired, the show has found a new audience among millennials, on Netflix and on TV holiday marathons. With a generous sprinkling of trivia, Austerlitz reminds you how funny it was and how perfect the actors were for their roles. He’ll captivate every Friends fan or turn you into one.
About the Author
Saul Austerlitz teaches writing and comedy history at New York University, and is the author of five books, including Sitcom.
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3 years agoAlthough, I don't remember watching a single full episode, my friends who have watched or are watching it talk among themselves about this show as if it was aired recently in the past couple of weeks. This show is indeed a phenomenal success.