This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television foreverWhen Friends debuted in 1994, no one expected it to become a mainstay of NBC's Must See TV lineup, let alone a global phenomenon. In the years since, Friends has gone throug...
|Title||:||I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends Reviews
I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved finding out the back stories on the cast and how it all began. The author did extensive research for this book and discusses many of the ups and downs of the show through the years. It's a fun walk down memory lane and I still love this show.
Imprescindible para quienes hemos sido / somos muy fans de «Friends». El libro es un análisis detallado de lo que fue la serie, sus altos y sus bajos, además de muchas curiosidades relacionadas con la producción y el rodaje. Me lo he leído del tirón, así que... no podían ser menos de cinco estrellas.
A really good insight into how Friends came about and all the paths it took. Found out interesting facts about the cast that I didn’t know before.
I would have gladly given this book 5 stars but then we had to make it political. To me, this book should have been about the series and it's characters and the story line. And for the most part it was. The last chapter could have been left out entirely and this book would have been much more enjoyable. Too bad...
“The thing that mattered most about Friends was right there in that simple, one-word, unambiguous title.”
I watch the complete series of Friends at least once a year. More if a major event or life catastrophe happens. There’s something about it I can’t quite pinpoint, but it makes me feel calmer, like everything will be okay even if real life is a complete disaster right now.
“Some things don’t change. Friends is a reminder of that, and that’s why so many of us reach for it in times of grief or f ...more
I wanted to read this book when I first found out about it, but I won't. Why? B/c I LOVE Friends, and having read some of the reviews changed my mind. I don't want some SJW bullshit.
My bf and I always say this show couldn't be made today. Why does "diversity" have to be forced all the damn time? Why can't 6 white people be friends without someone bitching about it? There is NOT homophobia. They just bust on Chandler. Doesn't anyone know how to razz their friends anymore? And heaven forbid all th ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but I had to request this one. I adore the show FRIENDS! It's one of my favorite shows of all time, and this book really reinforced why I feel that way. It's got a timeless quality and delves into the feelings of what it means to have a framily when your family disappoints.
This book doesn't make it all appear to be roses and rainbows, either. It discusses the pro ...more
You Should Read This Book If:
-You love nostalgia and want to prance down memory lane with people who can drop Friends inside jokes as frequently as you can.
-You want a well-researched look at the writing, casting, and those highly-publicized salary negotiations.
-You’re into pop culture phenomenons. Because Friends definitely is one.
Kelsey Miller loves Friends in the way that I do. Soothed by those TBS reruns and able to easily ramble off some of the all-time best quotes (“They don’t know we kno ...more