This is a show about love and sex and careers and a time in life when everything is possible... about the search for commitment and security... and the fear of commitment and security. Most of all, it's about friendship - for when you're young and single in the city, your friends are your family.
In Ross and Rachel, then Chandler and Monica, it created love matches that bubbled for the full 10 series, until a 2004 finale that was watched by 52.5 million people in the US – the largest TV show audience of the decade.
The show's creators have come up with a highly likable group of actors who are talented and charming, if not rip-roaringly funny.
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