It’s funny how life is, how liking certain things defines you, sometimes for a lifetime. In my case, one of the most defining things, I hope not in a superficial way 🙂 , is the sit-comedy “Friends” . It’s not that I like it, its a little bit more than this. :)) I watched the whole show so many times that I cannot remember, and, when watching an episode, I always know the next line before they say it, and even so, I enjoy it every-time.
I grew up with this show, and, I know it’s been over for so long, 10 years now, but it’s still funny and current (except the technology that is funny in itself by now. :)) I have laughed and cried so many times because of these characters and their lives that I genuinely care about them, and over time, I identified with some of them and some of their life events. It has been really a great friendship and really one of the most deep experiences, as far as a television show can go . 🙂
What is really cool, is that over time, the areas in which I identified myself with them changed, as my understanding and maturity grew, or my life went through different moments. When I was alone I always was somehow closer to Rachel, and when I got a boyfriend I identified more with the couples in the show like Rachel and Ross and Monica and Chandler.. when I was living with my girlfriends there have been so many moments in which we were sharing in the same way our life and I will never forget them.. of course when I got married I remembered some of the wedding preparation that Monica and Chandler went through… 🙂
Unexpectedly, when I thought that this show cannot offer anything new to me, I found a new point of view again, thru a surprising connection: I am taking a professional cooking class (btw my grade in the first test was 10, the best in the class, hehe 😀 ). I never took notice so much so much in this profession, and now, the fact that Monica is a chef made me return to this show, and it’s a whole new point of view, which makes it fresh again. I like to watch the whole thing over again, with her finding the perfect chef job and the struggle, and due to the current state of my life, I can definitely relate. Even more, I don’t know how you are, but so far, although I was cooking very frequently I never took into consideration the chef experience. To cook for a large group of people compared to your family or friends is completely different and trough this class I gained a whole new respect for the cooks and chefs that serve such delicious meals and make it seem so effortless. But, (a lot more) about that later. Today’s post is dedicated to Friends. Just because it has enriched my life, made me smile when I was sad, made me think about whole other points of view, and, why not, improved my ironic humor. 🙂
The people who know me, my real friends 🙂 , know that I am quoting all the time different scenes from this show, because, sometimes there are in life exactly the same circumstances and, the funny way of looking at them makes things better in so many ways.
Of course, there have been and there are so many other shows that I have watched over the years, but none of them had the effect this one had on me. There are loves and loves, like in any other parts of life. 😉
So, a big thank you, whereever you are, to all the actors, writers, directors and crew of Friends. It was one of my biggest dreams to see a taping of one episode, but this is an impossible dream. Oh well, there are still all those little bits of happiness inside of every episode.This blog is about a happy life, and, yes, they made me happy so many times. They still do. If some of you did’t watch the show, please do, I guarantee you won’t regret it.
Although I am sharing with you my personal experience, I have also a general point of view. I think the life is pretty hard sometimes, and all of our daily gestures can make it better or worse. I think there are moments in which a sunny day, a funny movie or show or a up beat song can improve our mood and make all the difference. Friends always worked for me, but of course it’s not the only option. The important thing to remember is that the sounds, images, smells and all the surrounding things are influencing us. I think it’s important to choose the ones that are influencing us for the better, and our life will be happier.
What about you? Do you have some shows that you love like that? Please tell me in the comments, I would love to know, maybe you you are also giving me a new show idea, so thank you in advance! 😉
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