Netflix Trolls Millennials With 2018 Episodes Of Friends

by : UNILAD on : 26 Jan 2018 13:28
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Netflix has decided we all needed cheering up in January to survive the post-Christmas blues and so they released all episodes of Friends.


The iconic show finally arrived on the streaming service on New Year’s Day making dreams come true across the UK.

And of course we haven’t stopped binge watching it for the millionth time since…

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Netflix UK tweeted on December 30 a not-so-subtle secret message that even Joey Tribbiani could understand:


The One with the Show Everyone’s Been Asking Us to Add.

Of course everyone got very excited, got cosy in their BarcaLoungers, ordered a Joey special (two pizzas of course) and rejoiced that they could watch their favourite show non-stop.

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However, of course millennials being millennials were quick to be offended by the decade-defining show.

Why? Because Ross’s wife left him for another woman and so his character had trust issues and misgivings regarding sexuality, Monica was teased about being fat when she was younger, Joey thought with his penis, and Chandler near-enough blacklisted his dad after he became a woman.

Amy complained on Twitter writing:

Rewatching Friends on Netflix and damn! Never realised just how annoying and homophobic Ross was with stuff like this! Did always love Carol and Susan though, should have known.


Christine Carr also took issue with the popular show tweeting:

I was a uni student in the 90’s so looked forward to rewatching Friends on Netflix over New Year.

But I agree – the ‘fat Monica’ and ‘gay Chandler’ ‘jokes’ feel very out of place now. And was Joey *always* that bit creepy? Disappointing.

Admittedly it is understandable why some people may find some of the show’s content uncomfortable in 2018 as things do change but Friends like every other television show is a product of its time.

To be fair to the show, it has been nearly 14 years since Rachel got off that plane…

Yuzu summed this up perfectly on Twitter writing:

Friends is a product of its time. Of course it’s not going to be politically correct like something released in 2018.

Complaining about how xphobic and problematic it is is beating a dead horse.

Netflix saw what millennials were tweeting about the show and so decided to respond to them in the most fantastic way.

The streaming service took to Twitter and decided to reimagine the show’s plot-lines giving it a 2018 twist that perfectly trolls millennials.


They wrote:


-Joey eats Tide pods, goes to hospital (guest star Ellen Pompeo)
-Chandler won’t shut up about how funny his Vines were
-Ed Sheeran cameo interrupts Phoebe’s Central Perk set
-Ross gets everyone into Bitcoin
-The One Where The Gang Realises Their Privilege

Take a bow Netflix, take a bow.

Topics: Film and TV


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